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Welcome to Year 6

This term we will be continuing to work as hard as possible in prepare for SATs, enjoying school journey/activity week and getting ourselves ready for secondary school!

We will be studying the scientific pioneers, Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace and Mary Anning, as well as learning about the human body.  We will also be thinking about Electricity and designing and making a fairground ride.

Please continue to work with your child at home and support them with their learning. Children should be practising their times tables and spellings at home as much as possible as well as reading every day. They should also be making use of online learning websites accessible via the school website. Weekly spellings will be sent home – please work with your children to ensure they achieve their best.

We hope to see lots of hard work and progress this half term now that the children have settled in.

Mrs Thorn, Miss Roberts and Mr McAllan

Staff in Year 6

Mrs Thorn teaches in Kestrel Class, Mr McAllan in Raven Class and Miss Roberts in Starling Class
Mr Wieder teaches maths, Mr Field teaches PE,
Mrs Hamblin music and Mrs Desai also works here.
Mrs Bissell and Mrs Brown are Teaching Assistants.

National Curriculum Year 6

Homework

Homework will also be set in one of 3 CGP Maths books, or as a sheet to complete. Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned by Wednesday. 

Please continue to read with your child each day. We use two online learning programmes to support reading: Bug Club and Accelerated Reader. The children have their log-ins and should be visiting these sites regularly.  Our expectation is that your child should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day either independently or with an adult and complete an Accelerated Reader quiz after finishing the book. This will help prepare them for the reading SATs paper.
 

Jigsaw PSHE

Y6 - Jigsaw Jem

Our mascot, Jigsaw Jem, will be helping us as we explore this term's Jigsaw puzzle "Celebrating Differences".

Curriculum Information Summer 2018

English
During our English lessons we will primarily be concentrating on developing the children’s writing. The areas we will be focusing on are Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. There will be focussed lessons on reading comprehension, grammar and spelling each week.

Throughout this term we will be emphasising the importance of spelling. Please support your child with this.

Maths
The year group is also divided into four groups for maths to enable us to deal more effectively for each child’s individual needs. The groups are not fixed and there will be movement between them. Children should continue to learn times tables and basic facts.

RE
This term we will be continuing with the study of religion, sharing our own experiences and learning from each other.

PE
This term we will be doing individual games.  The sessions will be taken by Adam, our specialist PE coach. Children should wear dark (navy/black) shorts, a white T-shirts and plimsolls when inside and can wear trainers and tracksuits outside as the weather gets colder. Long hair should be tied back. In line with our school uniform policy, the only earrings permitted are small plain studs.  All year six classes have PE on Thursday and Friday.

IPC

Being Human
During this unit we will be focusing on Science, Technology and International areas of the curriculum. 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How humans are different from other animals
  • About the brain and the nervous system
  • About the bones and muscles in the body
  • How the human heart works
  • How we breathe and what the lungs do
  • What we inherit from our parents
  • How the environment affects us
  • ​How the body uses food and water

 

Fairgrounds

We will be learning more about the science behind energy, forces, sound and light.

During this unit we will be focusing on Science, Technology, ICT and International areas of the curriculum. 

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • What keeps our feet on the ground
  • About other forces that act upon us
  • How to identify and measure forces
  • How forces act on everyday life
  • How to use electricity as a source of power
  • About magnetism: how and why magnets work
  • How light travels and how we see
  • How sound travels and how we hear

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to solve problems to understand how everyday objects work
  • How people use technology
  • How to design and make models and games
     
  • In International, we’ll be finding out:
  • About fairgrounds and theme parks
  • How international agencies help to increase energy efficiency and tackle pollution
  • About international agencies and their work
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