Welcome to the Year Six Homepage! Below you will find information on the Year Six curriculum, fun games to strengthen understanding and updates relating to Year Six.
Our main book his term will be ‘The Wind in the Willows’. We will cover this book through a series of fun activities and genres such as recount letters, setting descriptions and persuasive writing. As we are nationally celebrating Roald Dahl, we will also be looking at ‘The Witches’ during the start of the Autumn term. We will be creating warning posters and instructions for making spells. The children read in weekly guided reading sessions and it is recommended that children read for a minimum of 10 minutes each night at home. The children regularly practise their comprehension skills within lessons and to further enhance these skills, comprehension tasks will be set as homework.
‘When Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning, he discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the firmest of friends, but after Toad’s latest escapade, can they join together and beat the wretched weasels once and for all?’
This term will focus on embedding numerous skills and extending these into the Year Six levels. The children start Year Six working on place value and move onto methods using the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will also work on fractions, looking at equivalents, addition and simplification. We will also look at various aspects of shape, including tessellations, perimeter and area and scale. We are working hard to develop our reasoning skills using ‘solving steps’ to guide us through each task.
You will often find on this homepage links to quizzes for the children to practise numeracy questions related to the national and Alfie tests. These can be completed online. Click on submit at the end of the quiz to find a breakdown of results.
Our science curriculum during the Spring Term will be covered through our theme ‘Sid the Slob’. This topic will focus on healthy and unhealthy living and their impact on their body. Throughout the topic, learning will take place through scientific investigation, enabling your child to develop scientific skills alongside knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts.
Check out some of these cool videos on the human body on the BBC Bitesize website:
Our project topic this term is ‘Rivers and Egyptians’. This will be covered in our afternoon subjects, including geography, history, music and art. The children will use atlases to locate and map famous rivers and explain in written form the various sections of a river. They will conduct research into hieroglyphics and write instructions for how to make a mummy. In DT the children will use their mathematical knowledge to construct bridges and in art will create Egyptian cartouches using clay.
PE and Games
PE and games sessions will take place on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons. We are fortunate enough to have fortnightly rugby sessions with Dragons Rugby Club. It is important that children wear appropriate kit for PE and games sessions. Children should have in their kit a white polo top/t-shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms, black sweat/hoodie/jumper and trainers. Black leggings and netball skirts are also permitted. Jewellery must be removed for PE and games lessons. If children do not have the appropriate kit, they will be unable to participate in lessons due to health and safety. It is particularly important that children have warm kit for the winter sessions.
Homework will be set weekly on a Friday and covered in class the following Friday. To allow time for marking, children should aim to bring in their homework on a Wednesday. From time to time, online homework will be set, such as Alfie tests and links for these will be posted here on the class homepage. Spellings will also be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
Please check back for updates!