Year 6 Downloads and Resources:
Year 6 are getting ready for another jam-packed term full of great learning opportunities. SATs are just around the corner so it’s full steam ahead
We will be getting our teeth in to a brilliant book by Louis Sachar ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ for some of our English lessons. We will be spending one afternoon per week playing and applying our mathematical skills. The main focus of this term is our science topic – Electricity. We will be finding out about circuits and the precautions needed when working with electricity and learning about the fascinating life and work of Thomas Edison.
It’s going to be an exciting term!
Dates for your diary:
Monday 24th February – First day back
Monday 2nd March – Book Week starts
Wednesday 4th March – Year 6 Poetry Performance Assembly (9:10am)
Thursday 5th March – Bedtime Story 5pm
Thursday 5th March – Dress up as a character from a book
Tuesday 31st March & Wednesday 1st April – Parents’ Evening
Thursday 2nd April – Last day of term (Fri 3rd April INSET) – Easter holiday
We will continue to work very hard in our maths lessons! We will build our confidence across a range of topic areas, including data handling & calculation. We will deepen our understanding of times table facts and apply this ready for SATs. Don’t forget to practise your tables every week (by playing on TT Rockstars) and to complete the homework which is handed out every Friday!
This term we will be reading ‘The Lady of Shalott’ which is a poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. What other books do you know by Alfred Lord Tennyson? We will be learning and performing this poem to support our understanding. We will be writing reports about Ghana and persuasive letters about the topic of deforestation.
You can help at home by practising spellings every week. Also don’t forget that we will continue to have English and Maths homework every Friday!
This term our topic is ‘Global Connections’
The focus of this term is our geography topic – Ghana. We will be finding out about the location of Ghana and what life is like for children living there. We will also be exploring Fair Trade and why it is important.
HOLIDAY HOMEWORK PROJECT
Ghana is a world-leading producer of cocoa beans used to make chocolate. Find out about how chocolate is made from cocoa beans – perhaps you could make a flowchart/model/poster/sculpture or use diagrams to explain the process.
This term we will be continuing to work very hard! The children need to be really confident with mental calculation skills so we will be looking at whole number and decimal number facts and fractions. We will also be reading ‘Way Home’ which explores the topic of homelessness and ‘Skellig’ which is a book which opens with a young boy finding a strange creature in his garage. Who could it be? Why is he there?
Welcome back to a new school year! We hope you all enjoyed the summer holiday and are looking forward to the exciting, busy year of learning ahead. If you have any questions about any aspect of the year to come then please come and ask.
We will be reading ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick. It’s an exciting thriller about surviving in a sinking world.
This term our topic is ‘Our Island Nation’ - the focus of this is the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Don’t forget that every child gets homework every week.
Please remember to bring a PE kit to school every Friday.