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 Easter break and are well rested and ready to continue with all of your hard work.
We have a very busy half-term to look forward to as we approach the End of Key Stage 2 Tests (week beginning Monday 14th May). Further information on the dates of specific tests can be found in the dates and events section at the bottom of this page.
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- Darwin's Delight/Frozen Earth
Summer 2- Frozen Earth/Lake District
This half term we will continue with our topic:
This foundation topic primarily has a scientific and history focus.
As part of this topic children will learn to:
This half term, we will continue to study 'Clockwork' by Phillip Pullman. As part of this unit, children will learn to:
'The Lost Thing'
We will then begin a unit of work based on the text 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan. As part of this unit of work, children will:
We will also begin a poetry unit of work based upon poems by James Carter and Rachel Rooney. At the end of this unit, children will write a comparative essay, comparing the themes, meaning and messages of these poems
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 this half term will focus on ‘Evolution and Inheritance'.
The children will continue to develop their scientific ability to carry out observations and investigations.
Children will also learn to:
This half term, children will cover topics including Expressing Joy and Pentecost.
This half term, both year 6 classes will continue to have a weekly PE lesson on a Wednesday afternoon.
The focus for this half term will striking and fielding.
Dates and Events
Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday
Teacher Training Day
Bank Holiday (school closed)
Monday 14th - GPS test
Tuesday 15th - Reading test
Wednesday 16th - Maths test
Thursday 17th - Maths test
Share my pen day
Break up for half term