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
During this half term we will beginning our SATs preparation. The children will be invited to booster sessions after school and during lunchtimes to help prepare them for their future assessments in May.
Our topics this term:
Local Church-During this topic the children will discuss the experience of community is an essential and enjoyable part of life for people of every age and faith. The cycle of a year and the span of a lifetime contain occasions for regular celebrations as well as unexpected surprises, when people want to celebrate with family, friends and communities.
Eucharist- Eucharist enables people to live in communion. The children will learn that for Christians, communion has a significant meaning. To receive communion means being in union with Jesus Christ and with one another. It means breaking and sharing the consecrated Bread which Catholics believe is the Body of Christ.
Death and New Life (Easter)- During this topic we will discuss how Loss and death bring about change for people. They will and learn about the Church’s seasons of Lent, Holy Week and Easter; the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus led to new life.
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:
Spring Term 1
Gymnastics, Rugby and Swimming
Spring Term 2
Cricket and Lacrosee
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.
Writing- Suspense, Newspaper Reports, Balanced arguments, writing linked to the Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo.
Book study- Wonder
Spag-activities related to SATs
During this term we will focus on the following aspects of mathematics:
Ratio- Language of ratio, ratio and fractions, scale drawing and scale factors.
Algebra- Formulae, equations and problems.
Decimals- rounding, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
Fractions, decimals and percentages- fractions to percentages, equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages, ordering and percentages of an amount.
Area, perimeter and volume- Areas of triangles, area of parallelogram, area and perimeter and volume.
Statistics- Line and bar charts, pie charts and finding the mean.
Animals including Humans – blood and transportation
This unit takes the children through activities to identify the main parts of the circulatory system, describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood: recognise the impact of diet, exercise and drugs on their bodies functions and finally learn how to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
Looking after the environment
This unit explores the core concepts- ‘So what the climate is, how it changes, the difference between a man made and a natural environment and where different types of animals live’.
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