Year 6 Mrs Bailey and Mrs Pinnock
Click on the link below to view the powerpoint presentation from the Year 6 meeting:
The Y6 pupils visited the RAF museum to support their World War II learning; they enjoyed their ‘Spitfire Experience’ and also had a coding workshop.
Year 5 and 6 Transport Safety Workshop:
Year 6 had a wonderful time in the Isle of Wight. Take a look at some of the photos:
Year 6 Trip to The Ragged School Museum!
Websites that our children can use at home to help their learning are:
Information for Parents and Carers
Spring 2019 Year group - 6
Our topic for the Spring term is “World War II”.
Religion: Our topics this term are “Being a Sacramental People” and “Lent to Easter”. We will learn about the meaning of sacraments, including the words, signs and symbols connected with them. We will be exploring how God is present in our lives today.
English: in Literacy the children will write: letters, dialogue, an interview, poetry, an information leaflet and will also write in role as a character from our class novel, Letters From The Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
We are also building up writing stamina through opportunities for extended writing and reflection and improvement. For meeting the writing standards in Year 6, children are expected to use a range of sentences and punctuation, a high level of vocabulary and the correct spellings; it would be a great help if you encourage your child to collect good examples of writing from the books they read and use them in their creative writing.
Please continue to read with your child at home, ask them questions about their reading and help them collect good writing strategies from their books. Children should also be using the ReadTheory.org website for extra practice every week.
Handwriting: children will continue to work on joining up their writing and writing clearly in a legible style. Please make sure that children understand the importance of neat presentation in all aspects of their work.
Grammar/spelling: we are studying all parts of speech as well as types of clauses and sentences. Year 6 learners are expected to use the full grammar terminology, including the use of subjunctive and progressive tenses. Please encourage children to use their grammar knowledge in all contexts as much as possible (e.g. identifying the grammatical category of words in their reading book). Children should also use the spag.com website and logon for extra practice at least once a week.
Maths: Maths topics this term include position and direction, decimals, percentages, algebra, and written methods for problem- solving. Our main focus is on calculations (including the context of problem-solving) since the New Curriculum demands have increased and children are expected to use and apply secure methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide, including large numbers, fractions or decimals. It would be a great help if you challenged your child with quick mental maths questions to encourage rapid recall of facts or if you make opportunities for them to use Maths in practical contexts such as cooking or shopping.
Topic: our topic this term is World War II. Children will study the causes that led to war, the main leaders and chronological events, as well as the impact that the war had on the world. This will also be our focus for class books and for debates regarding conflicts in general and moral issues involved. We plan to visit the RAF Museum in Colindale.
Science: our topic is materials. We will discuss properties of materials and lead experiments to study changes to materials and test specific properties.
Music: The children will have weekly music lessons with a specialist teacher on Tuesdays.
PE Days - Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, your child will need their PE kit.
Spelling day – Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their spelling book on this day.
Homework days: English – Thursday, to be returned on Monday.
Maths – Monday, to be returned on Thursday.
Thank you for your continued support,
The Year 6 team.