Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Santer and Mrs Oldham are the class teachers; Mrs Emery is the Teaching Assistant in Year Six and Ms Denny supports us too.
We have a short term but lots to fit in so we will be very busy! As well as our usual curriculum we also have our SATs week beginning 9th May. Please ensure you read our letter to parents as it contains all the relevant dates for your diary.
In English, we will be writing a non-fiction piece about Michael’s disappearance linked to Kensuke’s Kingdom, descriptive writing about our favourite meal and non-fiction information texts about wolves from North America. We will continue to develop reading comprehension skills and revision of question types for tests (fact/ opinion and true/ false) and 3 mark answers with PEE (point, evidence and explain). We will revise grammatical terminology, syntax and punctuation rules and their application in preparation for the SPAG test.
Spelling: consolidation of spelling rules, using known root words, prefixes and suffixes.
In Maths, we will cover shape and geometry for properties of 2D/3D shapes, including angles, reflections and translations. We will look at statistics and data handling - extracting information from tables, pie charts, bar charts and line graphs to solve problems.
We will also be revising all areas and reasoning skills.
In Geography We will begin our work in Geography based on North America and the USA. We will be mapping the states and countries and learning about the geographical significance of this part of the world. We will study climate regions, tourist attractions, agriculture and industry patterns and the landscapes.
In Science, cover the topic ‘evolution and inheritance’ and begin to study the theory of Charles Darwin and how species have evolved, including a focus on dog breeds and inherited characteristics.
In Computing lessons this half-term, we are focusing on ‘Text Adventures’. We will plan and create a story-based adventure in 2Create a Story. We will contrast a map-based game with a sequential story-based game. Also, we will learn to create our own text-based adventure based upon a map.
In DT, the children will develop their use of science and electrical circuits to design and make an electrical item such as a wire hoop game. They will consider the types of materials and the finished product design for being user friendly and economical. The children will focus on their circuit and switch combination to use series and parallel aspects of design.
In R.E. the children will explore the the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad linked to work in history on Ancient Islamic Civilisations.
Things to Remember:
Every day in school, you will need a water bottle and a pencil case with a pen, pencil, pencil crayons, ruler, rubber and sharpener inside.
P.E. in Year Six is on Tuesday and Friday, you must ensure you have your kit on these days. Please ensure your kit is suitable for the weather conditions.
Homework will always be handed out on Fridays and should be returned by the following
Wednesday. Each week you will have spellings to learn for a test on Friday, plus Mental Arithmetic tests and English tasks to help you consolidate things we have been learning in class. We will be completing weekly Mental Arithmetic tests in class every Thursday.