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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

We are now into the spring term. A huge well done to all of our children for making lots of amazing progress and memories so far, we are so proud of you! Year 6 have adapted well to their new surroundings and routines in school! Last term, the children worked incredibly hard to improve upon their personal best and have shown us just how mature they have become! This term, we have lots of exciting lessons planned across the curriculum over the coming weeks, and we are looking forward to making lots of amazing memories and achieving more than ever. We know our Year 6’s will continue to be Ready, Respectful and Resilient!

Our Year 6 team:

Teachers: Miss Bradshaw / Mr Pearce
Support staff: Mrs Burke, Miss McGrath and Miss McDonald

Important information:

  • PE– Our PE day has now changed to a Monday.  Children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They will remain in their kit all day.
  • Spellings– These will be sent home on a Monday and should be practised throughout the week, ready for the testing on a Friday.
  • Snack– Children should bring a ‘healthy’ snack and non-fizzy drink each day for break time.
  • Reading books– These should be read at home and returned as regularly as possible.
  • Weekly homework will be set online and will include reading, spellings, English and maths basic skills.
  • SATs– They will commence the week beginning 9th May 2022.
  • Robinwood residential trip– This has been booked for the week beginning 16th May 2022.

Children will enter school each morning through the ‘Hub’, this should be between 8.50am and 9am. They will leave through the same door but we ask parents to wait at the front of school.  Children that walk home alone will be dismissed at 3.05pm and children that are collected will be released between 3.10pm and 3.15pm.  Many thanks for your co-operation in this matter.

Our Class Blog:

A fantastic way to keep in touch with you teachers and class friends!

https://year6classblog.edublogs.org/ 

Spring Curriculum:

Mathematics:

This term Year 6 will continue to be fantastic mathematicians! We will be working on: Fractions, Position and Direction (translations), Decimals and Percentages and Algebra. Miss Bradshaw will continue to teach maths to both Year 6 classes.

Our children have their own login to Sats Companion and Times Table Rock Stars, a reminder of these will be sent home.

https://satscompanion.com/

https://ttrockstars.com/home  (use our school postcode L32 9PF)

English:

Our current core text is the novel ‘PAX’ by Sara Pennypacker, which links to the theme of war. This heart-braking story revolves around a young boy called Peter and his beloved pet fox. Once we have finished PAX we will then move onto ‘Varmints’, written by Helen Ward. In this beautifully illustrated book, the children will learn how Varmints‘ peaceful home is destroyed by the others, who construct a concrete city on the once calm land. Mr Pearce will continue to teach English to both Year 6 classes.

Science:

During this term, the children will work scientifically to learn about Animals including humans. They will focus on the circulatory system, how it works and how exercise affects our bodies. Year 6 will also be learning about how to keep healthy and how lifestyle choices can affect our health.

Come and See:

Our wonderful spring topics include: Sources, Unity and Death and New Life.

PE:

During this term, Year 6 will be learning dance. They will learn about various dance moves and perform their own unique routine. The children will then be learning about football skills and tactics through weekly sessions with our PE partners the LFC academy.

Computing:

Our computing topics include: Chicken run, crossy roads – this is a CLC lead topic were the children will design and create their own app using specific gaming codes. The children will also learn about different online software to create their own quiz show, which they will need to present to the class.

Geography:

In our topic of the Amazing Americas, the children will learn about North and South America, focusing on the countries that form them. They will explore the landscape, climate and locations of each area and compare these too locations found within the UK.

History:

During the spring term, Year 6 will be learning about ancient civilisations (Maya). They will explore who the Mayan people were and how they lived. They will also discover the famous work of explores John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood.

Art:

In Art, Year 6 will be learning about Architecture and how famous art deco buildings have inspired art around the world.

DT:

During this term, Year 6 will be exploring health and diet in DT. The children will focus on global food culture and become a chef by creating their own global food dish!

Music:

Our wonderful music topics include: Classroom Jazz (Recorder playing) and learning to sing the song ‘You’ve got a friend!’

MFL:

Our super Spanish topics include: Presenting myself and Do you have a pet?

PSHE:

This term the children will be learning PSHE through our RSE topic.

Curriculum Overviews

Mathematics Overview of Learning

Multiplication and Division facts year group expectations

Class Gallery

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