Year 6 2023 - 2024
A warm welcome to Year 6's class page.
On behalf of all the staff in Year 6, welcome to our class page. This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing this term.
We recognise that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child's education. If there are any problems or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us.
Mrs Vogel and Mrs Sharples
Our topics this term:
Family – The children will learn how beliefs and values inspire and influence Christians to demonstrate unconditional love.
Belonging - Through this unit, the children will learn how their own and others' commitment to service and care of others are influenced by beliefs and values.
Expectations - Advent is a time of joyful expectation as we prepare to receive Jesus into our lives and share this gift with others at Christmas and throughout the year. The children will explore the meaning of expectation and they will be reminded of what God has done for us and the expectation that has been placed upon us as God's 'Holy People'.
Reading - reading books for enjoyment will be sent home on Fridays.
English and Maths - sent home on Wednesday and is due back on Monday.
Spelling Test-. Tuesday
Our PE topics this term are:
Autumn Term 1
Autumn Term 2
Dance and Badminton
PE Kit: outdoor kit with navy blue jogging bottoms/shorts, white T-shirt, socks and trainers; indoor kit with white T-shirt, blue shorts, socks and pumps.
During this term, we will close read ‘The Firework Maker's Daughter’ by Philip Pullman, exploring the language, character, setting and plot, and will use these as a stimulus for our own writing. In non-fiction, we will be analysing the language and structure of persuasive speeches and persuasive letters, and we will use what we have learnt to write our own; to help us with this we will be reading 'Anglo-Saxon Boy' by Tony Bradman.
All living things and their habitats
Within this unit, we will learn about the kingdoms of life and how to classify living things within those kingdoms. We will then look more closely at vertebrates, fungi and yeasts, and soil habitats. We will also be growing mould and investigating mushroom spores!
Evolution and inheritance
Through this unit, we will explore the history of evolution to modern-day scientific innovations. We will look at evolution and the theory of Charles Darwin, as well as exploring natural selection. We will also focus on palaeontologist, Mary Anning, and what fossils can tell us about the past.
Number: Place value
We will begin the year reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000,000; rounding numbers; using negative numbers in context, and calculating intervals across zero.
Number: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
We will be solving addition and subtraction multi-step problems; multiplying multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of long multiplication; dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division and short division; performing mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers; identifying common factors, common multiples and prime numbers, and using our knowledge of the order of operations - BIDMAS.
During this block, we will be using common fractions to simply fractions; using common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination; comparing and ordering fractions; adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers; multiplying simple pairs of proper fractions; dividing proper fractions by whole numbers; recalling and using equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages.
Geometry: Position and direction
During this week, pupils will learn how to describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants); draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.
Art - Banksy
The art topic this term is 'Banksy'. We will explore the work of Banksy; we will research the work of the graffiti artist, the inspiration behind his work, and use images and techniques of his work to inspire our own.
Geography - How is climate change affecting the world?
This topic enables pupils to understand the challenge of changing patterns of weather that contribute to longer-term climate change trends across the globe. Through enquiry, we will gain an insight into how changing patterns of weather at different locations around the world are impacting on the lives of real people with whom we can relate. We will investigate the main manifestations of global warming and also spend time understanding its causes, particularly in relation to greenhouse gas emissions from the increased burning of fossil fuels.
Design and Technology - Felt Phone Cases
During this topic, the children will develop their own design specification taking into account aesthetics and functionality; they will create step-by-step plans to communicate their ideas. Also, the children will learn how to make a paper template and how to sew a running stitch, back stitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch.
History - Shang Dynasty
Through this unit, we will be learning about the Shang Dynasty and its great significance as being the beginning of recorded history in China. We will gain an insight into the life and times of royalty and nobility as well as the ordinary commoners, whose strenuous efforts ensured the constant supply of food, bronze weapons and utensils, clothing and other goods and services that Shang society required to function.
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