Welcome to Year 6
Spring Term 2023
Class Teachers : Mrs Wong and Mrs Lavis
Our Autumn Term topic is:
All Things Bright and Beautiful
In Maths, we start the Spring Term by looking at Ratio and Proportion, using this within real contexts such as recipes and scale drawings. Within our next unit the children begin to formally look at algebra for the first time by using function machines and building upon previous learning of inverses and missing numbers. We then continue to deepen our understanding of decimals by focusing on the place value of the digits and what happens as we multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 100.
In English we are focusing on non fiction starting with a non-chronological report based on our Class Reading Text 'Holes' by Louis Sacher. The children will learn about the features of a non-chronological report, the level of formality for this style of writing before creating their own creature to write a non-chronological report on.
In Science this term we are using our areas of scientific enquiry to research how the respiratory system works. We will then be setting up comparative tests to investigate whether exercise will affect our pulse rate. We will also identify and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Finally we are linking this together by looking at the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.
In History we will explore the causes and consequences of this 10-year war and in particular to evaluate the conflicting evidence relating to the famous story of the so-called Trojan Horse, which has been passed down through the generations. Did the Trojan War really end with the defenders of Troy being duped into both accepting a huge hollow horse and then wheeling it back into what until then had been an impregnable fortress? And without checking inside it first!
In Art, children will be exploring the work of Barbara Hepworth by drawing from their own observations. They will be designing and making sculptures that express their own ideas and feelings. They will get that chance to shape and model, adding intricate patterns to parts of their designs.
Please see the link for our curriculum overview to view an outline of the learning that will take place for Year 6 throughout this upcoming term. There will be multiple opportunities for children to immerse, engage, develop and apply their knowledge and skills throughout a whole host of focuses within the wider curriculum.
PE - Our PE day is on a Tuesday. On this day, children can come into school wearing their PE kit.
It's another jam packed term with lots of wonderful opportunities to be curious within our learning!
The PTFA have again purchased a great times table package for the school called 'TT Rockstars'. There are lots of different areas the children could go into including the ‘Garage’ or ‘Studio’. The Garage is a training mode where they work through the tables (recommended) and the Studio is random questions up to the 12x12 times table. Ultimately, we hope this makes learning the times tables fun while they become more fluent and knowledgeable in their times table recall. They can also earn ‘coins’ to update their avatar rock star!
Home Learning will be issued at the beginning of term and consist of tasks based around English, Maths and Curiosity about or current topic. Children should aim to complete one task from each area. These can be brought in to be shared with the class when completed/ photos can be shared via their portfolios on Class Dojo. The term's spelling patterns and words will be tested on at the end of term via a dictation task.
As a school, we use Class Dojo to communicate and inform parents and carers about the learning experiences of our children, as well as important information and updates within the school. If you have any worries, concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us through Class Dojo or speak to us on the playground.
Mrs Wong and Mrs Lavis