Autumn 1 2018
Well the summer seems to have flown by and we are back to September already! I hope you have had an amazing break and made sure you had plenty of rest as we have eight weeks of hard work to get through and we cannot wait to get started!
We will begin our term by thinking about our aspirations for the future. We will think about what career options there are for us and which skills we will have to develop to help us to get there. We have an exciting afternoon planned for the 7th September which you will find out about over the next few days.
I know you loved our class novels in Year 5; Mrs Moxon has chosen our first class text for this year - Wonder by R J Palacio. You will do some English work based around this book with Mrs Moxon on a Thursday and Friday. Your other English sessions will link to our topic – ‘We’ve got the Power!’ and ‘Dragonology’.
I bet you can’t wait to start Times Table Olympics again, I know how much you all love the challenge and Mrs Moxon is eager to see how well you all do so I hope you have been practising on TTRockstars over the holidays!
Now that we are Year 6, we need to set an example to the rest of the school and we also need to stay on top by keeping up with Spelling Shed, TTRockstars and MyMaths so let’s make sure we do our homework every week please!
This half term, we will be using the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ to link to our topic ‘Our world’ to generate different forms of writing such as diary, narrative and explanation. The children will be also be developing their speaking and drama skills in preparation for our end of year performance.
As mathematicians we will be exploring the topic ‘theme park maths’ and linking maths to computing skills, the children will be working in small groups to create their own theme park and understand the expenses linked to running a theme park.
At the start of this half term we will be finishing our unit - What changed around Bradford? We will be learning about the major changes to the local area during the Victorian era and how it changed East Bierley and Bradford. We will also be going on a school trip to Bradford Industrial Museum.
After our school trip, we will be looking at ‘Our World’ which links to our class novel – Kensuke’s Kingdom and also fits in with the geography of the world cup. We shall be exploring the geography of the United Kingdom; costal features and erosion as well as changing boundaries.
This half term we will be looking landscapes around East Bierley and then comparing them to landscapes around the world and looking at famous artists from Africa.
This half term PE will be on Monday afternoon and Friday morning. Year 6 will have competitive sport every third Wednesday which will be:
6th June & 11th July
Over the next six weeks, Year Six will continue their preparation for the SATs which will take place on week commencing 14th of May.
In English we will be looking closely at the breakdown of sentences and how they are composed. We will also be reading our class novel ‘Street Child’ by Charlie Doherty. This will link with our topic which we started in the last half term – The Victorians.
Maths. We will be revising the topics covered in the year starting with the four operations and then moving onto have a look at fractions, decimals and percentages. It is vital that children use TTrockstars and complete their homework, having a good knowledge of their times tables underpins so much of what is asked in Year 6.
Topic. We will be looking closely at our local historical unit – Saltaire. Children will be finding out what life was like in Bradford during the Victorian age,
PE. Our PE days for this half term are on Tuesday afternoon with Mr Heath and Thursday afternoons with Mr Myers.
Over the next two half terms we will be looking at The Victorians. We will start our unit by reading the poem, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. We will be looking at the poem in depth and different characters points of view throughout the poem. This will lead to some descriptive writing about the Highwayman and a diary entry written by his lover –Bess.
As mathematicians we will be exploring algebra and looking how it is often used in our daily lives. Furthermore, we will also be looking at co-ordinates & continue to look at 3D shapes and nets.
In Topic, we will be looking at The Victorians. We shall be exploring what life was like as a Victorian and what Bradford was like during that time. This will lead into a local study of Saltaire. We will also be looking at Charles Darwin - one of the great minds of the Victorian era and his theory of evolution.
This half term we will be researching and drawing in the style of Gustave Dore using chalk and charcoal.
Our days for PE this half term are: Monday afternoon & also Thursday afternoons. In the sessions we will be developing our skills and looking especially at Key Steps gymnastics & dance.
We will also be having competitive sport on Wednesday afternoons every third week. For this half term our weeks are:
28th February & 21st March
During our RE lessons we will answer the following questions ‘What does it mean to be a Sikh?’ We will be looking closely at the religions and the comparisons it has to Christianity.
This half term, we will be using the answering the question ‘Should children under the age of 11 have access to a mobile phone? We will be writing a balanced argument on the issue. We will also be writing a persuasive leaflet enticing readers to go on holiday to Mexico (our country from One World week). Furthermore, the children will be writing a range of different descriptive pieces ready for their writing mentor, who provide feedback and help each child’s writing develop further.
As mathematicians we will be exploring measurements (Metric & Imperial) and looking how to convert between the measures. We will also be looking a shape (2D & 3D), area & perimeter and also looking how to calculate volume.
In Topic, we will be looking at All Living Things & Mexico. We shall be exploring what classifies as an animal & who began the classification of animals, insects & birds. This will lead into looking at preservation of animals and how we can make a difference in the world.
This half term we will be drawing animals linked to our topic – All Living Things – the children will be using charcoal to draw in their art books.
Our days for PE this half term are: Monday afternoon & also Tuesday afternoons. In the sessions we will be developing our skills and looking especially at Hockey & Tri-golf.
We will also be having competitive sport on Wednesday afternoons every third week. For this half term our weeks are: 10th January & 31st January
In music our focus will be music from Mexico during One World Week, followed by music by Benjamin Britten and jazz music. We will be listening and appraising music, as well as improving our singing, continuing to play recorders and xylophones, whilst learning to read music.
This half term, we will be using the book ‘Warhorse’ to generate different forms of writing such as diary, narrative and explanation. The children will be writing sentences of varying length, looking at using vocabulary to create description to engage the reader.
As mathematicians we will be exploring fractions (how to compare and order, add and subtract & multiply and divide fractions, decimals and percentages.
In Topic, we will be looking at which countries were involved in WW1 and looking at the events leading up to the First World War. We shall be exploring what life was like in Britain during this time as well as what life was like in the trenches.
This half term we will be entering a national art competition linked to the First World War.
As responsible citizens, we will be looking at mutual respect.
In music we will be:
- Listen and appraise ‘BBC Ten Pieces’
- Warm-up games
- Playing the glockenspiel
- Explore the link between sound and symbol.
And…….Michael Jackson’s music and his influence on Pop music.
- Also begin to look at Jazz and improvisation.
Singing Christmas songs / carol service
Welcome to Year 6
I hope that you've all had a lovely summer holiday and are excited for the challenges ahead.
Over the next half term, we will be reading Mondays are Murder and writing short stories which contain a flash back. We will then move on to writing non-chronological reports on an endangered creature of your own choice.
In Maths, we will be going back to basics and looking at the place value. We will then move on to look at the four operations (Addition, Subtraction, Division and Multiplication).
For our initial topic, we will be looking at Light and Electricity. I would like you to think of some questions that you would like to have answered during the topic for this half term. What we study is up to you!
Our days for PE are going to be Monday afternoon and Thursday morning.
In RE, we will be answering the question - How does growing up bring responsibilities and commitments?
If you or your parents/carers have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to me at any time.
I am looking forward to the year ahead.
PE Kits - please bring the PE kits in on Monday and take home on Friday.
Homework is set on Friday and due in on Thursday. This will consist of MyMaths and spellings.
Our Class Agreement
Be responsible for school property.
Always be respectful and polite to everyone.
Pay full attention to the person who is speaking.
Answering back is prohibited.
Always be kind and caring to others.
Play nicely and fairly.
Be positive and try your best in every subject.
Help and encourage others around you.
Keep the classroom tidy.
Raise your hand when you would like to speak.
Be calm and sensible around school.
Bullying is not tolerated.
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STA year 6 letter
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Class meeting notes
Use of social media
Home School Agreement
KS2 Acceptable Use Policy