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Year 6

How is this year group organised?

 

The year group is divided into 3 classes.


The Class teachers are:

 

  1. Mrs Taylor - Year Leader (Jaguars)
  2. Mr Fehrenbach - Assistant Headteacher (Pumas)

   3. Mr Narramore (Leopards)

   

The teaching assistants based in Year 6 this year are:

 

  1. Mrs Gardiner
  2. Mrs Cooke / Ms James

 

Members of staff working within the year group are:

 

Mrs Partridge (Maths and English)

Mr Cole

Miss Wright

Mrs Dale

Mr Brown

Ms Lawson

 

General Expectations, Rewards and Sanctions

As with other year groups, we expect all children to try their best and work hard in the classroom and in lessons.

 

We always encourage the children to treat each other, and all adults, with respect and kindness. In accordance with the rest of the school, we follow the behaviour policy whereby positive behaviours are rewarded and negative behaviours sanctioned in a way appropriate to Key Stage Two.


Please see the on-line behaviour policy for further details.

 

We will continue to encourage greater independence and responsibility and hope that you will also support your child in achieving this. Although we expect a great deal from your child, we offer a huge amount of praise and recognition for effort, achievement and good behaviour as well.

 

Reading Records

Reading records and reading books are expected to be in school every day. During a week, a child is expected to complete at least 3 reads at home and have their reading record signed by an adult on each occasion. The reading record will be checked each Friday.

 

Home Learning

Home learning will go home every week on a Thursday. It needs to be completed and returned by the following Tuesday. Home learning will alternate half-termly:

Autumn 1 - one piece of Maths Homework accompanied by ten spellings to learn.

Autumn 2 - one piece of English Homework (a reading comprehension) accompanied by a mental maths activity.

 

English

Within the English curriculum, the children will be taught reading, writing, speaking & listening and spelling, punctuation & grammar (SPAG) skills. This will include: spelling rules and grammar, sentence structure and punctuation, understanding of whole texts and meaning, handwriting (cursive script), writing for different audiences and purposes, and reading of different styles of texts. We encourage the children to be reading and writing as much as possible and any opportunities that you may find at home would also greatly benefit their learning.

 

Maths

Within the Mathematics curriculum, children will be taught a range of skills, including: mental and written strategies for solving problems, number patterns, addition and subtraction, multiplication and times tables, division, shape, measure (time, length, weight and capacity) and data handling. Children will have a variety of opportunities to apply their reasoning and fluency within mathematics through a range of practical and problem solving activities. They will also be learning how to apply their mental skills in arithmetic.

 

More Curriculum Subjects:

Autumn 1

Topic:

This half term the children have been learning about Volcanoes in our Topic lessons, starting with an exploration of what the children actually knew. This was followed by: labelling the parts of a volcano; learning about Pompeii and writing an account as if there, using evidence provided; and, researching a volcano of their choice using an Ipad, creating a poster and presenting it to the class.

 

Science:

The children have been learning about different types of organisms. They learnt lots of new vocabulary and have been able to classify organisms into different groups: mollusc, crustacean, echinoderm, arachnid, annelid and myriapod. They then explored how animals differ within a group and used a variety of classification keys in order to do so. Moving on in their learning, they studied the classification of plants, including vascular and invascular groups. Finally, they explored micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa and fungi. 

 

RE: 

In RE, the children have developed their research skills in order to locate different parts of the Bible and learnt how to interpret the Bible from a literalist and liberalist point of view. They then used these skills when exploring ideas based on how the universe was created, focusing on biblical and scientific views. This was then followed by a question/answer session with Justin Tomkins which was incredibly valuable. Finally, the children studied the story of Adam and Eve and questionned whether all people should be punished for the sins of others.

 

Art:

First of all, the children developed their sketching skills when completing their own self portraits. They then started to look at surreal art, making links with Science as they merged different animals to create something very unusual and creative! Plants and foods were then introduced and the children further developed their sketching and shading skills, whilst also developing their use of colour. 

Artwork was also completed on our english text, 'The Watertower' as the children explored the use of light and dark colours to create different atmospheres. 

 

 

 

Information for Parents

Autumn 2 Curriculum Coverage:

 

Topic: Earthquakes - link to volcano work: plate tectonics, location of earthquakes in the world. Look at different types of earthquake and how their strength is measured. Consider the earthquake in Indonesia and link to ethics and consequences of natural disasters.

 

Science: Evolution and Inheritance - recognising that living things change over time and fossils provide us with information. Animal adaptation.

 

RE: The story of Jesus in the lead up to Christmas.

 

PE: Hockey skills, Gymnastics and Y-Ball!

 

French: Our School.

 

Art: Surreal artists and their work: Breton, Dali, Ernst, Magritte.

 

Maths and English objectives for the year.

English Glossary to support learning in Year 6

20 Books to read in Year Six

 

This year we have selected 20 must read books for Year Six and we hope that you will be able to support your child in reading these books over the course of the year. Most of the books are available in our school library or the local library. When your child has read a book from the list please sign to confirm that the book has been read.

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