Welcome to Year 6
Miss Burnham is the class teacher and Mrs Emery is the Teaching Assistant in Year Six and Mrs Fenton is supporting Year 6 this year too.
We will be doing lots of interesting lessons and activities this half term!
In English we will be reading 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty as our class text and studying various text types linked to this diary. We will be writing our own diary entries about life in the workhouse and life as a Victorian Servant at Tatton. We will be writing verb poems about Jim's escape from the Workhouse as well as newspaper articles about the Huskar Pit Disaster. As a science link we will also be writing stories about digestion. We will be looking at key Y5/6 spellings and ible/ able and ious/cial suffixes. We will focus on homophones and near homophones.
We will be recapping word classes in grammar and learning about different types of adverbs and conjunctions.
In Maths, we will continue to focus on basic skills in Mental Arithmetic to develop mental and written calculation skills for the four operations. We will focus on position and direction and using four quadrant coordinates to describe position, draw shapes, plot translations, rotations and reflections.
We will focus on fractions, and be able to find equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages as well as carrying out the four operations involving fractions.
In history we will be continuing to learn about the Victorian Era. We will study what life was like, especially for children in the local area in the Victorian Era. We will focus on life in schools and how this may have been different. The children will learn about working conditions in Manchester, focusing on the life in cotton mills, working in the mines and as servants or 'Street Children.' You will be asked to find out about housing in the local area around Altrincham and Hale in Victorian Manchester and the pastimes children enjoyed.
We will be visiting Tatton Park on Wednesday 1st November.
In science, we will be learning about barn owls on Wow Science Day- Barn owl pellets in food chains and their adaptations. We will be working on a topic about the human body, considering the circulation and respiration systems. We will link this with our work on fitness and exercise and how this can help the human body. We will be naming the organs and understanding their functions, especially parts of the heart and lungs.
In computing, Mrs Heywood will be covering lessons with a focus on E-Safety and anti-bullying in regards to staying safe.
Children will be working with Mrs Heywood to begin to understand computer networks including the internet. They will research smartphone capabilities and current APPS and pitch a proposal for a smartphone or tablet app.
In RE we will be thinking about the question: ‘What do religions say to us when life gets hard?’
A study of different faiths and their messages and guidance for followers in times of trouble. What happens at the end of our lives? What do different religions believe about what happens after death?
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. Gymnastics will be on Mondays and an outdoor kit is needed for these lessons. Please ensure that you have something suitable for all weathers. Indoor sessions will be on Tuesdays initially. 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.