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.
Mrs B Jones (class teacher)
Mrs S.J. Higgins (class teacher (am))
Mrs J Nightingale (TA)
Welcome to Year Six. We are looking forward to an exciting year of learning ahead, starting with our first topic ‘WAR!’ Have a look at the document below for more information.
We will be looking firstly at the Domestic Church, focusing specifically on the meaning of the terms ‘family’ and ‘unconditional’. We will learn that we are God’s family and he loves us all unconditionally, forgiving our mistakes. We will then study the theme of belonging, in which we shall learn about the vocation of the Priest. We will then focus our learning on the Sacrament of Ordination and Vows of Service. Finally, we will look at the concept of loving. This unit of work shall focus on Mary’s expectation, the word of God and John the Baptist’s expectation of Jesus.
During our English lessons this term, we will be basing our writing on the WWII using a variety of texts and film clips as a stimulus. The children will be writing recounts, diaries, non-chronological reports, informal letters, narratives and a biography. The first text that we are going to be using for our English lessons is “Letters from the Lighthouse”.
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 theme in class such as WW2. 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.
During this half term, after recapping on the year 5 objectives, we will move onto the year 6 ones and mainly focus on place value and the four calculations- addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be ordering and comparing numbers up to the value of ten million and recognising the place value of each digit within a number. We will then focus our attention on how we can use our reasoning skills to solve a variety of complex problems. When learning about the four calculations, we shall revise how to use long and short written methods to answer questions, along with finding efficient mental methods to solve the number and word problems. After half term, we will begin to look at fractions including how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with fractions. Before finishing the term with the theme of position and direction, which included co-ordinates, translations and reflections.
In science this term we will be learning about –
- light (how it travels in straight lines and continuing work from previous year groups on shadows)
- electricity (to consider how the number of batteries used in a circuit has an impact on the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers; the on/off position of switches; use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram)
PE will be every Friday afternoon. Please wear your PE kits to school on Fridays.
If you have any other queries, please speak to either Mrs Jones, Mrs Nightingale or Mrs Higgins.