Welcome to Year 6
Miss Warmington and Mr Brown
Ms Malik, Mrs Gurney and Miss Flint
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- Frozen Kingdom
• Spring 1- A Child’s War
• Spring 2- A Child's War
• Summer 1- Darwin's Delight
Summer 2- Lake District & Moving On
This half term we will begin our topic
This foundation topic primarily has a geography and history focus.
As part of this topic children will learn to:
What else will Year 6 be doing this half term?
This half term, children will begin a unit of work based on 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill. As part of this work children will learn to:
We have now moved onto working with fractions. Children should be simplify fractions by using the highest common factor and understand and recognise equivalence between fractions. We will use the four operations with fractions and children will have lots of opportunity for problem solving during lessons in order to apply their knowledge in different contexts. We will then move on to studying ratio as well as measurement. (Please see Maths Curriculum Page for more information on the Year 6 Programme of Study). We are now using Times Tables Rockstars: children will complete a paper-based exercise in lessons but have the opportunity to develop their times table and related division facts by using the TT Rockstars. Each child has their own individual log on and password. Please encourage the children to use this resource as much as possible - instant recall of these number facts is extremely beneficial. The pupils will also 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 'Living Things and their Habitats'
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 look at how to make Birmingham a more respectful community. We then go onto study Incarnation in Christianity: considering how Christians believe that Jesus is the Messiah, thinking about the qualities of a Messiah.
This half term, both year 6 classes will continue to have a weekly PE lesson on a Thursday afternoon. This half term's lessons will focus on developing gymnastic skills.
Dates and Events
Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday