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 Autumn term, all of our work will centre around the question:
We will focus our work around the key text:
‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.
During this topic, we will be learning about crime and punishment through the ages from the Romans, through to the Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Medieval period, Tudors, Victorians and right through to the modern day period. This is such an excitingly gruesome topic, which will thoroughly engage!
Our writing will be heavily influenced by our engaging topic and our class book. We will be putting into practice all our new SPAG learning to create some fascinating pieces including character descriptions and narratives linked to 'Holes' and a non-chronological report about crime and punishment during a chosen period. Our writing will be purposeful and we will be publishing our work to share with a range of audiences.
Reading this term will be centred around our key texts ‘Holes’.
We will be utilising skills of retrieval, inference and prediction, with a huge focus on vocabulary. This fantastic novel is all about young Stanley Yelnats who was sent to a juvenile detention centre for a crime he didn't commit! Will the truth come out?!
This term, we will be contentrating on developing our knowledge of place value. Furthermore, we will consolidate our skills with regards to the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
During the second half of the term, fractions will be our focus. The children will learn how to compare and order fractions before going further by adding, subtraction, multiplying and dividing fractions. They will all be fraction whizzs by Christmas!
As it is so important, E-safety will feature heavily throughout the term. Additionally, we will be using the 'Beetle bots' software to creae 3D grafitti linked to our Crime and Punishment topic. During the second part of the term, we will be turning our class book 'Holes' into an animated cartoon using the App 'Plotagon'.
Art and DT
In art, we will be discovering more about the fascinating artist 'Banksy'.
The children will be creating their own grafitti stensils in the style of Banksy.
Our RE, we be lead by the team from Bible Explorers. This is a fun and interactive way to learn all about the bible and its many stories.
Year 6, will be taking part in 9 swimming sessions in the term, with teh aim to getting as many children swimming well before they leave primary school.
Our first science topic is entitled 'Body Pump'. We discover more about the circulatory system, the heart and our blood!
After half term, we will move on to develop our understanding about Body Health, where we will develop a deeper understanding of what constitues a health diet, through exploring food groups and how our body uses them.
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.