Year 6

Welcome Back Year 6! Term 2 – A Child’s War

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’ 

Writing

As writers this term we will be exploring two non-fiction writing compositions. Firstly, we will be exploring writing formal and informal letters and the correct grammar and punctuation that is needed within this genre. Our second non-fiction piece will be diary writing. We will make sure that we are aware of all the key features needed and how we can make our writing the best for our reader. Throughout our writing journey, we will continue to learn and develop our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. 

Reading

Our class book this term is: Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. We will continue to explore vipers within Guided Reading, building on our retrieval and inferencing skills. 

Mathematics

As Mathematicians we will continue with our journey of developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving within the areas of Fractions and Geometry. We will endeavour to develop our confidence and competence within knowledge of fraction facts, addition and subtraction of fractions and also multiplication and division of fractions. Within Geometry, we will develop our skills when using co-ordinates. 

History

Throughout History, we are focussing on looking at key artefacts, sources and historical people within World War Two to find out key information about this time period. We will find out about the chronology and key points in history that happened during this time. 

Geography

Within Geography, we will be exploring lines of latitude and longitude to find countries within Europe. We will also be exploring different countries within Europe: identifying their capital cities; their human features; and also, their physical features. Finally, we will explore complex data from different sources.

Design and Technology

As food technologists, we will be exploring what food was like in WW2 and when it was rationed what staple meals could be made. We will have the opportunity to create a staple dish of the time period. As designers, we will focus on designing and creating an Anderson Shelter from a range of chosen materials and using a range of key techniques.

Religious Education

Within Religious Education, we are continuing to learn more about Buddhism and their guidance that they follow. We will also explore Humanism and what this means.

French

Within French this term, we will be exploring our daily routines and how we can create a short diary entry to show our routines throughout the week. We will be finishing this terms work, by learning a Christmas song in French too.

Music

As Musicians, we will continue to develop our skills in learning new songs and playing key instruments. We will be composing and performing within most lessons.

PHSE

We are continuing with the DARE project this term with Mrs Davies.

P.E.

PE will continue to be on a Monday and Outdoor PE kit is needed on this day, with no jewellery. Mr Mooney will be exploring more non-contact sports and key fundamentals with the class.

Computing

Within computing, we will be exploring programming through using Scratch. We will continue to build our knowledge and understanding in this area and learn how to create our own programs.

Homework

Homework will continue to be set every Friday. Please make sure your homework is coming back into school on the following week. 

Any questions please ask,

Looking forward to an enjoyable, hardworking term.

Mrs Norman

Welcome back to school Year 6!

Term 1 – Sow, Grow, Farm 

As writers, we will be exploring the structure, organisation and content for non-chronological reports. We will be spending time to study key grammar, punctuation and features that are needed within the writing type. Then within our drafting and editing cycle we will use they key elements within our writing. We will then enjoy publishing our beautiful work.  Narrative will then be our next focus within our English journey; we will carefully explore techniques of including key characterisation, setting and atmosphere. 

As Mathematicians, we will be exploring key place value concepts to raising our awareness and understanding within our number system.  We will continue to build our skills within the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. During our five a day practice, we will continue to embed our knowledge and understanding of key facts – applying these to different arithmetic questions. 

As Scientists, we will be exploring the importance of plants and animal life cycles. We will focus closely on the different names of plant parts and the key stages within the life cycle. Exploring questioning and key knowledge will be valuable skills within our Science journey. 

As Geographers, we will be exploring inquiring questions and discovering about different land types within different locations. 

As Historians we will be ordering events within a chronological order and exploring historical enquiry. 

As Musicians, we will be exploring a famous musician and their impact on music today. 

Our P.E. sessions will take place on a Monday PM and the children can come suitably dressed in their outdoor PE kit all day on a Monday ready for these sessions. 

Reading is very important – please make sure that reading is happening everyday.

Any questions please ask.

Looking forward to an enjoyable, exciting first term back!

Mrs Norman and the Year 6 Team.