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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

I am Miss Nicolaou and am delighted to be returning to Holdbrook to teach year 6 this term.

 

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to their final term at primary school.

 

In our class we are supported by Miss Joy.

 

This term we will be learning about Ancient Greece and Great Britain.  

 

We have P.E twice a week on Thursday and Friday.

 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 

Homework:

Year 6 are expected to complete 1 hour of homework every night. In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night
  • Complete all written homework set (details of this will be in their planners)
  • Learn their Year 6 glossaries
  • Learn Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 statutory spelling lists (copies are in their glossaries)
  • Read through their study books  
  • Complete their Lexia time
  • Learn their times tables up to 12x12 - TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks
  • Complete some of the Year 6 Homework Projects

Summer Term Learning

 

This term in English Year 6 will be writing texts in a variety of genres including fiction, persuasive speech and free verse poetry. Their fiction writing will include a story based on the theme of romance as well as a fairy tale. Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing in preparation for secondary school. Year 6 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.

 

In Maths we will be continuing our learning around number which this term will include work on decimals, measurements, percentage and ratio. 

   

In Science we will be learning about the heart and lungs and evolution.  

   

In computing we will be learning about different networks as well as understanding and creating our own quizzes. 

   

Our History topic this term is linked to our topic of ‘Ancient Greece’. Whilst our Geography topic is based on the theme of the United Kingdom. In the beginning of the Summer term the focus will be on History. We will be learning about the chronological placement of the ancient Greeks in history, the different types of democracy in ancient Greece, ancient Grecian religion and influential ancient Grecian scholars and philosophers. 

   

In Art the children will be learning about sketching and will be creating clay sculptures using Giacometti’s work as their inspiration. 

 

In DT we will be creating quiz boards. This will be linked to our computing unit on quizzes. 

   

We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Relationships’, ‘Changing Me’ and ‘Transition’.  

   

In R.E we will be learning about Islam and considering the questions – Does belief in Akirah (life after death) help Muslims lead a good life?  

 

Year 6 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘Going Shopping’ and ‘Where in the world?’  

 

Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach – Mr T. We will be focusing on Athletics and Gymnastics this term.  

   

All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website.   

   

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

 

Miss Nicolaou 

Spring Term Learning

This term in English Year 6 will be writing texts in a variety of genres including a non-chronological report and diary. Their fiction writing will include a story based on the theme of adventure. Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing in preparation for secondary school. Year 6 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.

 

In Maths we will be continuing our learning around number which this term will include work on fractions, decimals and measurements.

 

In Science we will be learning about classification and evolution.

 

In computing we will be learning what a blog is and how to create one, before further developing our coding skills to include computational thinking during our topic 'Text Adventures'.   

 

Our History and Geography topics this term are both linked to our topic of ‘Pole to Pole’. This term the focus will be very much on geography. We will be learning about lines of longitude and latitude and how these relate to time zones, comparing and contrasting the Arctic and the Antarctic before journeying from the North Pole, through the Americas, to the South Pole.

 

In Art the children will be learning about printing and in D.T their topic is ‘shelters’ and they will be investigating how to strengthen structures.

 

We will be taking part in the PSHCE topics of ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.

 

In R.E we will be learning about Christianity and considering the questions – Is anything ever eternal? and Is Christianity still a strong religion 2,000 years after Jesus was on Earth? In addition Year 6 will also be completing missed learning about Sikhism.

Year 6 will also be continuing their French lessons; this term the topics are ‘Our School’ and ‘Time’. Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach – Mr T – and our music learning will be linked to the work of Benjamin Britten.

 

All of the curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page on the website. 

 

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Year 6 Homework Project Ideas

Recommended Websites:   

Odd Socks Day 2020

Making Christmas Cards for Hertswise - Community Dementia Service

Catch Up Science - Explaining the movement of the planets in our solar system

Celebrating European Day of Languages with a French breakfast!

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