Staff:

Mrs B Jones (class teacher)       

Mrs S.J. Higgins (class teacher a.m.)                                                                                                                                                                   

Mrs J Nightingale (T.A.)                                                                                                                                                                                        

Mrs K Juszczak (T.A. am)

 

 

Welcome to Year Six.

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

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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

In our English lessons, we will be looking at texts with links to India, America, Australia and Guyana including: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Holes by Louis Sachar and Alone on a wide wide sea by Michael Morpurgo and The journey of Slavery by Sarah Courtauld. We will use these as stimulus for our own writing to produce letters, narratives, character descriptions, balanced arguments, newspaper reports and instructions.

Grammar is taught during our English lessons. This term will be focusing on direct and reported speech, the progressive and perfect tense, subjunctive mood, commas for clarity, synonyms and antonyms, word class, sentence types and formal and informal language.

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.

 

MATHS

During this half term, we will start by focusing on decimals. When learning about this, it will incorporate skills the children have 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. Towards the end of the first half 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.

After half term, we will begin to look at: 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 call in to see the Year Six Teachers at the end of the school day.

Notices:

Spelling tests will take place each Tuesday morning.

PE is on Friday afternoons.

Homework is given each Friday to be returned the following Thursday.

BELOW ARE TWO HOMEWORK GRIDS THAT CAN BE USED DURING SCHOOL CLOSURE.  KEEP SAFE EVERYONE!