Welcome to Willow Class
Year 6 marks the end of the pupils’ time at Woodborough School and it is always an extremely busy time for pupils and staff! Over the year, they seem to grow from children to young adults, ready to make the move to Secondary School.
As the older members of the school, there are lots of opportunities for them to develop skills and attitudess other than the academic! They are now the role models for the younger children and as part of this they can hold positions of responsibility, for example, School Council representatives or House Captains .
In Year 6, all children are expected to work hard, developing the skills and independence they will need at Secondary School. Their Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs) are in May and lots of preparation work is undertaken before this – Booster Classes after school for instance.
In English work, we study all kinds of fiction and non-fiction genres, fine tuning our reading and writing skills. Grammar is important and the children will see how authors use this to make their writing more interesting and use it to improve their own work.
Our maths becomes more sophisticated and children become confident calculating with larger numbers and decimals. Amongst other things, they work with: algebra, ratio and proportion, simplifying and converting fractions, percentages and decimals; perimeter and area of compound shapes; presenting and interpreting data in different forms, and solving multi step word problems.
Please follow the link for the latest Willow Class newsletter, this contains other information relevant to this term. If you have any other questions or concerns not covered in the newsletter please don’t hesitate to contact me.
PS – This year you can also follow this link to the termly ‘Reading Review’ from our Year 6 Reader Leaders:
‘MARVELLOUS MAPS’ in GLOBAL WEEK 2020 – Take a look at our video to learn about what we got up to:
Despite being apart during Term 3, we’ve all stayed together by reading Peter Bunzl’s ‘Cogheart’. You can view photographs of our work in our class gallery here and view one of our amazing news reports below: