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Redditch, Worcestershire, B96 6EH
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Welcome to Autumn 2 in year 6 where our them for the the next seven weeks is The Natural World. This half term we shall be delving into Gerald Durrell's wonderful autobiography 'My Family and Other Animals'. This time, it's all about classification and the Linean System in Science. We'll focus on Fractions in our Maths lessons. . PE lessons are designed to improve fitness, stamina and team participation. Geography will build on the children's knowledge and understanding of maps and, our weekly RE/PSHE time always sparks plenty of meaningful discussion.

Homework 

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We believe homework is important. It is one way that we help to prepare children for secondary school. In Year 6 we set four homework tasks a week. This will include:

  • A set of spellings, which will be tested every Monday morning.
  • A recommended time of thirty minutes reading per day.
  • A weekly MyMaths task.
  • Regular daily times table practice, via Times Table Rockstars.

 

 

Reading at home 

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It is important for pupils to read regularly, preferably daily(30 minutes). Although they will have plenty of opportunity to read in school it would be helpful for parents to continue to read at home with their child. We have a supply of books in school but would also recommend your child joins the free County Library service. http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/libraries . We also recommend encouraging your child to listen to audiobooks, or reading to them yourself, to develop new vocabulary and pronunciation. 

 

Equipment

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Please ensure your child has the apropriate equipment in school.

They should have, in a clear pencil case, 2 pens, 2 Pencils, a ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener and basic maths equipment. 

SATs 

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 There will be an information evening about the SATs later in the year.

PE

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The children will have PE every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure they have clean kit in school every week. We recommend hair is tied back, earings are removed and approriate footwear is worn. This half term PE lessons will comprise of hand ball (Tuesday) and cross country running (Wednesday).