Welcome to Year 6
Teacher - Mr C Sheldon Teacher - Miss A Gosling
Teaching Assistant - Miss N Welsby Teaching Assistant - Miss S Moghaddam
To learn more about the new Y6 SATs click here.
- Homework timetables are in your child’s reading record. These are the days that homework is expected to be returned to school.
- Your child is expected to read a minimum of five times per week. They are expected to write three child comments about what they have learned when reading or 5 words they have used their breakdown strategies with. They should read two times per week to an adult and an adult should then write a comment in the record.
- Outdoor games or indoor PE:
- 6B – Outdoor games: Monday, Indoor PE: Tuesday
- 6Y – Outdoor games: Wednesday, Indoor PE: Monday
Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school on both days.
This half term our topic is entitled ‘Live Long and Prosper’. The topic is science based and focuses on the wonders of the human body. The children learn about the digestive system and circulatory system. As part of their learning about the heart, the children complete a heart dissection with a specialist science teacher.
Children will also be learning how to ensure they make healthy food and exercise choices to give their bodies the best chance in life. They will do some cross-curricular writing to persuade others to do the same. Finally, they will look at the role a positive mindset and mindfulness can have on the body through learning about meditation.
In RE we will be moving onto exploring the big question ‘should religion be expressed through arts and architecture or charity and generosity?’ The unit focuses on Islam and Christianity and explores religious buildings, art and the importance of charity in both faiths.
In English, we will be continuing our work on narrative using the ‘Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling to inspire our writing. We will imitate a text, learning it by heart and adding actions to help us remember it. We will then be completing some shared writing where we will innovate certain parts of the story. Finally, the children will write their own ‘Just So Story’.
As part of World Book Week, children will also be publishing one of their stories written earlier in the year. They will edit their work, add illustrations and create an eye-catching front cover as well as a blurb for the back cover.
In maths this half term we will be focusing on statistics, algebra, geometry and position and direction. We will also return to number and fractions, decimals and percentages through problem solving.
Please see the attached document on how to support your child/children with reading: