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Welcome to Year 6
Miss Gibson and Mr Burton
Ms Malik, Mrs Rigby

Mr Jarret and Mrs James 


Welcome back!

We hope that you have enjoyed the summer break and are well rested and ready to work hard this half term.
We have so much to look forward to this half-term, with the new national curriculum providing some exciting and thought provoking foundation topics.


Half Termly Topics

• Autumn 1- Tomorrow’s World
• Autumn 2- A Child’s War
• Spring 1- A Child’s War
• Spring 2- Darwin’s Delight
• Summer 1- Frozen Earth
Summer 2- Lake District & Moving On


This half term we will begin our topic:


 Tomorrow's World

 

 

This foundation topic primarily has a computing and history focus.

As part of this topic children will learn to:
  • create a timeline of important events in the history of technology and communications.
  • understand early forms of communication.
  • research logos for online companies.
  • design a logo for a new technology company.
  • understand how individuals in the field of technology have helped to shape the world.
  • understand the function of robots.
  • consider the effect of technology in the future.


What else will Year 6 be doing this half term?


English

 

The Arrival

 

This half term, children will began a unit of work based on 'The Arrival' by Shaun Tan.

 

As part of this work children will learn to:

  • write a diary entry in role
  • write a narrative based on one section of the book
  • write a letter in role.

 

 

 

Maths 

 

 

In Year 6 the children are split into 2 maths groups.
Children will study: Number, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics. (Please see Maths Curriculum Page for more information on the Year 6 Programme of Study)
The pupils will be set regular challenges on the Manga High and ActiveLearn websites.  The challenges help the children to practise and consolidate maths concepts, which are being covered during lessons.  Last year, it had a very positive impact on the progress of the children who regularly completed the challenges, so please encourage your child to log onto their account at home.



 
   Science
Science this half term will focus on ‘Electricity'

 

 

The children will continue to develop their scientific ability to carry out observations and investigations.

Children will also learn to:

  • research a significant scientist in this field
  • explain the importance of major discoveries in electricity.
  • use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit.
  • observe and explain the effects of different volts in a circuit.
  • understand variations in how components function.
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Religious Education

 

 

This half term, children will cover topics including living by the rules and being fair and just.
 
 
P.E 
This half term, both year 6 classes will continue to have a weekly PE lesson on a Wednesday afternoon. This half term's lessons will focus on developing hockey skills.


Dates and Events


Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday


13th September

Lake District Parents' Meeting

 

28th September

Singers Hill Synagogue Visit

 

4th October

Individual/sibling photos

 

11th October

Year 6 Harvest Service in Church


 

 

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