Welcome to Year Six

PE Days 

You will need to wear your PE kit on 3 days this year: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Tuesday afternoon we will have Enhancement, Wednesday afternoon we will have a short PE lesson, and on Thursday afternoon we will have Enrichment. You must not wear any jewellery on a PE kit day. Also, make sure that long hair is tied up.

Music

This year we will be learning to play the clarinet with Mrs Bell from Musica Kirklees. Lessons will take place on a Thursday morning and it is important that if children take their instrument home to practice that they bring it in.

Homework

Every week, you will have homework set on the usual websites which you must complete: MyMaths, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed.

In addition to the weekly homework, you will have assignments set on Teams. You will have a choice of assignments, but you must complete 4 of these assignments over the half-term.

Class Teacher

Mr W Booth
Mr W Booth

Class Agreement

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 be creating our own exciting fictional detective story weaving atmosphere and description into our writing.

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 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. 5 minutes a day of TTRockstars will help their arithmetic fluency, 5 minutes a day of Spelling Shed will help them be prepared for any spelling tests we do.

In addition to the weekly homework, you will have assignments set on Teams. You will have a choice of assignments, but you must complete 4 of these assignments over the half-term.

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 secondary 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 will be recapping on word classes and have a real push on spelling.

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.

If you have any questions about Year 6, please contact Mr Booth, via the school office, in the first instance.