Miss Carey, Miss Holland, Miss Fenton and Mr Carey would like to welcome you to Year 6's wonderful web page!

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.

Below you will find lots of information about what we are doing this half term. Please contact a member of the team if you have any more questions.

Our Curriculum

A Child's War

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annex, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’

 

As part of our topic, we have been reading the amazing book Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. We are continuing with this wonderful text for the rest of this term. What will Sukie's note mean? Will Oliver ever find her big sister? Who is going to be arriving at the beach? All of the questions will be answered!

English
In English we will be writing in a cross curricular manner, creating diaries, narratives and non-chronological reports linked to our topic, A Child's war. 

 

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.

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 twice weekly but please see Miss Carey if you would like any further help.

Science - 

Animals including humans

  • Pupils will be taught to:

    - identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the

    functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

    - recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies

    function

    - describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

    - identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood;

    - recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies

    function;

    - describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans;

    - build on their learning about the main body parts and

    internal organs to explore and answer

    questions that help them to understand how the circulatory system enables the body to function;

    - learn how to keep their bodies healthy and how their bodies might be damaged including how some drugs and other substances can be harmful to the human body.

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.

As the year progresses, we will expect children to begin to complete revision exercises at home, which will be given out on days TBC. Please speak to Miss Carey if you would like any support before this time.

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