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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 - Spring Term.

 

Welcome back to the Spring Term in Year 6!

 

Helping you to learn and do your best this term are your teachers Mrs Davies and Ms Place.

Mrs Davies works Monday - Thursday in the classroom with the children and on Fridays works outside of the classroom with groups of children supporting, developing and enhancing their Maths and English skills.

Therefore Ms Place will be teaching in the classroom on a Friday.

Our Learning Assistants throughout the week are Mrs Newitt and Mrs Underhill.

 

 

 

 

We have lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities ahead of us this year!

 

P.E - Our P.E days this year are Wednesdays and Thursdays. The children need to have their kits in school for every lesson.

 

Reading - All children are expected to read at home every night and discuss what they have read with an adult. It is essential that they fully understand the text they are reading and become familiar with new vocabulary so that they can apply this learning to their writing. Children's records need to be signed every night and handed in to be checked each morning. This is vital for children to progress across the whole curriculum.

 

Home Learning - In Year 6, home learning will be set on a Thursday or Friday and needs to be handed back into school on the following Monday. Extra learning at home may be given at other times and children are encouraged to research and practice what they have been learning at school, at home at any time. There are many fun websites and quizzes available on the internet for the children to access, to aid and develop their learning.

 

Water bottles - Please remind your children that they need a water bottle in school each day.

 

If you have any questions please feel free to come and ask, before or after school.

 

Mrs Davies, Ms Place, Mrs Underhill and Mrs Newitt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Learning this Term - See our Topic letter for parents below.

Our Topic Learning.

Our topic this term is Geography based—called Our Changing Earth. We will be studying the earth and locating the Equator, Northern and Southern Hemispheres as well as climate zones, biomes, and vegetation belts. We will be researching how volcanoes and earthquakes are created and also what effect deforestation is having on our planet. How can we make a difference to the environmental issues facing our earth today?

Our English Learning.

 

This term we will be studying the text, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S Lewis. We will be analysing Lewis’ style of writing and incorporating his style into our own writing. We will be focussing on writing different narrative texts based on the book, using dialogue effectively. We will be studying the interesting characters that we are introduced to and continuing to develop our vocabulary skills, our descriptive language skills such as similes, metaphors and personification and our comprehension skills particularly our inference and retrieval skills.

Our Maths Learning

  

Over this term, we will specifically be deepening our understanding of fractions. We will be learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions with the same and different denominators. Children will become much more confident in their knowledge and understanding of fractions, and will be able to find equivalent fractions and simplify fractions securely.

Our Science Learning

This term ,our science unit is Living Things and their Habitats. We will learn about the classification of living things, including micro-organisms. We will also learn to sort animals into groups based on their similarities and differences, using the standard system of classification first developed by Carl Linnaeus.

Our RE Learning

We will start the term by learning about the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth. We will then learn about the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation; exploring the signs and symbols of both these Sacraments and we will see how the gift of the Holy Spirit is given in the celebration of both of these Sacraments.

Our PE Learning.

Our PE learning, this term will concentrate on the Olympics and trying a different sport each week: such as Athletics, Gymnastics, Football and Basketball. Hopefully we will then be moving onto celebrating the Six Nations Rugby by learning lots of different rugby skills.

  

Our Computing Learning

In computing this term, we will be learning about how to keep ourselves safe online. Children will be taking a more in-depth look at a variety of online safety issues and will be introduced to the idea of the internet, as a type of media, and how it can shape our ideas about boys and girls through stereotypes. We will also be finding ways to deal with online content that we find worrying or even believe to be dangerous

Our Design and Technology

Learning  

Our design and technology project this term will give us the chance to discover the exciting and diverse choice of food available around the world. We will find out where in the world ingredients flourish, and which food groups they belong to. We will be learning some basic and advanced cooking techniques, which we will use to make some traditional dishes from different countries.

Our Art Learning

Our Art Learning, this term will concentrate on drawing skills and in particular still life drawings. We will look at Cubist still life studies such as ‘Bowl of Fruit, Violin and Bottle’ by Pablo Picasso and ‘Still Life with a Pair of Banderillas’ by Georges Braque.

 

Our Music Learning

This term our learning is all focussed around one song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams - a Pop song with a Soul influence about being happy. What makes you happy? We will be creating our own ‘mood’ beat track using Quickbeats. We will decide whether the mood of our beat is happy, sad, anxious or excited!  In particular, we will focus on the effect that texture (layering), tempo (speed) and timbre (quality of the sound) have on the character and mood of our track.

Our French Learning.

This term we will be learning about Chez Moi—how to converse and write about our homes, houses and where we live.

 

OUR CHANGING EARTH - What will be learning in our Spring term topic? Please see our Knowledge Organiser below.

Spring Term Topic Letter - Find out what we are learning about this term

Spring Term Topic - Knowledge Organiser

Year 6 Autumn Term Learning

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