Welcome to the Year 6 homepage. Year 6 is one of the most exciting years and we have a lot to look forward to. In this final year, we will be working hard together to get ourselves ready for the transition to secondary school. Alongside all the hard work, we can also look forward to the Christmas production, Shakespeare and school journey!

Please enjoy looking at our class blog!

The Year 6 Team

Miss Robey, Ms Woolway and Ms Hall

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Homework due in Children to come in wearing their PE kit

Band instrument

Homework sent home

Spelling & times tables quiz

Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.

Reading records to be checked

Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night. Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.

Reading records to be checked

Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night. Reading folders to be brought in daily. Please ensure that your child reads at home every night.

Reading records to be checked

Autumn 2

This half term, our learning will be guided by our Big Question in geography: How is our country changing?

In writing, we will be exploring our Big Question through a variety of text types, writing setting and character descriptions, letters and persuasive brochures. We will end our term with a unit on stories from other cultures, eventually writing our own monstrous tale based on Japanese folklore.

In maths, we will be moving on from addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to our new unit on fractions. We will be exploring different representations of fractions, ordering and comparing them, before finding equivalent and simplifying fractions. We will then deepen our understanding by using the four operations with fractions and finding fractions of amounts. We will end the half term with a short geometry unit, developing our understanding of position and direction.

Our geography focus will see us delving into the changes our country has seen and the changes that may take place in the future. We will develop our geographical skills by using compass points and maps at a range of scales.

In our science learning this half term, we will be exploring and understanding why and how we classify living things.

This half term in RE, we will be learning about the importance of Remembrance Day within Christianity, exploring its significance and symbolism. We will then be exploring how Christmas is advertised, thinking carefully about how and whether this aligns with Christian views on the true message of Christmas. We will apply our understanding by creating our own Christmas advert at the end of term.

In art, we will be finishing and finessing our Black History Month project, before using photography to explore our geography focus further.

Autumn 1

Year 6 are starting the year by learning about the effects of World War 2 on Britain. Our core text is Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo which we will use to inspire our writing. During the autumn term, we will be writing non-chronological reports, letters,  diary entries, poetry, story writing and balanced arguments based on the our chosen core texts and also linking to Black History Month, when we will explore the experiences of black and minority ethnic people in South Africa during Apartheid, as well as participating in the whole-school art focus on the work of black artists.

In maths, the children will consolidate their understanding of place value and learn how this helps them to read, write and compare large whole numbers and decimal numbers.  They will learn how to partition and combine numbers in different ways, which will expand their repertoire of calculation methods. They will further develop their understanding of fractions and continue to build on their skills in using the four operations to solve problems.

In science our focus is ‘Light’. The children will be learning about shadows, how we see, how light is reflected and the phenomena of refraction through exploring, observing and conducting investigations.

In RE, we will be learning about the practices of Judaism and what it means to be a Jew. We will learn about the Mezuzah, the festival of Passover and the ten commandments.

Important dates for Autumn 2

Friday 13th November: Mitzvah Day in school