The year 6 teachers in Lions are Mrs Hamilton and Miss Speelman. Mrs Hamilton will be in class on Monday and Tuesday and Miss Speelman will be in class from Wednesday to Friday. We will be supported by Mr Dobb.
This Summer term, all of our work will centre around the question: How can I be the best version of me?
We will focus our work around two key texts:
‘You are Awesome’ and ‘Wonder’.
During this topic, we will be learning about having a positive mindset and applying this to prepare us for our secondary school journey. We will learn all about adopting a positive and empowering mindset, enabling us to grow as individuals. Throughout this topic, we will strive to recognise our own and others feelings and emotions and develop our ability to tolerate and value differences.
Our writing will be heavily influenced by our engaging topic. We will be putting into practice all our new SPAG learning to create some fascinating pieces including poetry, and narratives. Our writing will be purposeful and we will be sharing our work with a range of audiences including ‘youtube’.
Reading this half term will be centred around one of our key texts ‘Wonder’.
We will be utilising skills of retrieval, inference and prediction, with a huge focus on vocabulary. This thought-provoking novel focuses on the life of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences, who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
The theme of this heart-warming story, will enable us to engage in mature discussions about celebrating and valuing differences.
This Summer term, we will be working in Maths groups to support and extend the learning of everyone. Each group will work on different objectives to ensure our learning is as focused as possible.
We will be kicking off the Summer term by learning about linear sequences and additive and multiplicative relationships. As we progress, we will also be learning about area and perimeter, in addition to decimals and percentages. As always, we will be continuing to develop our problem solving skills.
As it is so important, E-safety will feature heavily throughout the term. We will focus on online relationships and self-image and identity. Following on from this, we will be learning how to create a video using iMovie. We will learn how to import pictures and video, add audio and sound track. In addition to this, we will be editing our videos to include transitions, filters and titles. The end product will be published on youtube!
Art and DT
In art, we will be developing our mastery of a range of art and design techniques. We have been inspired by the illustrations in our class book and will use these to create our own watercolour abstract portraits. We will be mastering the technique and exploring how different art media can create differing effects.
In R.E, we will be learning about how do religions and beliefs respond to global issues?
By the end of this unit children will know about some spiritual concepts of justice, fairness, compassion and responsibility. Know at least two examples of major faith based global aid and development charities.
For the first part of the Summer term we will be learning the rules and skills required for handball from the lovely sports coach Heather.
In Science, we will learn about Electricity. We will be exploring how to make an effective circuit and learning about the components needed. We will complete a range of scientific investigations to support us with this.
After half term, we will move on to develop our understanding about light, where we will learn about how light travels. By conducting a range of investigations, we will extend our understanding of light.
Homework and Spellings
Weekly homework and spellings will always been on Seesaw.
Please can you 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.