The Year 6 team
Class Teacher: Mr McGill
Teaching Assistant: Miss Borley
The school day
Please ensure that your child is well-prepared for school, with their home-school diary, reading book and water bottle. Please ensure a prompt arrival, as children begin working the moment that they enter the classroom.
If you have any questions, concerns or queries, please contact me via your child's home-school diary in the first instance and then via the school office.
Now that swimming has finished, we shall do PE on a Tuesday and a Friday.
Please ensure your child comes to school on each of these days dressed in their PE kit. As we will be doing PE outside, tracksuit bottoms and trainers are recommended. Please ensure earrings are removed/ taped before school on these days.
This half-term we will be learning about:
English: We shall be writing autobiographies, speeches and 3rd person narratives, building upon the skills we learnt in the autumn term.
In separate reading lessons, we shall be exploring reading skills, such as retrieval, inference, summarising, predicting and commenting on vocabulary choices. Within spelling lessons, we shall be revising our Y3/4 and Y5/6 spelling lists and consolidating some of these spelling rules.
As always, please support with these areas at home.
Maths: We follow the White Rose Maths methodology and shall be looking at the decimals, percentages and exploring algebra. Please refer to our calculation policy for help with supporting work at home.
Science: We shall be studying the circulatory system and discussing healthy bodies.
PSHE: We shall be focusing on the themes of relationships.
History: Through our local area study of Ipswich, we shall be exploring significant events in our town's history.
Computing: We shall be looking at spreadsheets and how we can use these to calculate. We shall then start a unit on Networks.
PE: We will be doing gymnastics and developing our invasion game skills through hockey this half-term.
RE: We are Exploring the Mass and its different stages, looking at the symbolism behind these.
Design and Technology: We will be looking at sewing skills, by designing, making and evaluating our own waistcoats.
French: We shall be learning how to talk about sport and the Olympics.
Music: Following the Charanga scheme of work, we shall be exploring the song ‘Happy’ by Pharell and associated music.