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School reopening update: Further to the DfE's recent announcement, Hillingdon schools will not be reopening for all pupils on Monday 4th January 2021. Provision will only be made for children of critical workers and those who are vulnerable. All other pupils will access remote learning until further notice. Stay safe and stay well. Don't forget to report your child's positive case via: covid@whitehalljunior.org.
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Whitehall Junior School

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Year 6

Welcome Dolphins, Turtles and Whales

 

We are very much looking forward to working with you all this term. Our focus will continue be on helping to ensure that you know everything you need to before you start secondary school. We want you to be confident and independent learners and we will help you to make progress across all areas of the curriculum.

 

We have a very busy Spring Term planned and many things to look forward to in our upcoming lessons. In English we will study and enjoy the texts: 'Rabbit in the Mixer', ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream', 'Gone Away' and 'Clockwork'. In mathematics, we will extend our knowledge and understanding of existing topics and begin some work on geometry, shape and statistics - areas of the curriculum that we have not yet covered.  Evolution is our area of study in science and we will begin our learning about the Mayan civilisation in topic lessons. 

 

Year 6 pupils are expected to complete the following homework each week:

 

  • Read daily for at least 15 minutes and have their planners signed (this could be using Bug Club).
  • Learn spellings - given on a Monday and tested on a Friday.
  • Complete assigned weekly Mathletics homework.
  • Regularly use Times Table Rockstars.
  • Complete two Reading Plus sessions per week from home.

 

Each child has been given a password for Mathletics, Bug Club, Reading Plus and Times Tables Rock Stars and these can be found at the front of their planner.

 

It would be really helpful to continue to practise maths and English learning, in addition to completing your set weekly homework tasks.  There are some very helpful websites on the 'Useful Links' page on the 'Year Group Pages' section of the website.

 

Children are also encouraged to read and research topic areas they are studying and to begin independently revising key areas of learning that they have studied already. The knowledge mats below can help as a starting point. 

 

Weekend Wonders are also an excellent way to extend learning together as a family.

 

Year 6 Teachers: Mrs Norman, Mrs Kelly, Miss Mattera and Miss Hyland

 

 

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