Class Teachers: Miss Dunn & Miss Parr
LSAs: Mr Lane, Miss Newbury & Mrs Berry
Welcome to Year 6! We hope you have had a brilliant Summer break! This term is going to be busy with us settling in to new classes with new friends. We have lots of exciting lessons planned and we can't wait to get started.
Updates, homework, and messages will also be shared on our class SeeSaw page, so please make sure you are connected to the class page.
Reading at Home
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them. Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game!
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Maths - Place Value and four operations
We will be going back to basics, covering place value. It is vital to have a good understanding of place value in order to understand more difficult areas of the curriculum. Once we have secured our knowledge of place value, we will be covering units on: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Questions of these kinds will be appearing throughout the year on our arithmetic papers.
English - Street Child
Street Child is a fantastic book based during the Victorian times. It is a tale of a poor boy fighting for survival on the grim streets of Victorian London. We will be describing the main characters and the settings in which the book is set. This will allow us to revisit the grammar basics and further build on these, ensuring our work is of a high standard.
In Science this year, we will revisit and learn new themes each week. We have some great topics this year which are listed below.
Biology - This term we will be starting to learn about the circulatory system and different animal life cycles.
Chemistry - Let’s investigate how to separate different mixtures!
Physics - We will be building on our knowledge of forces & magnetism, electricity and Earth and space.
History - What was life like during Victorian Britain?
Beginning in 1837 and ending with Queen Victoria's death in 1901, Victorian Britain was a very harsh time to live in England. We will look at the positives and negatives that came from the era and how it has shaped the country to the one we live in today.
Geography - How extreme is our Earth?
We will be learning all about different weathers experienced around the world and the impact they have on people and the environment. Do you know where 'tornado alley' is?
Art - Batik
Our first art topic is a sculpting topic which will use batik as its focus. We will be looking at different artist's work and using our evaluations of these to influence our own final piece.
P.E days this term are Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
On P.E. days please bring your P.E. kit in a bag. PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear plain black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside.
Water bottles & snacks
Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day. Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.