Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

History

This half term in History, we will be learning about World War Two. As part of this topic, we will be learning about world leaders, evacuees, rationing and the Holocaust.

This is a great opportunity to speak to any members of your family who may have experiences wartime Britain. The best source of information you will have are those who have lived it! Hear some fascinating stories and first hand experiences.

English

In English, we have used our talk for writing approach to learn ‘The Old Mill’ – a suspense story- and will be writing our own innovated versions of this. We will also be looking at Biographies this half term.

Mathematics

In Maths, we are focusing on number this half term. We will be focusing on place value and calculations involving the four main operations. Every week, we will also be having a practise arithmetic lesson – this is to get Year 6 used to challenging arithmetic problems, and to help them practise their times tables facts.

Science

In science, we are beginning by looking at animals and humans. We will study everything inside the human and animal bodies, understand similarities and differences and consider the heart, lungs, exercise, diet and healthy living.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/circulation/read/1/

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/human-circulatory-system

Computing

In computing, we have a very exciting topic, looking at building a smartphone app. In the past, children have begun to create apps using www.appshed.com and we will look at using that site, along with others to really delve deep into the world of smartphones and create a unique and useful app. Look out for these on a smartphone near you!

PE

PE is every Tuesday and Thursday, however, it is recommended that they have their PE kit in every day- just in case there are any changes.

RE

This term in RE we will be exploring different sources of wisdom from religious books to modern day people who are considered to have shown wisdom through their lives. We will also look at the differences between knowledge and wisdom and how wisdom can help us in our own lives.

Homework

Year 6 are expected to complete one task from the homework grid every week.  REMEMBER: if you are struggling with your homework, you must come and ask for help before the hand in date. Homework books are sent out on Wednesday and must be returned on Monday. In addition, each day you should be reading- to yourself or to someone- and you should be practising your timetables and number facts.

If you ever have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Elliott or Mrs Laver and make an appointment to discuss the matter.