Goodness (Year 6) Class
Welcome to Goodness Class. My name is Mrs Minhas and I am the Year 6 teacher; our teaching assistant is 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.
Our Literacy text for the Summer term is ‘Rose Blanche’ by Ian McEwan. This book is about a young girl named Rose Blanche who discovers a concentration camp full of children in the forest near her home town and silently takes food to them for the remainder of the war. Roberto Innocenti’s illustrations create a powerful and eloquent text.
In Science, we will be studying about the human circulatory system.
In History, we will be learning about World War 1 and World War 2.
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 look forward to working in partnership with you to support and help develop your child’s education in an enjoyable and attentive atmosphere.
Medium Term Plans