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Year 6

Spring 1 2023

Welcome back! We have another busy half term planned, with much of our study being focused around the subject of China. We will be looking at the history, culture, art and food of China, as well as celebrating Chinese New Year, which falls on the 22nd of January.

The SATs workbooks that the children received will form the basis of the homework this term. Work will be given on Friday and brought in to mark on the following Friday. All children must bring their workbooks in each week to be marked.

As always, if you have any questions, get in touch via Dojo, or speak to Mrs Atherton or myself at the start or end of the day.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Hornby and Mrs Atherton.

 

In English, we will be studying and writing our own versions of Chinese myths and legends, focusing on Pangu, the first living creature who created the world, and the famous story about the Monkey King and his companions.

In Maths, we will be working on ratio, algebra and decimals. During Maths week, we will also be looking at Fibonacci sequences.

Our Science topic this half term is light. We will be learning about how we see and how light travels.

In History, we will be looking at the culture and achievements of the Shang Dynasty.

Our geographical study will involve looking at latitude, longitude, six figure grid referencing, geographical diversity and the movement of people from the countryside to the vast cities of China.

In Religious Education, we shall be learning all about Buddhism and Chinese New Year celebrations.

In Art, we shall be learning about Chinese woodblock printing and printing our own images.

To end our topic, we shall be devising our own Chinese menus and cooking a feast using Chinese ingredients.

Also this half term, we shall be learning about spreadsheets in Computing, exploring our goals and ambitions in PSHE, learning how to talk about the weekend in French and taking part in health based exercise in PE. 

Autumn 2 2022

 

Welcome back!

The second half term is always a busy one, with the Mela, Christmas and lots more, along with a new set of areas of study. 

Please check in with the website to see what we are doing in class and keep up to date with homework (this will be visible in the 'Learning from home' section).

As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch via Class Dojo or speak to us before or after class.

 

Mr Hornby and Mrs Atherton

​​​World War 1

Our topic this half term will be World War 1. We will looking at the causes, the events and the effect it had on the world and the local area. 

English

In English, we will be looking at war poetry, particularly the poems of Wilfred Owen. 

 

 

 

 

We will also be writing non-chronological reports about the events surrounding the war and diary entries based on the experiences of local people affected by the Ashton munitions factory explosion

Maths

In maths, we will be focusing on fractions -

comparing and ordering

adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing

finding fractions of amounts

solving problems

 

We will also be looking at converting units of measurement.

Science

In science we will be studying the classification of living things and exploring the work of Carl Linnaeus.

As mentioned above, in history, we will be learning about World War 1. This will include a trip to Portland Basin museum and the site of the Ashton munitions factory explosion. We will be studying a variety of artefacts and sources of evidence to see what they can tell us about the War and life in Britain in that time period, as well as taking in in-depth look at the life of Walter Tull. In design and technology, we will be creating our own versions of the trenches.

 

In computing, we will be learning about coding.

 

Following the Jigsaw scheme of work, our PSHE theme is 'Celebrating Difference'.

 

In French, we are learning vocabulary and sentence stuctures that describe the school day, as well as continuing to learn about different verb forms.

 

In PE, we shall be exploring different forms of physical exercise, including dance and orienteering.

 

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Mr Hornby and Mrs Atherton would like to welcome you to Year 6.

 

We are looking forward welcoming all the children back and setting off on a packed and memorable year.

Please check the website for timetables, curriculum plans, useful links and updates on the fabulous work that is going on in the classroom. This term, we will be studying...

 

English - Our theme is 'We are the detectives', and we shall be studying 'Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band'. We will be seeing how deduction and detection is a key to learning across all areas of the curriculum and we will write our own mystery stories.

 

Maths - Place value and the four operations.

 

Science - Evolution and adaptation.

 

Computing - E-Safety.

 

Geography - The physical and human geography of the United Kingdom.

 

Art - Drawing and sketching, using proportion, perspective and shading to add depth and texture.

 

PE - Handball.

 

PSHE - Jigsaw curriculum-Being me in my world.

 

Music - 'O Fortuna' by Carl Orff and creating our own piece inspired by it.

 

RE - Comparing differences and similarities between major religions.

 

For a detailed breakdown of each subject, please see the medium term plan document on this page.

 

 

 

 

Hamza, our reading VIP enjoying the top prize - sitting in Mr Hornby's chair for the day.

Spellings week ending 21/10/22

 

definite

desperate

determined

develop

dictionary

disastrous

embarrass

environment

equip (–ped, –ment)

especially

 

 

Spelling test 14/10/22

 

cemetery

committee

communicate

competition

conscience

conscious

controversy

convenience

correspond

criticise

 

Spelling test 7.10.21

 

require
specific
structure
vary
administrate
affect
aspect
category
community
distinct

 

Spelling test 30/9/22

 

formula

individual

involve

legislate

major

method

occur

period

principle

proceed

fossil

accommodate

accompany

according

achieve

 

This week's spellings

 

Spelling test 16/9/22

authority

assign

define

cooperate

constitute

establish

economy

factor

finance

environment

evolution

inherited

Year 6  2021-2022

Medium term plan Summer 2

Celebrating the jubilee

SATS dates 2022

Year 6 timetable

Welcome back to the Autumn 2 half term

Making our own fraction walls

Music

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Year 6 created a musical piece inspired by O Fortuna by Carl Orff. They created the piece using an um-pah pulse, ostinatos, crescendos and lyrics inspired by the goddess of fate and fortune.

Spellings - week beginning 20/9/2021

Spellings week beginning 4th October 2021