Welcome to Year 6!  

Things are going to be a little different to what they were before, but the things that are going to remain the same are working hard and having some fun.

Staff:

Mrs B Jones (class teacher)                                                                                                                                                 

Mrs S.J. Higgins (class teacher (am))                                                                                                                                                                   

Mrs J Nightingale (TA)   

                                                                                                                                                                                     

We are one term into our exciting year of learning and are looking forward to our topic this term – A POSTCARD FROM...

RELIGION 

Local Church – Community  -  SOURCES

We will be looking firstly at sources of the Bible and why the Bible is the special book of the church. We will learn how many books the Bible consists of and about both the New and Old Testament. We will also consider the similarities and differences between the Catholic and Jewish faith. 

Eucharist -  Relating  -  UNITY

The children will learn how the eucharist helps to keep the memory of Jesus’ sacrifice alive and present in a special way. We consider what nourishes and what spoils friendship and unity and how the Eucharist challenges and enables the Christian family to live and grow in communion every day.

Lent/Easter  -  Giving  -  DEATH AND NEW LIFE

The last unit of study this term is about Lent - a time of giving in preparation for the celebration of the sacrifice of Jesus.

 

ENGLISH

During our English lessons this term, we will be basing our writing on the theme, ‘A Postcard from…’ using a variety of texts and film clips as a stimulus. The children will be writing descriptive settings, instructions, non-chronological reports, informal letters, narratives incorporating dialogue and character analyses. The first text that we are going to be using for our English lessons is “Holes by Louis Sachar”.

Grammar is taught and applied through our writing.

We also have regular Reading comprehension lessons as well as daily Guided Reading lessons. The texts we use are often linked to our theme. Through these sessions we aim to build on the children’s vocabulary.

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.

 

MATHS

During this half term, we will continue to work on fractions before focusing on decimals. When learning about decimals, the children will use the skills learnt during the previous term. They shall learn how to multiply and divide decimals by 10, 100 and 100 as well as make connections between mental methods which could be used when multiplying by a different multiple of 10. They shall then progress on to using written methods to solve calculations where numbers have up to two decimal places. Once secure on decimals, we shall move on to studying percentages and the comparisons which can be made between the two. Children should be able to convert between decimals and percentages as well as calculate a percentage of an amount. Later in the term, the children shall be learning about algebra, more specifically, how to calculate the Nth term and use algebraic rules correctly to find an answer. Then, we will be converting between units (both metric and imperial); finding the area and perimeter of shapes and ratio.

 

SCIENCE

Evolution and Inheritance

To recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago

To recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

To identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

Animals, including humans

To identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

To recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function

To describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans

If you have any further questions about our learning this term please contact us via Seesaw or through the office.

 

If you have any further questions about our learning this term, please contact us via Seesaw or through the office.