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Welcome to Year 6!

 

 

        The Team is Mr Goegan, Mrs Crothers, Mr Wray and Mrs Bond. 

                                   

 

This half term: Summer 1

As you may know, the KS2 sats will be going ahead this year. As a Y6 team we are incredibly proud of the hard work and determination that your child has shown this year so far. We have a short few weeks until the exams (week beginning 9th May 2022) where we will be helping your child to prepare for the exam. It is really important that your child completes the homework set and continues to access Sats companion in preparation for this.

 

As well as the exams, in the summer term, we will be looking at the Mayans as part of our History topic. This is moving on from our Geography focus on Rivers and the Amazon Rainforest during the Spring term. We will be looking at how the Mayans lived and what their impact on history was. As well as looking at the identity and diversity of the ancient Mayan civilisation.

 

English

This half term we will be writing a narrative and this will link to the question – How important is it to keep our own identity? Using a variety of texts to help with this.  

In book study we are moving onto Kick by Mitch Johnson. We will focus on answering SATs style questions using higher level text. 

 

              

Maths

In maths we have covered the majority of the Y6 curriculum already. Therefore the next half term will have a greater focus on how to solve reasoning problems and apply the knowledge that they have learnt.

Children will also be completing previous SATS maths papers to assess their understand and knowledge ready for secondary school

  • PE days will be….Monday and Thursday (Class 14)
  • Wednesday and Thursday (Class 13)
  • Wednesday and Friday (Class 15)
  • Please make sure that your child completes their Sats Companion homework
  • Correct PE uniform is needed. 
  • Please could you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school.

Please make sure your child attends school. Every day counts. 

 

We have been very busy in Spring 2 and have produced some wonderful writing linked to our global theme Human Rights.

                

 

 

Spring 2

Our Learning Journey this half term will continue to be on The Amazon. We will look at the theme human rights and look at the history and geography of Brazil, as well as the indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest. We are hoping to produce a mini documentary based on the life and rights of the indigenous people of the Amazon.

                               

 

English

This half term we will be writing a balanced argument and this will link to the question – Should deforestation continue in the Amazon rainforest?

In book study we are moving onto Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. We will focus on answering SATs style questions using higher level text. 

 

                             

 

 

  • PE days will be….Monday and Thursday (Class 13 and 14) Monday and Wednesday (Class 15)
  • Swimming will be Monday mornings for Class 14 (8:15 arrival, beach-ready) 
  • Correct PE uniform is needed. 
  • Please could you make sure that your child has a water bottle in school.

Please make sure your child attends school. Every day counts. 

Spring 1

 

We have been very busy in Autumn 2 and have produced some wonderful pieces of work linked to our global theme Social Justice and Equity.

 

This half term: Spring 1

This half term we will be looking into sustainable development. We will focus our learning around the enquiry questions “How is the Amazon Rainforest sustainable?” We will look closely at South American and in particular the Amazon Rainforest. As part of our immersion into the topic, we will look at clips and texts looking more closely at animals native to the Amazon. Our science topic on living things and their habitats will also support our understanding of the delicate ecosystems in South America.

 

English

We will be writing a narrative based on the text Gorilla Dawn. This text looks at exploitation of both the land and of animals in developing countries.

Our book study text will be The Explorer, which looks at the survival of a group of children who crash land in the middle of the Amazon jungle.

   

Autumn 2

 

We will continue looking at the Victorians as part of our History topic. This will link with our geography work looking at our local area as well as the impact of the British Empire around the world. This half term we will look Africa and the slave trade focusing on why the slave trade was abolished. We will also look at reforms in Victorian times such as health care and education with a particular focus on social justice and what this means.

 

English

We will be writing a non-chronological report this half term based on Victorian inventions. Children will learn about the most influential inventions during the Victorian era concentrating on their favourite one. We will also start our new book study text Stella By Start light. We will be focusing on reading stamina this half term as well.

 

Maths

This half term in maths we will continue with our fractions work and percentages. As well as continuing to consolidate our arithmetic methods covered. All children need to know their times tables and should be practising them at home. Fortnightly arithmetic tests will be completed on a Friday to improve children’s knowledge and stamina in correct methods. 

Autumn 1

In the autumn term, we will be looking at the Victorians as part of our History topic, we will base our learning around the global theme Power and Governance. This will also link with our geography work looking at our local area and the impact of the British Empire around the world. As part of our immersion into this topic we will use quality texts, clips and P4C lessons to see what a life was like for Victoria people. We will then explore deeper into the theme of power and link it to the present day.

    

 

 

Our books this half term will be…

 

 

 

 

In Maths

This half term in maths we will be revisiting place value as well as consolidating arithmetic methods covered in Y5. All children need to know their timestables and should be practising them at home. Fortnightly arithmetic tests will be completed on a Friday to improve children’s knowledge and stamina in correct methods. 

 

We have been very busy in Autumn 1 and have produced some wonderful pieces of work linked to our global theme Power and Governance.

 

Y6 Yearly Overview 2021-2022

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