A typical day in Foxes class will involve a maths and English lesson, a spelling and a maths meeting, in addition we will study a full range of other subjects; science, history, geography, art, ICT, music, PE, RE, French and PSHE on a rotating timetable. We also have discrete grammar and arithmetic lessons taught once a week.
In Autumn term we really enjoyed reading high quality texts linked to our WW2 history study. Our favourites include Skyward, which follows the story of female pilots as the roles of women change; The Silver Sword, where we were able to make many links and comparisons between Warsaw, Poland and London during key events such as The Blitz and Goodnight Mr Tom.
This Spring Term we are reading Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver as we follow the story of Toraq who is left wounded, terrified and on the run. His only ally is an orphaned wolf cub.
In year 6 we are keen readers and expected to read independently or aloud in addition to our weekly homework. We have an excellent selection of books in class and when we have particularly enjoyed a book, we leave reviews for our peers to encourage them to select a book that may interest them.
Our spring focus is on measurement and number including ratio, decimals, percentages and algebra. We have an arithmetic test each week which helps us to feel comfortable in test situations and boosts our confidence as we see our results improving each week! It is important that we continue to practise our times tables, using available resources such as TT Rockstars as many of the questions in our arithmetic test draw upon this knowledge.
The overall aim in Year 6 is to ensure all children are prepared and have the appropriate tools to tackle challenges that they may face throughout all subjects and outside of school. The learning environment is encouraging, inspiring, rewarding and fun and there are always high expectations of the children.