Striving to be the best we can!
Welcome to Year Six!
Happy New Year to you all! We hope that you have had a wonderful, relaxed Christmas.
We can't wait to start 2019 and have got an incredible topic to start the year of with a bang! We hope your children are raring to go and ready for this action packed term!
Hello and welcome to our class page!
On here you will find information about our exciting topics, pictures of some of things we have been upto and lots of other useful information.
The Year 6 Team
Class 6a Teacher- Miss Whetton
Class 6b Teacher- Mrs Brunt
Year 6 Teaching Assistant- Mrs Coupland
If you have any problems or questions, please do come and find us. We are more than happy to help! We look forward to working with you all.
We have another brand new topic that we can’t wait to get stuck into this term! We will finding out all about medicine throughout history and how it has changed and advanced! Children will learn all about the weird and wonderful techniques used by Tudor Doctors as well as explorer important figures in history who have helped with important medical breakthroughs!
In English, we will be reading Pig Heart Boy by the wonderful author Malorie Blackman and using this to support us writing non-chronological reports and persuasive letters.
During PSHE, we will be learning vital first aid skills including bandaging and CPR so we have the skills to know what to do in life-threatening situations. In order to learn about health we will be following Joe Wicks HIIT sessions and learning how to make energy bites in DT. We can’t wait to share these with you!
Stranded is a fantastic topic to start the year off! Our learning begins with a WOW Day where children will need to use their map skills in order to survive life of a desert island! In order to help us with this, we will be learning all about compass skills and grid references in order to accurately read maps and identify locations. We will be testing these skills our during PE Orienteering lessons! In English, our work descriptive writing will be inspired by Kensuke's Kingdom and we will also be producing diary entries and non fiction writing based on real expeditions and explorers.
During maths will will focus on decimal numbers ensuring we can use our place value and fraction skills before applying the four operations to decimal numbers.
We can't wait to show you our learning!
We have a very exciting topic planned for term two. As the weather is getting cooler and the nights darker we will be learning more about our wonderful world with a focus on Greenland - the largest island on earth! We will find out all about life on Greenland, the animals, how to survive and also discover famous arctic explorers. We are reading a beautiful book, First Light, by the author Rebecca Stead and using this to inspire out descriptive writing. We will discuss and debate the important topic issue of global warming and climate change.
Look out for our fashion show where we will be showcasing cold weather clothing that we have carefully designed and made. PE will give us the opportunity to represent snow sports through dance and outdoor PE will focus on invasion games.
We can't wait to start this magnificent topic!
We are very excited to be teaching this brand new topic this term! Children will be using their geography skills, using atlases to location specific locations and learning all about the human and physical features of America. We will also learn about specific locations along Route 66 and why people take this special journey! Our focus will then move to earthquakes and children will learn all about the causes and consequences of them. We can’t wait to read ‘There’s a boy in the girl’s bathroom’ during our English lessons and use this to inspire our writing.
Look out for pictures on the website updating you of our learning in lots of our subjects.
Useful Information for parents
This term, we will send out a letter detailing the whole term's homework. We ask that you support your child to return homework by the due dates specified in the letter. Homework will consist of maths and English tasks relating to learning in class.
You can find a copy of the homework letter in the 'Documents' section below.
In addition to formal homework, we ask that you continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis and that you discuss what they have read with them. This will help enormously when they come to quizzing at school. We would also like your child to continue learning their times tables - Times Tables Rockstars will be a valuable tool for this!
This term both classes will be back to one out door and one indoor PE session. These will be on Monday and Friday
Please could you ensure that your child has the correct kit at school on these days. Trainers rather than plimsolls are advisable as we will be on the school courts and maybe field.
It may be worthwhile leaving the kit at school at all times. We will make sure that it comes home at the end of term for washing or sooner if it gets particularly muddy! It is also important to have a pair of shoes for indoor and outdoor PE.