Autumn Term in Year 6 - Half termly letter
We have started the term by using the story “There’s A Boy in the Girls Bathroom” as inspiration for a range of writing including writing in role, persuasive writing, script writing and diary entries. We will also have weekly Guided Reading, spelling, handwriting and grammar sessions to support your child’s literary development.
In Maths, we will be continuing with the mastery approach and focusing on place value (including, representing numbers up to 10,000,000 in different forms, negative numbers, comparing, ordering and rounding in a variety of contexts) and addition and subtraction (including mental and written calculations of numbers greater than 5 digits and multi-step problems in real-life contexts). In addition, the children will have weekly times tables tests as the expectation is that all children in Year 6 should have fluent recall of all the times tables up to 12.
In Science, we will carry out an in-depth study of living things, specifically classification. We will create interactive classification keys using PowerPoint and we will learn about micro – organisms through scientific inquiry and planned investigations.
We will be using Ipads and computers to aid our research for topic and science. We will also use Excel spread sheets to gain confidence in budgeting and planning.
Our topic question this term is: “What impact do invasions have on the world?”
We will learn about the Viking invasion in Britain and Ireland. Our historical learning will stem from learning about settlements, integration and conflict, and the effects of these upon British civilisation. Our geographical learning will be through using research and using atlases to explore where the Vikings came from and where they invaded.
The art curriculum will link with our Topic as we will sketch in the style of Linda Kidson, a war artist. In DT we will be designing and making our own Viking felt pouches. We will also construct Viking long boat models.
All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: ‘I’ll be there’ by the Jackson 5. We will: listen to and talk about the song ‘I’ll be there’ and other Motown songs; learn and/or build on our knowledge and understanding about the features of music through vocal warm-ups, learning to sing the song, composing and improvising; and work toward an in-class performance.
In PSHE, we will be looking at British values such as democracy and rule of law in conjunction with school council elections, house captaincies and prefects. We will be studying what it means to contribute to our school and wider community and we will be developing the necessary skills involved in being a valuable citizen.
Year 6 will continue with weekly Spanish lessons building on what they studied in previous years. This will include numbers up to 100, use of prepositions, (en, sobre, entre, debajo de, detras de), both in writing and speaking and will work on describing their personality (Como soy).
PE will be taught by our sports coaches. 6D will be learning rugby and 6G netball. After half term, this will reverse. Please make sure your child has a PE kit in school at all times.
In RE we will be learning about Buddhism. We will be looking at Buddhist stories and what they teach us.
Trips and Special Events
Year 6 Meet the Teacher session (Friday 22nd September, 3:40pm-4:00pm)
Buddhist (Friday 6th October)
Computing Day with CLC (Monday 9th October)
Magistrates visit (subject to confirmation)
PE will be on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child’s kit is in school on this day, but it should stay in school the whole time and only be taken home at half term.