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.
Swimming takes place during the Autumn term on a Thursday. Please ensure a prompt arrival in the morning and turn up to school in swimming kit, with a towel and swimming hat.
We currently do PE on 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: Our Power of Reading text is Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. We will also be writing autobiographies, sonnets, imagery poetry and 1st person narratives.
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 place value and the four operations. Please refer to our calculation policy for help with supporting work at home.
Science: Our first science topic explores Light, where we shall look at how light travels, as well as experimenting with refraction and reflection.
PSHE: We shall be focusing on the themes of health and wellbeing.
History: Through our study of the Ancient Mayan civilisation, we shall explore how they changed the way that they lived.
Computing: We shall be looking at Internet Safety, a core theme in our modern age, before creating our own blogs in our blogging unit.
PE: We are swimming and developing our invasion game skills through football this half term.
RE: We are exploring the Kingdom of God and will look closely at our values, as well as how the parables and stories that Jesus told can influence the way we live our lives.
Art: We will be looking at Art and Design skills and exploring a variety of different mediums and genres.
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.