Welcome to Year 6!
In Year 6 we have two classes - Russet and Sunrise Class:
Class Teacher: Mrs B Rathone (Key Stage 2 Leader)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs K Simmonds (am)
Key Workers: Mrs T Wagon and Mrs Jabarkhel
Class Teacher: Mrs K Armstrong
Teaching Assistant: Mrs B Francak (am)
Key Stage 2 Leader Release Time (Every other Thursday) for Mrs B Rathbone
Wow! We can't believe we are in the last term of Year 6 and the final chapter of primary school for our wonderful classes!
In English this term, we will be reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl - a fabulous dark, Victorian mystery! We will be writing different pieces including character descriptions, diary entries, newspaper articles and our own chapters to continue the novel. In maths, we will be going right back to basics and revising key topics around number and place value, fractions as decimals or percentages and working with the four operations of number to ensure we are all really confident about our maths before we leave for secondary school.
We will be pondering the following key question in history - is Monarchy important or outdated? and will look at the reigns of different British monarchs in our history including Henry VIII and Queen Victoria. In science, we will act as super sleuths and will be ending the year with our CSI investigation!
A reminder that PE days remain both Mondays and Thursdays for the rest of this term. Children to continue coming to school wearing PE kits on these days.
Thank you for your continued support - we look forward to a fun and busy term with Year 6!
In English, we will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We will continue using ambitious vocabulary and varying our sentence structure as well as building our confidence in using both reported and direct speech. We will be writing our own entries of the Peggy Sue ship's log, newspaper articles and setting descriptions. We will also tell the story from a different viewpoint.
In Guided Reading, we will swap our guided reading novels - Malamander by Thomas Taylor will now be read by Russet and Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman to be read by Sunrise. Both are fabulous stories - we are really looking forward to sharing these books with our children!
In Maths, we will be working on areas that can still cause a little challenge and therefore we will be recapping on key areas of learning from the Year 6 curriculum to make sure we are more confident. We will start with multiplying or dividing by 10, 100 or 100 and rounding including decimal numbers to the nearest whole. We will move onto securing our understanding on different types of number - squared, cubed, prime and begin to look at algebra.
Our Science learning will begin a new topic on Light and in geography, we will look at rivers, coasts and water. P.E. days will be Mondays and Thursdays for this term and highly likely to remain unchanged for Term 6.
Looking forward to a busy but fun Term 5!
Term 4 2021
In English, we will start this term looking at the beautiful, wordless book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker and will move onto reading and learning about Shakespeare's Macbeth! We will concentrate on building our vocabulary this term as well as working on different sentence structures and varying sentence lengths. In guided reading, we will begin our new novels - Malamander by Thomas Taylor (Sunrise) and Pig Heart Boy (Malorie Blackman). Both are fabulous stories - we are really looking forward to sharing these books with our children!
In maths, we will be revisiting place value of digits including decimal numbers and will revise using the formal methods for the four operations of number - working with whole and decimal numbers. We will also recap on fractions and continue to develop our understanding on converting between fractions, decimals and percentages as well as finding percentages of amounts.
This term, we will be learning about Ancient Greece in history and about evolution and inheritance in science. PE days have changed to Mondays and Wednesdays this term. Children to come to school in their PE kits on Mondays and Wednesdays please.
Looking forward to an exciting term and to seeing the smiley faces on Monday 8th!
Term 3 2020/21 - 4th January 2021
Welcome back! We hope you are all well rested and had a lovely festive break! We're looking forward to another busy term and know you will continue to work hard in your learning!
Our geography topic this term will see us learning about global trade and the goods that we import and export from the UK. We will link our learning about global trade to our design and technology lessons when we will be learning to cook different global dishes! In English, we will be practising our skills in writing non-chronological reports about wolves and will also act as detectives using the evidence behind the true story of the three little pigs - was he really a villain?
In science, we begin learning about living things and their habitats. We will learn how living things are classified and determine what living things need to survive - learning about different species have adapted to their environments over time.
P.E days have changed and will be Mondays and Wednesdays. Whilst the weather is dry, we are aiming for both sessions to be outdoors practising our netball skills on a Monday and outdoor adventurous activities on a Wednesday with Mr Croucher from PASS.
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Term 2 2020-21
Within our history lessons this term, we will be looking at the events leading up to the start of World War II. We will look at the stories of evacuees, explore how rationing worked and what it meant for those living in Britain. We will also learn about the Holocaust and what it meant for Jewish people. We will be incorporating our learning about War into our English work and two wonderful animated Literacy Shed clips - Beyond the Lines and The Piano - will be used to inspire our writing. In science, we begin start learning about animals including humans. We look at how our bodies work and look at how our circulatory and respiratory systems work.
In maths, we will be developing our skills when looking at 2D shapes by drawing accurately using our understanding of angles and measurement. We will also be practising our problem solving skills with a range of different mathematical problems.
P.E days remain Mondays and Thursdays. Whilst the weather is dry, we are aiming for both sessions to be outside P.E sessions covering hockey and basketball. If the weather permits us to get onto the school field, some sessions maybe dedicated to Tag Rugby.
Our country; our land! When the developers come!
We will be exploring how Britain is divided in to counties, using grid references and learning about different features of maps including local landmarks. We will look at the development of Barming over time. Do you know the year our school was built? Are we on the original site of the school? Our persuasive writing will be inspired by Carl's story in Pixar's UP! and the demolition of his much treasured by property developers. We will consider what would make a better, more suitable site for development.
In maths, we will be revising key topics around place value and the four operations of number whilst consolidating our use of mathematical vocabulary involving factors, multiples, prime, square and cube numbers.
In English, our writing will be inspired by an emotive, short, animated clip called 'Little Freak' and we will be focusing on creating atmosphere and emotion in our own setting and character descriptions. The animated tale links nicely to the real-life story of Victorian, Joseph Merrick who was known at the time as The Elephant Man.
We will transfer our writing skills to non-fiction, writing biographies about Joseph later in the term.
Children to come into school wearing PE kits. Red shorts, house colour t-shirt, tracksuit and trainers.
Earrings must be removed before the lesson and by the children themselves. Unfortunately, if earrings cannot be removed, the child will not be able to participate in the lesson.