Goodness (Year 6) Class
Admissions to Secondary Schools in Bexley 2021 booklet
Welcome to Goodness Class. My name is Mr McBride and I am the class teacher this year. 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 this half term is The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. This book is a fantastic adventure story which children love!
In Science we are studying evolution and inheritance.
In History, we will be learning about civil rights in America in the 1950s and 1960, linking to modern day.
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 maths, English and vocabulary/spellings.
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 Thursday afternoon. 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.
I am really looking forward to teaching the class this term! I hope to speak to you at regular intervals to speak to you about your child's progress.
Medium Term Plans