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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

I hope you all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the term ahead.  

 

I am Mr Fitzgerald and am delighted to be teaching Year 6 this year.

The children have all settled in well and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Miss Page.

This term our topics are ‘Rebuilding Britain’ and ‘Is there enough for everyone?’.

 

We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday (swimming) and Thursday. 

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 weekly SATS companion tasks online
  • Learn their Year 6 glossaries
  • Complete home learning tasks
  • 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 and units weekly
  • Practise their times tables up to 12x12 by using TT Rockstars
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Ensure that they can tell the time using both analogue and digital clocks

Autumn Term Learning

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including a recount. Their fiction writing will include a narrative based on ‘Rose Blanche’ and the picture book The Journey. Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing. 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, Year 6 will continue to learn maths following the Maths No Problem scheme. This scheme is based on the highly effective, research based Singapore method of teaching mathematics. Lessons and activities are taught using a problem-solving approach to encourage the development of higher-level thinking. Ample time is spent on topics in order to deepen understanding and master concepts. New concepts are initially learned using concrete examples before moving on to pictorial representations and finally abstract symbols. The focus of the series is on teaching to mastery.

 

In Science, the Year 6 topics are ‘Everything Changes’ and ‘Light up your world’ They will also be learning about ‘Our Changing World’ - a topic that will be on-going throughout the year.

 

The children will be learning how to stay safe on line and then studying spreadsheets and coding in computing. 

 

Our History topic this term is ‘Rebuilding Britain’. Year 6 will be learning about the aftermath of World War 2, with a particular focus on how Britain was rebuilt following The Blitz.

 

Our Geography topic this term is ‘Is there enough for everyone?’. The children will look at what resources people need in ordeer to live. They will then go on to think about where our power comes from and how electricity is generated in the UK.

 

In Art the children will be identifying an artist that interests them. They will research the life, techniques and artistic intentions of that individual.

 

The children will be continuing with our PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Being  

Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.

 

In R.E, Year 6 will be learning about Islam and exploring the associated beliefs and practices. They will explore the question ‘What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?’

Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on Football and other ball skills.

Music will be taught by our music teacher, Mr Rollo, and the children’s learning will be based around the topic ‘Happy’.

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. 

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

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