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6KC

Welcome to 6KC!

Teacher: Mrs K Cresswell

 

What are we learning in the Autumn Term?

 

Maths:

 

For each unit below we teach the children how to tackle fluency questions as well as applying their new learnt skills to reasoning and problem solving questions.

 

The curriculum content we will cover this term includes:-

  • Number and Place Value
  • The four operations (+,-, x, ÷)
  • Fractions

 

 

We start each lesson with 'Can you still?' to recap concepts previously taught, or 'Rapid Reasoning' to develop the children's reasoning and problem solving skills.

 

Times tables: the children can practise their times tables at home using Times Table Rockstars. We also allow time in school. It is expected that Year 6 children know all their times tables.

 

Writing:

 

Throughout this half term, the children will be developing a range of writing skills including punctuation and grammar, as well as developing their vocabulary. They will compose a range of different text types including:-

 

- Descriptive writing (Little Freak)

- A balanced argument/ debate (Jack and The Beanstalk)

- Narrative writing (Jack and The Beanstalk)

 

Reading:

 

Reading skills are taught every morning. Children may be asked to echo read and then there is a focus on either vocabulary, retrieval, inference or deduction. The children have gained confidence with skimming and scanning texts, making margin notes and highlighting key words and phrases. 

 

Spellings:

 

Spellings rules are taught in school every week. They are tested every Friday and new spellings are given out each Friday too.

 

Other Subjects:

 

The children also will have P.E twice a week, music, art, computing and PSHE lessons.

 

6KC have P.E. every Thursday and Friday - please come to school in your P.E. kits.

 

How can I support my child's learning at home?

 

Homework:

 

- Spellings (for a weekly spelling test)

- Times tables practice

- Reading every night

 

Accelerated Reader:

 

The children at Hamp Academy have access to the library daily and are able to pick books from our Accelerated Reader range to read and then take quizzes on. Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers, and librarians feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice. Children using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them.

 

Contacting Mrs Cresswell:

 

If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me in person, via the school office or using Class Dojo.

 

You will find updates about your child and pictures on 6KC's Class Dojo page.

 

Mrs K Cresswell

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