Ewyas Harold Primary School

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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 page.

Mrs Priday and Mrs Sensecall are teaching in class 6PR and Mrs White is teaching in class 6W

Mrs Donaldson and Mrs English will be our teaching assistants this year.

 

 

Year 6 -Sping 2019

Happy New Year and welcome back after the Christmas break. We hope you have had a good Christmas and are looking forward to all that 2019 will bring.

English – Journey to the Riversea

 

Maths

We will focus on all aspects of fractions, decimals and percentages as well as recapping on all aspect s of place value, the number system and written methods of calculation. 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.

 

 

This term we will be investigating the Maya civilisation and their unusual religious and social practices.  As part of understanding what was important to the Mayan people, we will be exploring the sorts of masks and head-dresses they would have worn and will make our own ‘death-masks’. As we discover more about how their society was established, we will learn about democracy in our country and how our laws and decisions about our future are made. 

 

In Science our topic is evolution and inheritance. We will be learning about the characteristics that pass from one generation to the next and how species have adapted to suit their environments. We will also be finding out about the process of natural selection, and how our understanding of the process of evolution has developed over time thanks to the work of scientists and paleontologists.

 

Across the curriculum: Computing we will be developing our understanding of coding; RE - looking at Humanism.  

 

PE

6PR children will need their PE kits for Friday each week.

6W children will need their PE kits for Friday each week.

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!

 

Homework club will be on a Monday and Tuesday lunchtime with Mrs White 

Reading continues to be a priority in Year 6 and we would urge you to hear your child read as often as possible. It is important that the children are also given the opportunity to talk about what they have read and answer questions as this helps them to understand what they are reading. We will hear the children read throughout the week but we would like to stress that this will not be on a daily basis.

  

Please come and see us if you have any concerns.

Mrs Priday and  Mrs White 

 

 

 

Useful websites

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