Welcome to Year Six

PE

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children will need to arrive in their PE kit on the day. Please can we ask that hair is tied up and no jewellery is worn on these days.

Year 6 will also attend swimming on Tuesdays and therefore will need to bring their swimming bag on this day.

Music

Year 6 will be continuing to learn to play the clarinet on Thursdays. Please make sure that children remember to bring their instrument in on this day each week.

Homework

Please support your child to complete their homework on the following websites: MyMaths, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.

Keep encouraging them to check on Toppsta for the giveaways. There are some great new books to be won and the feeling of receiving a brand new book for free is well worth it.

Class Teacher

Mr W Booth
Mr W Booth

Class Agreement

Spring 1

Happy New Year!

Our curriculum focus for this half-term is science based with a biology focus on animals including humans. We will learn about the circulatory system and be able to describe the functions of the heart and blood. We will also be able to describe how nutrients and water are transported within animals (and humans). We will also recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.

In Design and Technology, we will have a focus on food preparation and skills which will help us to hopefully make a range of dishes.

In English, we will be reading the book “Wonder” by R J Palacio in class and will practise SAT style questions based on this book and other texts. We will continue to revisit SPAG skills and will have a regular spelling test. Daily Spelling Shed practise will help with all the spellings.

In Music, we are continuing to learn the clarinet with Mrs Bell from Musica.

In mathematics, we will continue to use the Power Maths books to boost our learning and have a real push on calculating with fractions to prepare us for the SATs in May. MyMaths and TT Rockstars will be extremely beneficial for this.

We will continue to learn Latin which will help us to build a greater understanding of words and the English words which have derived from Latin.

Please support your child to complete their homework on the following websites: MyMaths, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.

Keep encouraging them to check on Toppsta for the giveaways. There are some great new books to be won and the feeling of receiving a brand new book for free is well worth it.

Autumn 2

Our curriculum focus for this half-term is the North Pole and the South Pole. We will learn about longitude, latitude and time zones. We will be able to locate the Arctic and the Antarctic on maps and know the difference between the two. We will discuss some of the climates and biomes of the Earth. We will also learn about the different types of maps which can have an effect on size and positioning of countries and continents.

In Art, we will be creating a 3D model of Antarctica using maps to help us understand the topography.

In English, we will use our visit by the author Nikki Young to inspire us to write a fictional detective story and a biography.

In Music, we are continuing to learn the clarinet with Mrs Bell from Musica.

In mathematics, we will continue to use the Power Maths books to boost our learning. We will also use our daily calculations to help us practise some of the trickier calculations such as long division, finding percentages of amounts, and calculating with fractions.

We will continue to learn Latin which will help us to build a greater understanding of words and the English words which have derived from Latin.

 

Please support your child to complete their homework on the following websites: MyMaths, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.

Keep encouraging them to check on Toppsta for the giveaways. There are some great new books to be won and the feeling of receiving a brand new book for free is well worth it.

Autumn 1

Welcome to Year 6! It doesn’t seem that long ago since we were in Year 4!

It will be a busy year for all of us in Year 6 as we work hard to the end of the Key Stage and prepare for high school.

In this first half term, our curriculum focus is the second world war. We will be focussing on how the war affected people and look closely at areas such as evacuation, rationing and propaganda.

In Art, we will be developing our sketchbook skills by using a range of media including pencils, water colours, charcoal, graphite, pastels and oil pastels.

In English, we are learning to write a flashback and have been using Toy Story 2 as a stimulus to write.

In Music, this year, we are continuing to learn the clarinet with Mrs Bell from Musica.

In Mathematics, we will continue to use the Power Maths books to boost our learning. However, as the year progresses, we will learn some maths concepts without the Power Maths books to help us to be secure in all of the key areas.

We will continue to learn Latin in Year 6 which will help us to build a greater understanding of words and the English words which have derived from Latin.

In enrichment sessions, we will develop our art skills, cooking skills and word processing skills.
Please support your child to complete their homework on the following websites: MyMaths, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.

Keep encouraging them to check on Toppsta for the giveaways. There are some great new books to be won and the feeling of receiving a brand new book for free is well worth it.