Welcome to the lovely, legendary Leopards!
Miss Kennedy is the class teacher and Mr Dobb is the teaching assistant in Leopards.
We are beginning Year 6 with an exciting History based topic which all of our work will centre around. Our Topic Title for the Autumn Term is ‘Battle of Britain – Why was it a significant turning point for the United Kingdom?’. We will be reading ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll as part of our class book.
We begin the topic with a History focus where we explore how Nazi Germany began and how Hitler came into power. We will explore how World War II began and how the UK were involved before considering about the impact this had on our local area (East Midlands). The end of the unit will allow us to discover how the British Forces claimed victory at the Battle of Britain which will enable us to answer our topic title at the end of the Autumn Term.
Our writing will be heavily influenced by our engaging topic. We will be putting into practice our SPaG learning to create some fascinating pieces including a story with a flashback based on the text ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ and a leaflet based on the text ‘The Place For Me’. Our writing will be purposeful and we will be sharing our work with a range of audiences and taking pride in publishing each piece.
Reading this term will be centred around a range of key, engaging texts. We will be utilising skills of retrieval, inference, summarising and prediction with a huge focus on vocabulary. We will ensure we build on our skills of fluency and comprehension during each lesson.
We will be beginning the Autumn term by learning about place value where we will understand how to make, read and write numbers up to 10,000,000. We will use number lines, bar models and part-part-whole models to support us with this. As we progress, we will move onto looking at the 4 operations and developing our problem solving skills in these areas. In Autumn 2, we will move onto fractions and converting units. Each week, we will consolidate our arithmetic skills and ensure we are feeling confident with our timestables.
As well as being reminded about the importance of e-safety, we will be focusing on programming during our computing lessons. We will explore using variables to improve a game and design our own project using variables. Following on from this, we will be looking at Data and Information Spreadsheets by exploring formulas and building data. We will showcase our skills by create a spreadsheet in order to plan an event.
In art, linking to our topic, we will be developing our mastery of art and design techniques with a focus on Landscape Art. We will use collages to create a landscape artwork linked to WW2.
In the Autumn Term, we will be using the RE skills developed in our Bible Explorers workshops to answer some big questions and consider how religious beliefs can impact the everyday lives of people.
Year Six will have PE on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure children are coming to school on these days wearing a full PE kit. We will go swimming on a Friday and we will be developing our dance and gymnastics skills with Miss Siddal.
In Science, we will learn about 'Our Changing World' and 'Everything changes'. We will be exploring what it takes to survive and explore how the environment and environmental variables can affect plants. We will move onto light and shadows during Autumn 2. We will complete a range of scientific investigations to support us with this.
Weekly homework and spellings will always be on Seesaw. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings, complete their homework and read at least 3 times a week in line with our home/school agreement.
Children will be assigned weekly spellings on EdShed.