Welcome to Year 6.
The year 6 staff this year are Mr Smith, Miss Sinclair, Mr Thompson, Mrs Mason, Mrs Shaw, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Ullyart and Miss Ulett.
This term’s theme is ‘War and Peace’. The children will be focusing mainly on World War 2, learning about the outbreak and progression of the war and its effect upon the lives of ordinary British people. As well as developing a range of history skills, the children will explore the geographical context and global nature of the conflict. WW2 will provide lots of excellent writing opportunities, both in the form of stories and factual writing and we will encourage the children to share these with you at home.
Times tables facts and sound written calculation skills continue to be a priority in maths, alongside a strong understanding of place value - working with both decimals and numbers up to a million. Applying these skills to solve multi-step problems will also be key.
Our science topic is ‘Light'. SMSC learning will explore the concept of belonging. We will use both sketching and painting skills at different points throughout the term, using a range of starting points from self-portraits and photographs to historical artefacts. Music lessons with Miss Lee will continue, focusing on developing a more precise and analytical musical vocabulary which we can use in additional music appreciation sessions and linking to our WW2 topic. Internet safety and the consolidation of laptop basic skills will be a priority this term, so that we can use ICT for research and presentation purposes more effectively.
Children will receive English and maths home learning.
Spellings are sent home every Friday and the children are tested on them the following week.
A grammar/punctuation activity will also be set on a Friday.
For maths, we will be sending ability appropriate maths mats. We will look at these in our maths sets.
Children must be encouraged to read every evening, and completed reading diaries must be brought in to school every day.
The children will do PE on Monday and Thursday afternoons, so PE kit should be brought in at the start of the week and left in school until home time on Friday.