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Welcome to Year 6!

 

 

The Team is Miss Dineen, Mr Goegan, Mr Lenehan, Mrs Worrall and Miss Iqbal. 

                                              

Spring 1

 

 

History and Geography

This half term we will be looking into sustainable development. We will focus our learning around the enquiry question “How is the Amazon Rainforest sustainable?” We will look closely at South American and in particular the Amazon Rainforest. We will discuss what has happened to the Amazon in the past and what is still happening now.

     

 

Maths

We will cover ratio and algebra then move on to time, perimeter, area and converting measures. We will have daily arithmetic practise so that children build fluency in written and mental calculations and we will continue to develop reasoning skills so the children can move to secondary as confident mathematicians. A small amount of time daily on SATS Companion or IXL will have a huge impact on your child’s learning.

 

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 rainforest.

   

 

Home Learning

  • SATs test papers
  • IXL
  • Home reading 
  • Spelling shed
  • Times tables Rockstars
  • Sats Companion

It is important that your child completes any homework that they are given each week so that they are becoming more confident in the areas we are learning.

We also encourage independent home learning. Be creative, write something or research an area covered in class.

 

For your information

  • PE days will be Wednesday and Thursday (Class 13 and 15) Tuesday and Thursday (Class 14)
  • Correct school and 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

 

 

Autumn 1

Our global theme this half term is Power and Governance.

    

 

This half term: 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 life was like for Victorian people. We will then explore deeper into the theme of power and link it to the present day.

 

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 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.

 

 

English

We will be writing a narrative this half term based on the book Wild Boy. This book is an exciting text that follows the life of a boy who is a carnival attraction set in the Victorian era.

Our Book study text will be Orphans of the Tide, which will link to our theme on Power and Governance

  

                                                    

 

Home Learning

•          SATs test papers Autumn 2

•          IXL

•          Home reading every day   

•          Spelling shed

•          Timetable Rockstars

 

•          Sats Companion

•          Google Classroom

 

It is important that your child completes any SATs past papers that they are given each week so that they are ready to go over the questions in class.

We encourage independent home learning. Be creative, write something or research an area covered in class.      

 

School Updates

Please make sure that you are signed into your child’s Dojo account to receive the latest information from school.

                                                                

For your information

             PE days will be….Wednesday and Thursday (Class 14 and 15) Tuesday and Thursday (Class 13)

•          Correct school and 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. 

 

                                                                            

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