Welcome to Year 6!
Miss B Jones (Teacher)
Mrs S.J. Higgins (Teacher a.m. only)
Mrs J Nightingale (TA)
Welcome to Year 6’s summer term overview.
We hope that you have had a wonderful Easter and are ready for our final term together.
The children shall explore what it is to be a witness and the courage sometimes needed to do so. They shall discuss issues such as how and when it might become difficult to speak up and why it is a courageous thing to do.
The children will be learning about show understanding of religious sources, beliefs, ideas, feelings and experiences concerning the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick and make links between them.
We shall be learning about the beliefs and culture of those following Sikhism.
Universal Church: Common Good
The children will be able to make links between various scriptures and beliefs. The children will give reasons for certain actions by believers in working for justice and the common good.
At the beginning of this term, we will be finishing our work on travel brochures.
Following this we will be working on a film based unit “Titanium”. Within this unit, the children will be writing descriptions, narratives and dialogues between characters. The children will then look at writing an performing poetry before moving onto working on their own scripts based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, which they will also be performing at Oldham Coliseum.
Grammar will be taught and applied through our writing.
We also have regular reading comprehensions lessons as well as daily Guided Reading lessons. Through these sessions, we aim to build on the children’s vocabulary and focus on the types of inference and retrieval questions which will help them develop further ready for their transition to high schools.
Weekly spellings are provided on Tuesdays. These are based on the National Curriculum spelling lists for Year 5 and 6. We will also revise previous years’ spelling rules throughout Year 6. In the first week back after each holiday, the children shall be given a slightly longer test where they will be asked to spell words revised over the previous half term.
During this first this half term, we will be completing our work on algebra before revising how to calculate the perimeter and area of shapes. Following that, in statistics, we will be learning how to calculate the mean, median, mode and range of data. After, we shall then move on to looking at the radius, diameter and circumference of a circle.
The children will complete their year of maths doing maths investigating and consolidating their knowledge.
The children will complete their investigation work based on the unit Animals, including Humans before moving onto their final science topic: Animals and their Habitats. During this topic, the children will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
If you have any further questions about our learning this term please call in to see the Year Six Teachers at the end of the school day.
Spelling tests will take place each Tuesday morning.
PE is on Friday afternoons.