Miss Carey, Miss Holland, Mrs Corke and Mr Carey would like to welcome you to Year 6!

Our classroom is a warm, welcoming and happy environment with opportunities for all children to learn and grow. We respect and care for each other, encouraging everyone to be the best that they can be. We try our best to embody the school's Christian values in all that we do.

In Year 6 we strive to have high standards and expect all children to be wearing the correct uniform, complete all homework that is set and read at least three times a week, at home, to an adult.

Our Curriculum

Below is our curriculum for the year!

Frozen Kingdom

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories; incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or being pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind. Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly iceberg that hides deep beneath the Southern Ocean. Wrap up well and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time.

English
In English we will be writing in a cross curricular manner, creating diaries, narratives and non-chronological reports linked to our topic, Frozen Kingdom. We will be writing descriptions of Arctic tundras, narratives based on Sky Song, letters from Scott of the Antarctic and chronological reports about the sinking of The Titanic.

 

In year 6 we will also be focusing closely on our SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and applying this knowledge consistently in our writing along with our amazing Alan Peat sentence structures.
                                             
In Year 6, we constantly strive to be ambitious and effective writers, creating texts with purpose which entertain and inform our readers and using our best vocabulary, spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar. Below are the year 5/6 statutory spellings.

 

Our class book this half term will be Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone.

Mathematics
Year 6's ambitious mathematicians will be tackling lots of different areas of maths this half term, including fractions, geometry (position and direction) and decimals. This year we will be continuing our Power Maths scheme which focuses on reasoning and looking at questions in different ways. We have also introduced the New Wave mental maths book for some fun extra challenges. So far we have really enjoyed challenging ourselves with the new material and have loved the discussion and partner work elements of the scheme.

We will continue to work on our arithmetic skills and timestables as these underpin the basis of everything we do in maths. It would be fantastic if these skills could be practiced at home. We expect the children to use Times Table Rockstars at least three times weekly but please see Miss Carey if you would like any further help.

Science - This half term we will be focusing on Living things and their habitats. We will be learning about classification systems and taxonomy. We will be learning a huge amount of new vocabulary which you can see on the knowledge organiser below. We will be "working scientifically" which means we will be doing lots of hands on investigations and taking part in lots of discussions.

 

We will learn to:

- describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common

observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals

- give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

Children will:

- build on their learning about grouping living things by looking at the classification system in more detail;

-be introduced to the idea that broad groupings, such as micro-organisms, plants and animals can be subdivided;

- they should classify animals into commonly found invertebrates and vertebrates;

- discuss reasons why living things are placed in one group and not another;

- find out about the significance of the work of scientists such as Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification

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Homework

Spellings are given out on Monday, to be tested on a Friday.

Learning Log tasks are set on a Friday and you will have 2 weeks to complete them, returning them on a Friday.
Maths homework is Timestable Rockstars which should be accessed at least twice a week. Please speak to a member of the team if you have problems logging on.

Children are expected to read every day in Year 6, in order to best prepare them for their SATs tests. Reading books should be in school every day and they can be changed on Monday and Thursdays.

 

P.E. KITS

OUR PE DAY IS THURSDAY. CHILDREN SHOULD COME INTO SCHOOL IN THIER KIT:

  • PLAIN BLACK TRACKSUIT TROUSERS
  • WHITE TOP
  • PLAIN BLACK JACKET
  • TRAINERS