Primary 6

 

Primary 6

Literacy

Spelling

In primary 6 we are continuing with our NFER spelling programme to develop spelling ability.  Children will be encouraged to use a variety of active spelling tasks to learn the spelling of new words. The children will be given a different spelling task each week in order to learn their spelling words for their test on a Friday.

Writing

Throughout primary 6 the children will be continuing to develop their writing and will be able to make use of similes/metaphors, use various conjunctions, interesting openers, various punctuation, varied sentence structures and correct paragraphing.  Children will also be given experience of writing in different genres.

Handwriting

Handwriting is encouraged throughout all written work as well as focused handwriting lessons to develop specific skills.

Reading

Primary 6 will develop their reading skills primarily through the Ginn Reading Programme and Reciprocal reading. We will also be using a variety of texts throughout the year to support and develop our reading, comprehension, talking and listening skills.

Maths

Maths will be taught every day using a variety of learning approaches. Active tasks will be used based on real life situations. The children will be given opportunities to complete word problems, challenges and group work in order to cover the following topics:

Ø Number

Ø Measure

Ø Shape

Ø Time

Ø Handling Data

 

Social Studies

Our topics this year are:

         The European Union

         Climate Change

         Christmas

         Mary Queen of Scots (Joyning the Learning)

 

Homework

Homework will be handed out on a daily basis and must be handed in the following day unless stated otherwise.

Monday: Spelling

Tuesday: Language/ Topic

Wednesday: Maths

Thursday: Revision of Spelling and Maths

Please sign the diary and encourage your child to take responsibility for completing their homework to a high standard.

 

P.E

Our PE days are on a Monday and a Friday. Please remind your child to bring an appropriate kit on these days.