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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 page.

 

Autumn Term 2019  

Welcome to another school year! In Year 6 the teachers are Mrs White and Ms Smethurst supported by Mr Hulse, Miss Robinson and also Mrs Donaldson.  

Please see below on the content we will cover in the curriculum. 

English – Cogheart

This term, we will be reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl. This book is set in the Victorian era, where murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping adventure. Children will be hooked and the strong, female heroine of Lily is a great character to inspire all children.   We will be writing for a range of exciting purposes: look out for our Tripadvisor reviews for Lily’s finishing school and our very own Mechanimal designs.  While enjoying writing about the book, we will also explore grammatical structures and all children will be working towards gaining our reading gems – who can collect them first?

Each week there will be a piece of homework to complete based on what is being taught in class. This is to be handed in Wednesday each week as it will be marked in the lesson so we can address any misconceptions immediately.

Spellings will be set weekly and tested on a Friday morning.

All children are expected to read every night and have their reading book and diary in school every day.

Maths

We will focus on all aspects of number system and place value including working on our targets of factors, prime numbers, square nos. and cubed nos. We also expect the children to continue practicing their times tables and they will have homework each week based on what we have been studying within their daily lessons.

Each week there will be a piece of homework to complete based on what is being taught in class. This is to be handed in Wednesday each week as it will be marked in the lesson so we can address any misconceptions immediately.

All children will be encouraged to have a secure and rapid recall of all times tables as this is the foundation of great math’s skills.

 

Homework club will be on a Monday lunchtime with Mrs White/Miss Smethurst in 6W

 

Geography: Biomes/South America

History: The Victorians

As part of our Geography curriculum we will be learning about the physical, human and environmental geography of Central and South America. This work will also involve looking at World Biomes, Continents, how lines of longitude and latitude help us to locate places on earth and determine different time-zones. Through our history, we will be looking at the impact of Victorian Society on life today – in particular how life has changed for children. In science, we will be studying Electricity where we will look at the way electricity works and investigate alternative sources of power that can be used to protect our environment. We will also be investigating the human eye and how it works through our topic of ‘How we see things’.

In Computing, we will be developing our understanding of the different programs that can be used such as: powerpoint, publisher, word and excel as well as developing an understanding of how we can keep safe when using technology.

Our RE topic will be looking at ‘What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa (harmlessness), Grace, and Ummah (community)?’  Once we have explored this, we will move on to learn about different world religions through art and architecture.

The Spanish lessons this term will continue to allow the children to develop their Spanish skills through topics such as schools, WW11 and The planets. 

To support our learning this term, we will be visiting The Black Country Living Museum where the children will be looking at the different aspects of Victorian Life in context.

PE

Year 6 will need to bring their PE kits on a Thursday afternoon as they will be having a sports coach during the first half term.

Please make sure they have the appropriate kit such as black shorts, white top, trainers and - especially as the weather is expected to become colder—tracksuit bottoms or leggings!

We are looking forward to our time spent with your children and hope they will enjoy the topics we shall be teaching them. If you have any concerns, please feel free to pop in and see us.

Mrs White & Miss Smethurst.

 

Useful websites

These are some useful websites that may be beneficial to use: