Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Staff Team

Class teacher

Mr Bliss

Intervention teachers

Mrs Doherty (Mon-Tues), Miss Perrin (Weds-Fri)

Teaching assistants

Mrs Hay & Mr Small

 

Curriculum Information

During Term 4, we will be learning …

Maths

After a busy term working on decimals, percentages and continuing to improve our arithmetic, we'll be focusing our attention more towards shape, position and direction, statistics and algebra whilst ensuring that we maintain the momentum on our calculation and arithmetic in the lead up to SATS in term 5. 

English

After some superb writing outcomes in Term 3 based around Malorie Blackman's Pig Heart Boy and the Battle of Britain, we'll be continuing to use our history unit as inspiration as we'll be writing autobiographies and third person narratives. 

Science

After an outstanding term learning about the circulatory system, we return to physics and our focus on light. We've already proved that light only travels in straight lines and use mirrors to create periscopes! 

Geography

This term's Geography focus will continue to be on 'Earthquakes, Mountains and Volcanoes.' We've already created 3D models showing the structure of the Earth and will go on to understand the role tectonic plates play in shaping the world we live in and the very tangible impact they have on many people. 

History

Having touched on WW2 through our study of the Windrush Generation, we'll continue to focus on the Battle of Britain including the impact of the Blitz on the city of Bristol. The Year 6s are already experts in the events which led up to Britain's declaration of war. 

RE

In RE, we'll be continuing to understand the key traditions and beliefs of the major religions. 

Art

In Art, we'll continue to look at the key skills across visual art through studying great artists and applying their techniques and styles to our own work. 

DT

In DT, we'll be beginning to think about basic mechanical designs which will be applied to toys.

Music

We'll continue exploring the interrelated dimensions of music through some basic textured composition. We'll aim to do this by beginning to use formal notation. Our challenge will be to compose a class song linked to the our geography unit. 

Computing

After excellent engagement on our Safer Internet Day, children will turn their focus to an introduction to Python; a language of  code which will support children to write simple programmes. 

PE

In our two weekly PE sessions, we'll be working on dance and choreography in one of our sessions whilst the other will work on invasion games including team tactics and strategy. 

 

Weekly Timetable

Monday

Spellings

Maths

Break

 10.30-10.45

Literacy

Reading

Lunch


11.30-12.30

R.E.

Music

Tuesday

Handwriting

Maths

Literacy

Reading

Computing

Geography/ History

Wednesday

Response to marking/

Personal reading

Maths

Literacy

Reading

P.E.

Jigsaw (PSHE)

Thursday

Handwriting

Maths

Literacy

Reading

Science

Geography/ History

Friday

Spelling Test

Maths

Literacy

Reading

P.E.

Art/DT

 

PE Days

PE in Year 6  is on Wednesday 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

Weekly  spelling and reading or maths  homework is given out on Friday and should be returned on the following Thursday.

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.