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
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.