Welcome to Damascus class
Class teacher: Miss Flynn
Teaching assistants: Mrs Regan (M, T, T, F mornings) Mrs Daly (W morning)
|SPRING||CRIME AND PUNISHMENT|
|SUMMER||MASTER OF DISASTERS|
Our topic sessions will revolve around different aspects of Greek life (schools, government, philosophy etc.) while in English lessons we will dive into the world of mythology, exploring heroes, creatures and gods. In art, we will be examining Greek patterns and pottery before creating clay masks based on mythological characters.
Autumn term RE topics: Loving, Vocation & Commitment
Autumn term science topics: All Living Things, Evolution & Inheritance
Helping to Enrich our Topics
It is always fantastic to have items or visitors to support our topics - if anyone has any experience or items that may aid us with any of the work above that we could share or borrow, we would love to hear from you.
Homework is set on Wednesdays and due in the following Tuesday. Each week there will be:
- Maths tasks
- A reading journal entry
To avoid interfering with SATs preparation, our only project this year will be set in the autumn term. Year 6 pupils are free to choose any aspect of Ancient Greek life to explore. Projects will be set towards the end of September and are due Friday 11th December.
Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Please make sure PE kit is worn to school on these days.
This year the KS2 SATs will be administered from the 10th - 13th May. The children will sit one reading paper, one spelling and grammar (SPAG) paper, one arithmetic paper and two mathematical reasoning papers. To help prepare the children and ease any anxiety, revision club will be offered in the spring term. There is also a selection of practise papers available on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials
Please make sure your child brings a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all uniforms are labelled and bring a coat for wet weather. All children also require HB pencils, a whiteboard pen, a short ruler, an eraser, a pencil sharpener and black handwriting pen in a small pencil case every day.
Regular reading is essential for children to be able to develop their vocabulary and inference skills. It will also prepare them to tackle comprehension tasks across the curriculum. Children should read regularly at home and be encouraged to read a wide variety of texts and discuss these where possible - I am always on hand to provide book recommendations.
Spelling tests are every Wednesday, the day after homework is due in. This term's spellings are focused on the 'New Curriculum Spelling List' for Years 5 and 6. Additional spelling rules and patterns are also taught in our weekly SPaG sessions.
It is imperative that each child in Year 6 knows their times tables up to 12x12 to enable them to access more complex multi-step problems. This prevents them from getting distracted trying to work out their times tables and forgetting the problem itself.
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn An invaluable resource that outlines the areas of the KS2 curriculum, with handy videos, examples and quizzes.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum-assessments-practice-materials Practise SATs papers for KS2.
https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-6 Inspiration for reluctant (or avid!) readers.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me via the school office or via Class Dojo.
Thank you for your continued support,