Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back Year 6! I hope that you had a great break and that you are looking forward to a very busy term! Our topic this term will be ‘Parliament and Democracy’. Below is a little bit about the things that we are going to learn.
In English, we will be studying the legend of Robin Hood and looking at newspapers before half term. After the half term break, we will move on to poetry and argument texts. We will also be doing lots of topic based writing, including letters, interviews and discussion texts.
In addition, we will be focusing on reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
In Maths, we will continue with our work on fractions, decimals and percentages. We will then be learning about ratio and proportion before moving on to algebra and measurement and shape.
We will also keep working on Times Tables Rock Stars in class and at home.
In Science, we will continue to learn about classifying living organisms. We will then move on to learn about the main parts of the human circulatory system and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will discover the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. Finally, we will learn about variation and inheritance.
Parliament and Democracy
Our topic for the Summer Term will be ‘Parliament and Democracy’. During topic lessons, we will explore how the political system works in Britain. We will learn about the history of UK Parliament. We will find out about the importance of Emmeline Pankhurst and how women gained the right to vote. We will learn that Parliament is made up of the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the monarch, and the role that each plays. We will learn about how laws are made and have a go at making some of our own. We will find out about how members are elected to the House of Commons and how general elections work. We will hold our own ‘mock’ election and explore different voting systems. We will explore the importance of how the public can engage in the democratic process and have a say in how the country is run. We will find out about different political systems and explore democracy around the world. In DT, we will create models for our own versions of the Houses of Parliament. In Art, we will explore the London cityscape and draw different landscapes.
Homework in Year 6 is set on a Monday and returned on a Thursday. On a Thursday, you will receive your next piece of homework and this should be returned on a Monday. Homework will be linked to the work that we are covering in class and will help you to prepare for your SATs as well as the transition to Secondary School. Remember that you can always upload your homework to Showbie. Your blue Homework Diaries should be in school every day. Please continue to read daily at home and record this in your blue dairy for extra dojos!
Year 6 will have PE on a Friday with Mr Penny. We will also enjoy Football with Mr James (an FA Skills coach) on a Wednesday. There will be lots of opportunities for sport in the summer term so PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week.
To support your learning at home, you will be able to find lots of English and Maths activities on Education City. Follow this link to find out how to access Education City on your iPad:
You can find your child's targets for this term in their Homework books.
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Monday, 16th April 2018: First day of Spring Term
Tuesday, 17th April 2018: Swimming Gala
Monday, 23rd April 2018: Y5 / Y6 Apple Ambassador Trip to Apple Store, Cardiff
Wednesday, 9th May 2018: Year 5/6 Bournemouth Residential Parents' Meeting
Monday, 14th May – Thursday, 17th May 2018: Year 6 SATs Week
Monday, 21st May – Friday, 25th May 2018: Y5 / Y6 Residential to Bournemouth
Friday, 25th May 2018: Last day of the Half Term
Monday, 4th June 2018: First Day of the Half Term
Monday, 4th June 2018: Year 6 Weekly SELFIE Workshops begin
Wednesday, 6th June 2018: Year 5/6 Money Wise Workshops
Thursday, 7th June 2018: Year 6 Leavers and Class Photographs
Friday, 8th June 2018: Summer Fair
Tuesday, 12th Junes 2018: Year 6 Road Safety Session
Tuesday, 19th June 2018: Transition Day (Walford)
Thursday, 21st June 2018: Year 6 Crucial Crew Trip
Tuesday, 26th June 2018: Sports Day
Thursday, 28th June 2018: Year 6 Transition Day (JKHS)
W/C Monday, 9th July 2018: Parents’ Evenings Week
Thursday, 12th June 2018: Year 5/6 Rounders Tournament
Friday, 13th July 2018: Year 6 Leavers’ Bash
Tuesday, 17th July 2018: Year 6 Leavers’ Show 1.15pm and 6.00pm
Wednesday, 18th July 2018: Year 6 Leavers’ Show 6.00pm
Friday, 20th July 2018: Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly / End of Summer Term
Our Class Rep for 2017/18 is Mrs Capener. Our class rep will remind you of useful information and events such as Class assemblies, trips and parents’ evenings, if you provide them with your email address.
My door is always open and I am happy to chat with parents about our topics and any work that we are covering in class. Please don’t hesitate to come and find me if you wish to discuss anything!