Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back Year 6! I hope that you had a great Christmas break and that you are looking forward to a very busy term! Our topic this term will be ‘Stone Age to Iron Age Britain’. Below is a little bit about the things that we are going to learn.
In English, we will be studying legends and writing journalistic texts before half term. After half term, we will study poetry as well as argument texts. We will also be doing lots of topic based writing, including diaries, information, explanation and instructional texts.
We will also be focusing on reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
In Maths, we will finish our work on written methods of multiplication and division. We will then move on to study fractions, decimals and percentages as well as ratio and proportion. In addition, we will develop our reasoning and justifying skills through a variety of problem solving activities.
We will also have weekly times tables tests in class.
In Science, we will learn about electricity. We will learn to associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in a circuit. We will also revise recognised symbols to represent a simple circuit in a diagram. We will then move on to use classification systems and keys to identify plants and animals. Finally, we will identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system.
Stone Age to Iron Age Britain
Our topic this term is ‘Stone Age to Iron Age Britain’. In history lessons, we will learn how to be archaeologists as we discover the Stone Age to Iron Age timeline and sources of evidence. We will investigate the course of events that might have led Stone Age people to move from hunting and gathering to farming. In addition, we will research the meaning and significance of Stonehenge and learn about Neolithic problem solving and engineering. We will investigate life as an Iron Age villager by researching daily tasks. In art and DT, we will experiment with different techniques and styles as we create our own decorated cave. We will learn about the amazing development of technology from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, making our own collection of prehistoric tools from sugar paste, chocolate and pastry. Finally, we will learn about the significance of hill forts in Iron Age society.
Year 6 will have PE on a Friday. PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week.
Homework is now 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 is linked to the work that we are covering in class and will help you to prepare for your SATs. 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!
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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SPRING TERM DIARY DATES
Wednesday, 3rd January 2018: First day of Spring Term
Friday, 12th January 2018: Year 6 SATs Parents’ Meeting at 4:00pm
Friday, 16th February 2018: Year 5 and 6 Class Assembly at 2:15pm
Monday, 19th February – Friday, 23rd February 2018: Half Term
Thursday, 29th March 2018: Last day of Spring 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!