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.
Key dates for your diary for the very busy final half term Year 6!
In English the children will be writing descriptive texts about a favourite meal, newspaper articles based on Micheal's disappearance in Kensuke's Kingdom. We will complete writing moderation and assessment pieces based on North American wolves and formal writing for a favourite meal description. Drafting and editing skills to improve our written work based on feedback. We will be reading ‘A Thousand and One Arabian Nights’ to link with our Islamic Civilisation work in history.
We will be reading Storm Breaker as our whole class guided reading text to unpick suspense and intrigue in the text. We will also be focusing on speaking and listening objectives for our performance of ‘Ye-Ha!’ and knowledge of play scripts to interpret stage directions and use drama skills. We will develop our cross-curricular writing to write our geography and history topics.
In Maths we will be covering consolidation of our work in year 6. Transition maths activities. Mental Arithmetic. Statistics work- studying climate data for North America to create tables and charts. Comparing temperature and rainfall ranges and means.
In Geography this half term we will continue 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, We will focus on learning more about evolution and inheritance, continuing on themes we covered when learning about adaptations in animals. We will learn more about Darwin’s theory and inherited characteristics. We will learn about scientific theory about how humans evolved from apes.
In computing, the children will be working on unit called 'We are computational thinkers' with Mrs Oldham. They will be exploring a range of algorithms for searching, sorting and approaching problems in mathematics. Children will use activities away from computers to develop their understanding of networks, how digitisation occurs, how the internet works and exploring the school’s network infrastructure
In RE the children will learn about the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad linked to work in history on Ancient Islamic Civilizations. They will learn about beliefs and practices, Islam and Humanism.
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.