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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Happy new year!

 

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 Terry.

This term our topics are ‘Pole to Pole’ and ‘The Mayans’.

 

We have P.E twice a week on Tuesday 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

Spring Term Learning

This term in English we will be writing a variety of genres including a non-chronological report. Their fiction writing will include a narrative based on 'The explorers' 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 ‘Body Pump’ and ‘Danger! Low Voltage!’ 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 use formulae with spreadsheets and then build upon their existing coding knowledge. 

 

Our History topic this term is ‘The Mayans'. Year 6 will be comparing other ancient civilisations they have previously studied with The Mayans. 

 

Our Geography topic this term is ‘Pole to Pole’. The children will revise the continents of the world and then study the tropics and time zones of the world. 

 

In Art the children will be Exploring art with a message. They will look at the famous ‘Guernica’ by Picasso and the confronting works of Käthe Kollwitz. They will develop their drawings to incorporate new surfaces, a range of techniques and demonstrate an emerging personal style.

 

The children will be continuing with our PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.

 

In R.E, Year 6 will be learning about Christianity and exploring the associated beliefs and practices. They will explore the question ‘Is anything ever eternal?

 

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

 

 

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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