Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mrs Hopwood

Year 6
Assistant Head

Mrs Blockley

Year 6 teacher

Happy New Year! Welcome to Spring Term in Year 6!  PE will be Wedensday (Sale Sharks Rugby) and Thursday (House of Dance)

Dates:

Wednesday 10th January - SATs information evening for parents (5.30pm - 6.30pm). We will give you information on the SATs and ways you can support your children at home too.

Homework This half term we have lots of fun learning planned out and we love to see any learning linked to this at home too!

Over this half term  please do one of the following activities. You can choose how to present it e.g Power Point, photos, written work. poetry, model or a song. Please hand your work in during the last week of the half term.

  1. What would you eat during World War 2
  2. Who in your family was involved in World War 2
  3. How was Ellesmere Port impacted by the war?

TEN MINUTE TEST BOOKLETS

Homework this term is focussed more on SATs preparation. Children will be given three booklets (Reading, Grammar and Maths). Each week, they will be given a 'test' to do from each book. We then mark these together in class on a Wednesday. Please don't worry about the ten minute timing of the test, it is more important for the children to complete all the questions. Children can work through the questions independently or you may wish to support them too - do not worry about the fact they are called tests!

Our Reading Challenge: Children must have their reading records signed to show that they have read 5 times during a week and at least one of these must be to an adult. They receive two Proud Clouds and a sticker each week for this, after 25 reads they get a prize from our 'goodie box'. Those children reading regularly in our challenge are seeing the really positive results of their reading too - well done!! 

Important Weekly Timetable:

Mrs Hopwood Monday - Wednesday and Mrs Blockley Thursday-Friday

Monday: Hand in homework 

Tuesday

Wednesday: Homework handed out and PE (please come in wearing PE Kit - plain white top, black bottoms, school jumper or plain black jumper)

Thursday:  House of Dance 

Friday: Reading Records checked by Mrs Blockley for Reading Challenge

Please look out for School Spider messages for any changes to the timetable.

English

This half term, we will start by looking at a text based on women pilots during World War Two. We will write some recounts in the form of diaries/letters and a non-chronological report about military vehicles. The following half term, we focus on the events of D-Day and will write a newspaper article based on this. 

We will continue to embed all the grammar and punctuation required in the KS2 curriculum. This will include semi-colons, use of the subjunctive mood and contining to use passive voice, relative clauses and a range of cohesive devices like adverbials and conjunctions.

Shared Reading

During shared reading we will be reading 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll.

Thursdays and Fridays will be comprehension work.

Maths

We will look at decimals and percentages and link these to fractions. Children will be able to find percentages of amounts as well and calculate with decimals. 

We will look at co-ordinate grids and reflections and transalations. As well as this we will revise properties of shapes and also area and perimeter. 

Topic - History

Across the term, we look at World War Two. Initially we look at the causes of war and then the cause of World War Two. We look at the impact of war on Britain including evacuation and the changes in the role of women. After half term, we look at the changes that happened to Britain after the war which includes the Windrush and the creation of the NHS.

RE

In the first half term, we study Exodus and how this links to the Jewish festival of Passover. We then look at Ascension and Pentecost and the importance of these events for Christians. 

Art /DT

We will look at the work of Henry Moore the sculpture and also how sculptures can be used to reflect on and remember significant events like the Holocaust. Children will then design and create their own sculptures. 

In DT, we will be finally creating our marble runs looking at strong joins and supports.

PE

Our PE lessons this half term will be Rugby - we are very lucky to have the Sale Sharks offering us some training sessions! On Thursdays we are having our House of Dance sessions.

Music

We look at the works of Benjamin Britten and also consider how music gives us an identity

PSHE/HeartSmart

Too much Selfie isn't healthy and Don't hold on to what's wrong are the units we cover this term.

Science 

This term is Light and Electricity. We will recognise and draw symbols in circuit diagrams and investigate how light appears to travel.

Spanish

In Spanish we will learn phrases to talk about Sports and our enjoyment of these.

Computing

Children will be learning about the Internet and World Wide Web and Networks (LAN / WAN) and creating our own quizzes.

Please note key dates for this year.

SATs Week - 13th - 16th May 2024

 

 

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