Welcome to Year 6
Miss Burnham is the class teacher and Mrs Emery is the Teaching Assistant in Year Six and Mrs Sharma is supporting Year 6 this year too.
We will be doing lots of interesting lessons and activities, including: a trip to the River Bollin at Styal Mill, Book Week in school and Easter activities.
In English we will be reading 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. We will be writing a range of different poetry, using the book as a theme. We will also be writing fictional suspense stories about Michael's experience on the island with Kensuke and non-fiction balanced arguments with reasons for and against sailing around the world.. In grammar we will study perfect tenses and auxiliary verbs, complex sentences, using more sophisticated punctuation marks including brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis as well as modal verbs and degrees of possibility. Spelling by syllabic parts, using rules and exceptions, homophones. We will be revising all key terms covered in Year 6.
In Maths, we will be covering a range of number work and calculation revision. We will also be calculating fractions to add, subtract, multiply and divide. We will be finding the Mean, median, mode and range and interpreting pie charts and data. We will learn about circles and their properties. We will also focus on division and using long division formal written methods and presenting answers as decimals, fractions and remainders.
In geography this half term we will be continuing to learn about rivers- how rivers can become polluted, the physical processes flooding and the impact on humans. We will study the local River Bollin and River Mersey and the impact on human settlements nearby, including field work visit to the River Bollin to gather data.
In science, we will be finding out about electricity in our science work. We will build on work covered lower down school to construct circuits in parallel and series and test the brightness of bulbs and make buzzers and switches operate. We will use correct scientific symbols to record circuits. The children will carry out practical investigations in addition to developing their understanding of electrical safety and sustainable energy sources.
We will be covering revision topics for materials and properties, microorganisms and space.
In computing, we will be working on a theme called ‘we are travel writers’ to create a brochure about travel. The children will document an educational visit to the River Bollin and Styal Mill to create a travel brochure. They will capture photographs, audio and video as digital media to use for this advertising document.
In RE we will be thinking about the question: what difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa (harmlessness), Grace (the generosity of God) and Ummah (community)? They will make connections between beliefs and behaviour in different religions for Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The children will learn about Easter traditions and religious celebration for Christians and how they celebrate this major festival.
Homework, usually Maths, English and any spellings will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest. Please read regularly and record this in your reading record as it is an important part of your weekly homework. Guided reading will take place every Tuesday and you must have your book and record in school. The spelling test take place every Friday.
The outdoor games lessons will be on Fridays. Indoor games (handball) will be on Mondays and an outdoor kit is needed for these lessons. Please ensure that you have something suitable for all weathers. . Children who have earrings are asked to remove them and leave them at home on P.E. days or remove them and keep them safe themselves at school. If ears have been pierced recently the children are responsible covering their own earrings with tape.
Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school. Your child will need a blue fibre tip pen with spares, pencil, sharpener, ruler, glue stick and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.