Welcome to Turquoise Class
Turquoise class are a hard-working, determined group of Year 6 children. Our teachers are Mrs Bullock and Mrs Handley. In Turquoise class we enjoy a creative curriculum that is planned around our interests. We have a lot of exciting things planned this term and we will need a focused approach to our learning. Year 6 is a year of exciting opportunities, additional responsibilities and privileges as well as plenty of hard - work.
We appreciate all of the support that is given in this final year from parents - Team-work makes the Dream-work!
The Learning Journey approach means that all aspects of the curriculum combine to build a really creative curriculum. This term our Learning Journey is ''Innovation." We will be focussing on what innovation might mean. We are hopefully going to be innovative in our approach to the 17 Sustainable development goals and make a difference to the world through new ideas; we shall be embarking on developing our own businesses and becoming entrepreneurs; we will be looking at 3D design programs in computing to support our DT and also be looking at the all the things that will be new to us as we embark on our next stages of growing up and preparing to movie on to secondary school.
Our English curriculum is linked with our Learning Journey. We will focus on a variety of text types during the term. This will include persuasive writing and presentations to different audiences including our peers, younger students and to our Friends association when we pitch out business ideas, we will also be looking at poetry, diary entries and discursive texts. We will also be using our performance and drama skills in our leavers show and assemblies. We will be enjoying sharing the novels: "Song of the Dolphin Boy, by Elizabeth Laird;" "Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights
, by Malala Yousafzai" and "Greta's Story" all of which will support our focus on the United nation's ambitious 2030 SDG goal's for the world.
In Maths we will be finishing off our units on geometry and properties of shape before revisiting our entire Year 6 curriculum and beyond. We will be practising how to answer multi step questions and learning techniques for sitting formative tests ready for secondary school.
PE and Games
This term we will enjoy cricket, rounders and athletics. Excitingly, we will now be taking part in our residential in the a second half of the summer term at Mill on the Brue, where the children will access outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
Home learning! (This term it all will be!)
Engaging in books from different authors and genre. the children should be reading every night and at least 3 times a week to an adult. This should be recorded in homework diaries which are regularly checked.
Spelling will be able to be practised on Squeebles daily. A test on the pattern revised will be given every Friday.
Times tables should now be practised and revisited regularly through Times Table Rockstars.
Maths home learning will be set on a Friday, ready to be handed in on Wednesday.
English homework will be set on a Wednesday to be completed by Monday.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need to discuss anything -
Have fun learning together!