Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

60 Class Teacher: Miss Owen

6W Class Teacher: Mr Waters

Year 6 Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Murphy

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Our Current Topics

Autumn Term 2 – Curriculum

English – Read to Write
The Origin of the Species
Writing outcome: Pioneer Narrative
Non-fiction: Information writing

Mathematics Mastery
Unit 3: Calculation problems
Unit 4: fractions
Unit 5: Missing angles and lengths

Science
Chemistry – Rocks (skill: data handling)

History
Were the Vikings vicious or victorious?

Religious Education
Festivals & Celebrations
What important journeys have key religious figures made?

SEAL/Philosophy for Children
Getting on and falling out

Design and Technology
How can I make a robot move?

P.E.
Football

Computing
Multimedia

Below you will find information relating to Year 6 life…

We understand that Year 6 is an important and crucial year for your children for many reasons. As a teaching team, we aim to provide all children with an exciting and challenging curriculum that best supports their learning.

In our English lessons, we develop a love of reading and writing and improve our skills in both, by using texts that stretch the imagination, inspire creativity and allow us to write with purpose. We use high-quality texts that are engaging and rich in vocabulary, to inspire a wealth of opportunities to improve our grammar, reading skills (using a VIPERS approach) and writing techniques.

In mathematics, children use a mastery approach to develop fluency and confidence, using a range of practical activities, games, a lot of concrete apparatus and tonnes of discussion and explanation to demonstrate that they have a secure understanding and learning is consolidated. We also give children lots of opportunity to think deeply about maths and relate what we are learning to real-life situations and problems to give their learning purpose. Children are given challenging problems that stretch their understanding and reasoning capabilities, broaden their exposure to different types of problems and build resilience.

In the afternoons, our lessons include History, Geography, Design Technology, Art and ICT and these subjects are taught through topics and key questions that allow us to develop skills and inspire a life-long love of the subject. The children also have weekly sessions of R.E., Music, Science, PSHE and P.E. More information on these can be found by clicking our Curriculum Overview button above or head to out school curriculum pages here.

As a school we use SEAL materials to supplement our P4C and PSHE curriculum. Our aim is to develop the underpinning qualities and skills that help promote good mental health, positive behaviour and effective learning. It focuses on five social and emotional aspects of learning: self-awareness, managing feelings, motivation, empathy and social skills. Through this, we help our children to develop skills such as understanding another’s point of view, working in a group, sticking at things when they get difficult, resolving conflict and managing worries. They will build on effective work already in place in school that pays systematic attention to the social and emotional aspects of learning through whole-school ethos, initiatives such as circle time or buddy schemes, and the taught personal, social and health education (PSHE) and Citizenship curriculum.

6W’s P.E. sessions are on Wednesdays. 6O have their P.E. sessions on Tuesdays. The children take part in sports, athletics, dance and gymnastic activities and need to wear their full P.E. kit, including fully-black footwear, on the appropriate day.

In Year 6, we have a 45-minute reading lesson a day, as well as designated time to a class novel each day. This half term, 6W have chosen to read Malamander by Thomas Taylor and 6O have chosen to read The Day I Was Erased by Lisa Thompson. As well as this, your child has the opportunity to choose a book from our class libraries or the KS2 library, and then bring it home to read, which they can read by themselves or with an adult. When reading together at home, please talk to your child about unfamiliar vocabulary, ask them retrieval questions, discuss predictions and summarise what has been read and discuss any themes in the book. They can share what they have been reading with a comment or a review on Seesaw or in their Home-School Link Book.

The children all have a Home-School Link Book. This book is designed for you to share all the lovely things you and your child do inside and outside of school. This book will be sent home with your child on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.  In their books, you’ll find weekly spellings to learn and an activity for you to do at home with your child. As a school, we also use the app Seesaw to help keep us connected and for home learning purposes. Please download this app, as homework will be loaded up to it weekly. Your child can respond to the tasks set in the Home-School Link Book and return it to school as stated above or capture the learning on Seesaw. If you need a paper copy of homework to come home weekly, for whatever reason, please let your child’s class teacher know. Likewise, if you need your child’s Seesaw details, please contact a member of the Year 6 team we will be happy to help with this.

If you have any further questions about Year 6, please speak to a member of our staff on the gate at home time, contact us via Seesaw, or leave a message with the school office.

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Autumn 2 Music

Autumn 2 Music

In our Year 6 music lessons, we have been working collaboratively to develop our rhythm and note reading skills!

Black History Month

Black History Month

Y6’s Black History Month project is “authors and poets.” For part of our learning, we’ve been making timelines of prominent writers. We’ve listened to work by Maya Angelou and George the Poet, to hear the changing voice of poetry in the past 100 years. We have loved...

Autumn 1 – Geography

Autumn 1 – Geography

Friday 16th October 2020. Today, we received a list of 6-figure grid references as part of a "map scavenger hunt." We used the Ordnance Survey maps that we have made of our local area and put our new skills in reading 6-figure grid references to the test to find...