Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Class 6's Page

Staff Team

Class teacher

Mr Bliss

Intervention teachers

Mrs Doherty (Mon-Tues), 

Teaching assistants

Miss Herbert,  Mrs B, Mrs J

 

Curriculum Information

During Term 1, we will be learning …

Maths

In maths, we'll kick the year off with a focus on number and place value. We will be ensuring that we're all confident working with larger numbers and decimal numbers including the four operations and rounding. We'll then move onto improving our efficiency and fluency with written methods for the four operations. 

English

We'll be kicking the year off by exploring Katherine Rundell's 'Rooftoppers' in our reading sessions which is set in the city of Paris. Alongside this, we'll be starting our writing off by producing autobiographies; a great way to introduce ourselves to Y6!

Science

In this term's science, we'll be starting with some biology and looking at the classification of the animal kingdom through Linnaean taxonomy. 

Geography

This term's Geography focus will be a comparative study. We'll start things off by exploring the Lake District, its formation and features before a comparative study with Poland's Tatra Mountains. 

History

Our history this term will have a local feel as we explore the impact of World War 2 on our city. We'll explore themes around evacuation, architecture and Bristol's recovery after the war. 

RE

In RE, we'll be building on our understanding of the key traditions and beliefs of the major religions. 

Art

In Art, we'll explore a range of techniques in drawing and painting including looking at a diverse range of artists from the past and present. 

DT

Our DT unit in Term 1 will involve designing and modelling a multifunctional navigation tool for trekkers in a unit titled "Digital World: Navigating the World."

Music

To start out the year in music, we'll be focusing on elements of singing including call and response, descants, harmonies and lyric writing. 

Computing

In computing, we'll be looking at computing and systems including learning about the work carried out by Alan Turing and the mathematicians at Bletchley Park.  

PE

Our P.E. this term will involve team skills including invasion and ball games on a Tuesday and gym on a Friday. 

 

Weekly Timetable

Monday

Spellings

Maths

Break

 10.30-10.45

Literacy

Reading

Lunch


11.30-12.30

Computing

Religious Education

Tuesday

Handwriting

Maths

Literacy

Reading

P.E. 

Music

Wednesday

Response to marking/

Personal reading

Maths

Literacy

Reading

Geography/History

Thursday

Handwriting

Maths

Literacy

Reading

Science

PSHE

Friday

Spelling Test

Maths

Literacy

Reading

Drama/

Spanish

Gym

 

PE Days

PE in Year 6  is on Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that you wear PE kit to school on these days.  Our PE kit is plain black shorts, leggings or joggers; plain white or school PE t-shirt; school jumper.

Homework

Please support your child at home by encouraging them to read their personal reading book regularly and to make use of Times Table Rockstars to improve their fluency with their multiplication and division facts.  

Useful Information

Children should bring a water bottle from home but are asked not to bring in their own stationary. Mobile phones are permitted for those children who walk to and from school on their own but should hand these in to the class teacher at the beginning of each school day.