Spring 1

This half term, lots of our learning will be linked to our Big Question in geography: Are we damaging our world? Our reading and writing will be inspired by the book Floodland, and we will be writing effective, dramatic setting descriptions; creating advertisements about the effects of climate change.

In maths, we will be finishing off our focus on fractions before exploring decimals and percentages. Building on our understanding of fractions from last term, we will be showing fractions as decimals/percentages and finding percentages of amounts. We will then move to a focus on algebra!

In geography, we will be learning about the current state of our planet, will explore how we can conserve some of our most precious resources such as minerals, and will learn about the importance of taking care of our oceans and using renewable energy.

We will begin a new focus in science this half term: electricity! We will be building on our knowledge from Year 4 to understand how components in circuits function and how changing components, for example adding more bulbs, can affect how these components work.

In RE, we will be learning about what it means to be a Buddhist. We look forward to exploring the significance of key concepts such as suffering for Buddhist believers and learning about important beliefs and teachings such as the noble eight-fold path.

In D&T, we will begin a new unit on board games which will be linked to our geography topic.

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

Mr Martisius and Ms Clayton

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 1

Year 6 are starting the year by learning about the effects of World War 2 on Britain as part of our whole-school local history focus. To enrich our understanding of what it was like to be a child during World War 2, we will be reading Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo as a class, which we will use to inspire our writing. During the autumn term, we will be writing non-chronological reports, recounts, diary entries, balanced arguments and biographies 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.

In maths, we will consolidate our understanding of place value and learn how this helps us to read, write and compare large whole numbers and decimal numbers.  We will learn how to partition and combine numbers in different ways, which will expand our repertoire of calculation methods. We will further develop our understanding and build our skills in using the four operations to solve problems.

In science, our focus is ‘Light’. We 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 Sikhism and what it means to be a Sikh. We also look forward to developing our core drawing skills in art this half term!

Autumn 2

This half term, our learning will be guided by our Big Question in geography: What was life like in the Amazon?

In reading we will take a deep dive into Malorie Blackman’s Hacker and develop our oracy and comprehension. In writing, we will explore David Long’s Survivors. This brilliant text will inspire us to write a range of pieces for a range of audiences and purposes. We will be writing narratives to entertain, survival guides to inform and poetry engage our readers.

In maths, we will be moving on from addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to our new unit on the order of operations. Then 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.

Our geography focus will see us delving into the changes South America 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 exploring cubism and the work of Pablo Picasso.