Welcome to Year 6!
Throughout the term, we will continue to aspire to be like our school captains: resilience, reflective, resourceful and reciprocal. We will be continuing to focus on the keys skills and values throughout the term.
- 12th September – Year 6 SAT’s Briefing 9.15am and 4.30pm
- 25th September – Reading challenge sleepover
- 3rd October – 6B class assembly
- 16th October – Parents evening
In English, we will be writing a range of different genres, looking at the features and examples before writing our own. We will be focusing on using a range of punctuation and learning a variety of sentence types and sentence starters. All our writing this half term will be based around the book, Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We started the year by writing a character description on the main character Jim and then writing a continuous narrative predicting what we thought would happen to Jim and his family after leaving the house. We will then research and learn about life in a Workhouse, writing a non-chronological report with our findings. We will finish the half term writing a diary entry from the perspective of Jim and a persuasive leaflet on life in the workhouse.
In Maths, we will be focusing on the four main calculations- addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be going over the written and mental methods for these calculations so that we can gain fluency in our recall. Year 6 will then end the half term going over different aspects of fractions, looking at adding and subtracting fractions as well as dividing and multiplying fractions.
Year 5 and 6 are learning all about life in the Victorian times and will be learning through their English as well as their topic lessons. In History, the children will be looking at timeline of events during the period, learning about how things have changed, learning about Queen Victoria and about Watson Fothergill. In Art, the children will be looking at the work created by William Morris and re-creating some of his work. In P4C, the children will be learning about the workhouses, what school was like and how it is different to today and learning about Florence Nightingale and the impact she had. Once they have finished the book the children will learn about Dr Barnardo and how he is continuing to change the lives of many children since the Victorian period. This half term we will be having P.E on a Monday focusing on the skills used in gymnastics and on Tuesday afternoon we will be having sessions with Nottingham Forest.