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Welcome to Minotaur class

We are the Year 6 pupils


Hola Mexico!

We are excited to begin our new topic, 'Hola, Mexico!', which will see us learning about the Maya civilisation, researching the traditions of Mexico and using a range of sources to explore the country's geography. On Friday 3rd November we will be celebrating The Day of the Dead and we will round our topic off on Friday 15th December with a Mexican Fiesta. We will be working closely with Mrs Blackman's class this half-term and will share both of these experiences with Year 5. On Friday 3rd November, children are welcome to come in Day of the Dead costumes. Information about our Mexican Fiesta will follow later in the topic.


In English we will be learning a  journey tale. As usual, we will be using Talk4Writing to learn, analyse, and innovate this story type. We will cover a range of spellings, grammar and punctuation this half-term, in particular: semicolons, contracted forms, past tense irregular verbs, parenthesis, passive verbs and model verbs. We will continue to have a weekly spelling test on a Wednesday morning. After each spelling test, the next set of words will be copied into pupils' planner ready for the next week.


In Maths our learning will revolve around fractions, decimals, percentages, measurement and volume. Please see the links on the class page for optional games and activities to support our Maths work.


Our  PE days will remain the same this half-term. Thursday's sessions will be learning a Mexican dance, taught by Miss Lembo, and Friday's sessions will be games with Mr Roberts. Please ensure PE kits are in school on these days.


We are pleased to see that the pupils are completing their SATs reading booster booklets well and it is brilliant to see their progression. These will be marked in school and returned to pupils when the next section is set for homework. If you are unsure of your homework for the week, please see the Homework section on our class page.



Key dates in Minotaur class:


  • Wednesday 1st November- NSPCC assembly for pupils
  • Friday 3rd November- Day of the Dead celebrations
  • Tuesday 7th November- Parents evening (15:30-18:30)
  • Wednesday 8th November- NSPCC workshops for pupils
  • Wednesday 8th November- Parents evening (15:30-17:30)
  • Friday 24th November- INSET day. School closed to pupils.
  • Friday 1st December- Whole-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) day. More info coming soon!
  • Thursday 7th December- Winter warmer (15:20-17:00)
  • Tuesday 19th December- Christmas dinner and jumper day
  • Thursday 21st December- Panto in school for pupils and last day of school.


-Thursday 23rd November- SATs Buster, Set B, Test 1. Due in Wednesday 29th. (Spelling test Monday 27th- apparent, develop, yacht, soldier, explanation, individual, recognise, occupy). 

-Friday 17th November- Fractions worksheet.

-Friday 10th November-SATs Buster, Set A, Test 4. 

-Friday 3rd November- SAT Buster, Set A, Test 3. Due in Wednesday 8th.


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