Welcome to Year 6
Mrs 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 this term! The children will take part in a workshop organised by the NSPCC on 15th January and will visit Crucial Crew on 25th January .
In English we will be writing a range of different poetry, using the Geography topic of rivers for inspiration to use imagery in our work. The children will be writing non-fiction information reports and letters of complaint about river pollution and a poor restaurant experience. Grammar –adverbs and adverbial phrases, complex sentences, using more sophisticated punctuation marks including brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis. Spelling by syllabic parts, using rules and exceptions, homophones.
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. Calculating ratio and proportion to solve problems.
Finding the Mean, median, mode and range and interpreting pie charts and data.
Algebra- solving problems with unknown variables and building formulae. Calculating the perimeter and surface area of 2D shapes, including triangles and parallelograms.
In Geography this half term we will be learning about rivers - how they are formed and what makes the water flow. We will consider the water cycle, how rivers can become polluted, the physical processes of erosion and deposition and flooding. We will study the local River Bollin and River Mersey and the impact on human settlements nearby, including field work.
In Science, we will be finding out about the human eye and how we can see things. We will begin to understand how images are transported from the eye to our brains and how the different parts of the eye help us to see objects. We will learn about shadows and how they are formed, enabling us to investigate how they change. We will cover some revision of sounds and how they travel.
In computing we will be developing the use of IPads for research work on rivers and creating pie charts using Excel. We will be working on a unit 'We are Network Technicians', which will allow us to explore computer networks within school including the internet and how it works.
In RE the children will learn about what matters most to Christians and to Humanists. They will be learning in depth from Christianity and from humanism, a non-religious way of life. Through this, children will be exploring how we should care for others and the world and what we can learn from religion about deciding right and wrong.
Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record as it is part of their weekly homework. Times tables and spelling test take place every Friday.
The indoor games lessons will be on Mondays. Outdoor games in on Fridays, An outdoor kit is needed for these lessons. Please ensure that your child has 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 and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.