Goodness (Year 6) Class & Home Learning
Admissions to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2021 booklet
Welcome to Goodness Class. My name is Mr McBride and I am joined in the class team by Miss Wilmot.
Year 6 is an extremely important year for the children, as it is their final year at St Augustine before starting secondary school in September. A key focus throughout Year 6 will be to ensure that the children take a mature and responsible approach to their education; becoming confident, organised and independent learners. The children will be taught a full, broad and balanced curriculum but also some life skills such as cooking and growing vegetables and making food with the produce.
Our Literacy text for the Autumn term is Rose Blanche. This will allow us to continue the topic of World War 2 as the book is the story of a girl who lives in Germany at the time.
In Science, we will be learning about classifying animals during the first half term and this will link to our art topic, where the children will be drawing and labelling animals.
In History, we will continue to learn facts about World War 2 before moving on to World War 1, which we will link with reading and writing war poetry.
Please see the Medium Term Plan for more details.
All pupils are expected to read regularly at home with an adult in order to develop their comprehension/inferential skills as well as the speed, fluency and accuracy of what they read. In school, we focus a great deal on analysing the content of what is being read; asking a variety of questions about the content in order to ensure that they gain a deeper understanding. Asking these questions at home will improve their reading skills. So, it is really important that you read with your child every day for at least 15 minutes.
We would ask parents/carers to initial and date any comments that they make in their reading records on a daily basis, as well as indicating when their child has finished the book. These records will be checked regularly.
All pupils will be set homework every Friday via Google Classroom and it is to be submitted by the following Tuesday. Homework will include spelling/timetables, along with another piece of work related to the content covered in school during that week for consolidation.
Please remember - the aim of the Spelling homework is that all children apply this knowledge in their written work, not only in Literacy, but across the curriculum. So please practise the given spellings in a context so that children understand their meanings and how to use them correctly.
PE will take place every Friday morning. As such, please send the children into school already dressed in their PE kit. This will be black shorts/jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt and trainers.
All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons.
Miss Wilmot and I are really looking forward to teaching the class this year! I hope to speak to you at regular intervals to speak to you about your child's progress.