Year 6 - Houses of Parliament Class
Class Teacher: Miss Benti-Scott
Head Boy and Girl: Alfred and Nhashara
Y5 Junior Leaders: Rashma and Ashari
Y5 Prefects: Joanna and Christopher
We will begin our mathematics work this half term looking at place value, including decimal numbers. We will then move on to refining our written methods for calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and looking for the most efficient methods to solve multi-step problems. The children will develop understanding of these ideas and techniques by representing in a variety of ways, explaining methods, making their own examples, making connections and using reasoning to solve problems. We will focus on recall of key number facts with speed and accuracy so that the children can calculate with confidence.
The children will have sports lessons on a Thursday afternoon. We will also be taking part in other Sporting activity, both competitive and fun. The aim is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and well-being of our children as well as improving their concentration levels - it’s also great fun!
If you want to support your child’s learning at home, here are a few ideas you might like to try:
- Listen, read and discuss with your child the book they are reading at the moment. If you want to encourage your child to read more narrative/fiction ask us for ideas and we’ll be more than happy to help.
- Play times tables games and practice division as well as multiplication facts.
- Visit your local library and make use of the books, CDs and video they offer, especially the ones related to your child’s topic.
- Practice your child’s spellings with them – they will be bringing them home every Friday.
We set great store on reading independently and enjoying books. Reading should be encouraged every night, and as the year goes on.Other homework may be set at other times (for instance, practice work in maths) but we will always try and give as much notice as possible. In addition, there will be occasional 'big' homework activities (often over a holiday) which will be fully explained at the time.