Welcome to Year 6
Hello everyone. Welcome to Year 6. Mr Everson is the Year 6 Teacher and she will teach you from Monday to Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoons, Mr Gargan will teach you and Mrs Plumb will be your teacher on Fridays. Mrs Wimbury is the Teaching Assistant for Year 6. Our work will link, as much as possible, to the topics we study during each term, so that the children can make stronger and more memorable links in their learning. In Year 6, we not only work very hard, but we also have lots of fun in the process!
In our Maths lessons this year we will be concentrating on the following topics:
Throughout the Autumn term, Y6 children will study place value, the four number operations, decimals, fractions and percentages, equations, statistics (frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts and line graphs), measurement (area and perimeter), Geometry (2 and 3-D shapes). Problem solving will run alongside all units of work to reinforce methods in real life situations. During the Spring term, there will be work to prepare the children for SATs which will include all necessary areas. During the Summer term, Y6 children will consolidate and build upon their mathematical knowledge and understanding, ensuring as smooth as possible transition from Primary to Secondary education.
In our English lessons this year we will be concentrating on the following topics:
During the Autumn term, the class novel will be ‘Waiting for Anya’ by Michael Morpurgo, which links to the WW2 history topic. The children will study genre of texts, spoken language techniques, group discussion and interaction, understanding, interpreting,engaging with and responding to texts. In writing, they will use different narrative techniques to engage and entertain the reader, select words and language drawing on their knowledge of literacy features and formal and informal writing. They will organise texts coherently using paragraphs to achieve pace and emphasis. Sentence structure, grammar, spelling, handwriting and punctuation will also be studied. Non-fiction writing and reading will be diary writing, persuasion, recount, instructions and explanation. WOW writing will be every other Thursday morning.
During the Spring term, there will be work to prepare the children for SATs. There will be narrative reading and writing. The class novel will be Kensuke’s Kingom by Michael Morpurgo, which will be compared to ‘Waiting for Anya’. Non-fiction work will include explanation, argument and report reading and writing.
In Literacy, during the Summer term, Y6 will enhance and extend their understanding of a variety of writing genres and secure their use of sophisticated punctuation styles. The majority of their Literacy work after SATs will be based on the theme of the Mayan civilization history topic.
During the Autumn term, most topics will link to the history topic World War Two. The children will make a garden containing an Anderson Shelter. The children will study the mountain environment which also links to the literacy novel, ‘Waiting for Anya’. Children will learn how to use the Internet safely in Computing and in PSHE they will think about how to think more positively. In Art, the pupils will create a water colour image linked to soldiers in World War Two.
During the spring term, the children will be preparing for SATs, however they will still have a topic which will relate to change. They will observe changes of natural light (linking to science). They will make lots of bread as part of our DT topic and eventually create their own recipe.
Throughout the summer term, our geography, DT, ICT and Art activities will be based around the Maya Civilization. The children will learn about different South American artists as part of their Art lessons. The children will also create a Maya sculpture. In Geography, they will locate and have place knowledge of Mayan cities and the countries that make up South America. It will also involve programming, involving ‘Scratch’, modelling and simulations, involving spreadsheets.
The Year 6 pupils will learn about The Earth in Space during the first half of the Autumn Term. After the half term break, the topic will be Forces.
The Spring Term will include classification of Plants, Animals and Microbes. It is hoped that the puberty talk cancelled from last year will be included into the Animals part of this topic. During the second half of the Spring Term, the pupils will learn about Electricity.
During the Summer Term, the topics will be Light and Sound.
Things To Remember
Reading – Please try to hear your child read three times a week and record in their Reading Record Book.
Spellings, Reading and Numeracy homework will be given to pupils on Wednesday to be handed in the following Monday.
Return homework on a Monday.
Ensure your child’s PE kit is in school every day. PE is Tuesday and Friday.
Trips & Events
*Please note that these events may be subject to change.*
- 12th October – Hoopstarz session for each class
- 23rd October – Nasal Flu vaccine for all pupils
- 23rd October – Break up for Half Term
- 2nd November – Return to school
- 13th November – Children in Need (Wear something spotty!)
- 16th – 20th November – Assessment Week
- 27th November – Inset day
- 30th November – Inset day
- 1st December – Christmas tree up in school!
- 14th December – Christmas week in school
- 15th December – Treasure Island Pantomime (subject to Government Guidelines)
- 15th December – Year 5/6 Christmas Party
- 16th December – Christmas Dinner
- 18th December – Break up for Christmas
- 5th January – Spring term begins
- 12th February – Pinocchio Theatre Production (subject to Government Guidelines)
- 12th February – Break up for Half Term
- 22nd February – Return to school
- 4th March – World Book Day (Wear your pyjamas and bring in your favourite book!)
- 10th March – Pro-Ride Cycle day (Year 1-Year 6)
- 15th March – Assessment week
- 24th March – Key Stage 2 Talent Show
- 25th March – PTA Easter competition
- 25th March – Break up for Easter
- 26th March – Inset day
- 12th April – Summer term begins
- May – SATS
- 28th May – Break up for Half Term
- 7th June – Return to school
- 30th June – Whole school archery day
- 12th – 13th July – Year 6 Leaver’s Production
- 13th July – End of Year Reports out
- 14th July – Key Stage 1 Talent Show
- 14th July – Meet the New Class Teacher
- 19th July – Year 6 Leavers’ Service
- 20th July – Break up for the summer holidays