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Welcome to Year 6

Autumn term is where the hard work starts! It is very important that we start working towards SATs now, so every lesson counts! Hopefully we will have a trip to St. Paul’s Cathedral/Imperial War Museum this term linked to our IPC unit ‘Time Tunnel’. Cycling will be taking place early in September for those who took stage 1 in year 5.

Our Literacy topics will all be linked to our IPC unit, with a focus on World War II. We will be looking at biographies, narrative and poetry. Our main text will be ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ and we will be reading other related texts in Guided Reading. The exit point for this topic will be just after half term. Maths lessons will follow the National Curriculum and will be in four differentiated groups. There will be opportunities for movement between these groups at half term.

We look forward to meeting you at parents’ evening in October. You will need to book online for this. Please continue to work with your child at home and support them with their reading.

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

Maths is always set on www.mymaths.co.uk. Homework will also be set in one of 3 CGP Maths books. 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 "Being Me in My World".

Curriculum Information Autumn 2017

English
During our English lessons, we will primarily be concentrating on developing the children’s writing. The areas we will be covering are narrative, non-fiction and poetry. There will be focused reading sessions throughout the week. Spelling will now be taught as a class lesson and may be sent home for homework. 

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. 

RE
This term we will be studying Buddhism.

PE
This term we will be doing dance and games.  The games sessions will be taken by Mr Field, our specialist PE teacher. Children should wear shorts, 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 classes have PE on Monday and Thursday.

Topic
World War 2

The big idea:

Chronology involves putting things in the right order. This is very important when studying history because it helps us to see ‘the big picture’ – to understand the reasons why things have happened and how the present is influenced by the past.

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How historical time can be recorded and measured
  • How we can sort, sequence and order the past
  • How we can interpret events to explore the attitudes of people in the past
  • What happened at different times in different cultures
  • Life during World War 2

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the geography of World War II
  • How the movements of people affect the physical and human features of a location
  • How we can use maps to find out about the history of a location

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How we can use art to record a historical event

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • What we can learn from the past

In Music, we’ll be finding out:

  • Exploring music in rounds, and sounds from different sources.
  • We will be learning songs linked to World War II.
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