Welcome to Year 6
Birch & Sycamore
Please find our welcome letter; Curriculum Overview for the Autumn Terms together with Homework expectations; the Y6 grammar glossary and key spellings.
In autumn term, we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians.
We will learn how important the river Nile was and how it provided the Ancient Egyptians with everything they needed for daily life, we will recognise some key cities and monuments of Ancient Egypt, explore the importance of Ancient Egyptian gods and explore the wonders of the Egyptian pyramids. We will learn that when they died, pharaohs and important, wealthy people in Ancient Egypt were mummified and we will learn about the significance of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Weekly Homework Requirements
Reading - All pupils at our school are required to complete 4 reads per week at home with an adult. You can help by asking your child about what they are reading. Reading record must be signed by an adult after each read. We check the records every Friday ready for celebration assembly. Let's get 100% reads every week! Spelling - New list of spellings, which must be practised at home, is sent home every week. We will test these spellings through a spelling dictation on a Friday. Spelling records will need to be in school on a Friday to be checked and new spellings to be put in.
Times tables - In Year 6, you need to know all times tables and related division facts up to 12 x12. We advise practising them regularly to increase your speed and fluency.