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 visit Styal to undertake field work on the River Bollin on the 6th March. We will also have Easter activities in school.
In English we will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom, beginning in Book Week and producing a range of genres based on this Morpurgo book. The children will be writing suspense stories about the island, ships' logs and balanced arguments about sailing around the world. Grammar –adverbs and adverbial phrases, complex sentences, tenses including perfect and progressive. Spelling revision of rules and Y5 and 6 key word list.
In Maths, we will be covering a range of number work and calculation revision. We will focus on pie charts, properties of circles and mean, mode and range. We will also consolidate data handling to be able to solve problems interpreting information from a range of charts. We will be problem solving involving decimals, fractions, percentages and using efficient written methods for all four operations. We will be continually working on arithmetic skills to calculate number questions, including the four operations with fractions. The children will develop their understanding and recognition of Roman Numerals.
In Geography this half term we will visit Styal Mill to learn about rivers and fieldwork investigations, We will also develop map reading skills to follow a trail. This half term we will be using the book, Kensuke’s Kingdom, to cover some mapping skills. We will be using maps to find 8 point compass directions, 6 figure grid references, plotting time zones on world maps and plotting a course to sail around the world.
In Science, we will be finding out about electricity in our science work. We will build on work covered lower down school ton 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.
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 the children will focus on 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 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 outdoor games lessons will be on Mondays. Indoor 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.