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CLASS: 6HL

TEACHER’S NAME: Miss H Lowbridge

SUPPORT STAFF: Mrs W Sweet

PE DAY: Monday & Wednesday

HOMEWORK: Tuesday, return Monday

 

CLASS: 6RF 

TEACHER’S NAME: Mr R Farley

SUPPORT STAFF: Mrs J Hall

PE DAY: Monday & Wednesday

HOMEWORK: Monday, return Friday

 

CLASS: 6BH

TEACHER’S NAME: Mr B Hussain

SUPPORT STAFF: Mrs Woodward

PE DAY: Wednesday & Friday

HOMEWORK: Tuesday, return Monday

How have Year 6 been impressing their teachers this week?…

6HL – In 6HL, we have been extremely impressed with the writing produced from Rehan and Bradley this week. They have both been very creative and have written some fantastic pieces of work in response to the Literacy Shed film ‘Soar’. We can’t wait to read their final drafts on Monday!

How have Year 6 been impressing in the past weeks?

6HL – Miss Lowbridge is very impressed with Nimrah and Diana, who have made super progress with their reading understanding.

 

Our  school year 2020-21

Click here to find out what Year 6 were learning in the Autumn term!

 

Spring

Maths

Along with the rest of the academy, Year 6 will be following the Collin’s Mathematics Scheme, coupled with focuses on problem solving, fluency and mastery, some of which can be found on the engaging and well-crafted White Rose Maths website.

In Spring term, Year 6 will begin with an extensive analysis of Measurement where the children will have a range of focuses including Length, Time and Mass. Following this they will explore Area and Perimeter before finishing the half term developing their knowledge of Angles.

In the second half of Spring, the children will start with an exploration of the Properties of Shape before progressing on to Negative Numbers. Year 6 will then move to a focus on the Order of Operations prior to engaging with Algebra and Ratio and Proportion. They will then round off the term by looking at Statistics. 

 

Literacy

Year 6 will begin the academic following the Literacy and Language scheme, which offers the children vast opportunities to write at length, whilst exploring quality texts. Children will then progress onto a plethora of writing opportunities focused on their Class Readers, information of which can be found below.

The focus of their Literacy lessons for the Spring term will be ‘Rooftoppers’.

 

Class Reader

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, Marie-Alice Harel | Waterstones

In Class Reader this term, Year 6 have the pleasure of reading, exploring and engaging with Katherine Rundell’s ‘Rooftoppers’. Throughout this story the children will have a wide range of opportunities to write at length and develop their comprehension skills. These skills will be enhanced by undertaking a range of comprehension activities aimed at developing their ability to find and understand key vocabulary including synonyms and antonyms, inferring meaning from what they have read, predicting character’s actions or what may happen next, explaining their understanding of what they have read, retrieving key information from the story and being able to summarise their reading.

 

Humanities

During Spring term, Year 6 will get the opportunity to learn about the historical topic of ‘The Victorians’. During this engaging topic the children will discover key moments from the Victorian era through a range of primary and secondary research. They will also create a chronological timeline, explore the life of a Victorian child and schools, understand the impact of the railways and so much more!

Some key vocabulary for this area of humanities:

Monarchy, King, Queen, Agriculture, Artefact, Aristocracy, Causation, Change, Church, Christianity, Invention, Local, Locality, Metal Working, Parliament, Primary/Secondary Evidence, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, reign, reigned, industrial revolution, chimney sweep, servant, maid, the cane, writing slate, the workhouse, orphan, Charles Dickens, Cotton mill, steam engine, change, same, different, experience.

 

Science

Science in Spring term for Year 6 will begin with ‘Light up our World’. Here the children will explore light and how it can be manipulated, shadows and their measurements, how mirrors can affect light, rainbows and more. During the second half of the term, the children will explore the topic ‘Danger! Low Voltage’. In this scientific focus they will get the opportunity to explore simple circuits which include lights and switches with an understanding of resistance and how they work.

 

PHSE

Children in Year 6 will be following the expertly scripted and age appropriate Jigsaw PHSE Curriculum Scheme. In Autumn term Year 6’s focus for PHSE will be  ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.

 

RE

In RE this year, Year 6 will be enjoying the opportunity to look at a range of religions. They will begin Spring term with a focus on Judaism where they will explore ‘Jewish Worship and Community’. The children will then get the chance to explore how various religions perceive ‘What happens when we die?’.

 

Art/DT

During Art this term, Year 6 will have the opportunity to undertake a plethora of focuses such as ‘Graphic Inky Still Life’, ‘Exploring Still Life with Carbon Paper’ and ‘Exploring Portraits’. They will then move onto a DT focus of ‘Bird House Builders’.

 

 National Curriculum Parent Information for year 6.

Click on the link below.

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