English (includes reading and writing)
We will be reading Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. We will continue to develop our reading stamina and practise comprehension questions.
We will be writing a description of an animal attack, a character’s response after discovering a character and a persuasive letter.
We will develop our understanding of fractions and how to calculate with them. We will also continue to practise learning strategies for answering mental arithmetic questions.
Drawing and painting
This term we will be focusing on our drawing and painting skills. As part of this unit we will be creating a picture of a chosen animal.
We will learn to recognise how light travels and how this enables us to see things. We will also be investigating shadows and the shapes that they cast.
Earth, Space: The Final Frontier
We will be learning about the Space Race using our key question: ‘What impact did the Space Race have on the world today?’ As historians, we will cover the concepts of leadership, causes and consequences.
Music (taught by Miss Dalton, Director of Music)
We will be using The Hall of The Mountain King by Edvard Grieg to develop our composition skills. The key questions are:
How does the composer express the scene he is describing in his music?
How can our group make sure our music fits together?
PE (taught by Sportitude coaches)
This term will focus on dance and we will cover the following areas of learning: rhythm, concept and choreography, characterisation, creating patterns using space and performance and peer review. We will use ‘Six’ (from the musical) as a stimulus.
Dreams and goals
We will identify our strengths (academic and personal) and then identify goals for the new year. We will create the steps needed to achieve the goal and evaluate our progress.
We will be investigating the question ‘Is anything ever eternal?’ using the concept of salvation.
We will learn how to create a spreadsheet for data sets. We will be using ‘Sheets’ and access this learning through the Google Classroom.
DAILY READING - every pupil has a green reading record which they are expected to keep up to date with the texts they read. There is a space for parents and carers to comment or sign. Pupils that consistently have four signatures across a week (Wednesday to Wednesday) will be invited to a reading reward at the end of each term. In Term 2 the reward was a hot chocolate set to take home! Pupils may bring home a book from the class library or the Accelerated Reader library. Every pupil should have an Accelerated Reader book in school at all times.
Home learning can consolidate learning in class, provide opportunities for further study, develop links with parents and families and encourage independence in pupils. We are aware that secondary schools will expect pupils to be well organised and prepared so we aim to provide our pupils with the chance to learn these habits in Year 6.
A paper based home learning task that consolidates learning in class is set every Friday and is due on the following Wednesday. The task should take no longer than 20 minutes in total. It is reviewed in class with the pupils so questions can be answered and misconceptions addressed.
Pupils have access to myON (reading), Times Tables Rock Stars (multiplication facts) and Purple Mash (different curriculum areas). Login details can be found in reading records.
The Year 6 PE days are Wednesdays. Please come to school wearing your PE kit.
Here is the PE uniform:
Plain black sweatshirts/jumper (or school jumper/hoodie instead)
Plain black jogging bottoms
Black trainers or plimsolls
All PE uniform is to be plain. No sports clothing.