Year 6 2022 - 2023
Welcome back to Year Six!
We are excited to welcome you back into school and start our Maya Civilisation theme.
During our English sessions, we will be writing Fiction: to include stories that contain magical, mythical or legendary characters or events, stories set in imaginary places, stories of adventure and Playscripts. In our Non-fiction work we will be writing: Letters, Recounts, Instructions, Balanced arguments and Explanations
Whole class Guided Reading this term will focus on the fantasy novel by P.G. Bell
'When Suzy hears a strange noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is the magical delivery express for the Union of Impossible Places.'
Within Maths, we will be exploring a range of Number topics including decimals, percentages, algebra and ratio. We will also be looking at Measurement to include time, converting units, perimeter, area, and volume. On a weekly basis we will continue to complete an arithmetic test and will develop our understanding of reasoning style questions.
Our science work will focus around the units of ‘Living things and their habitats’ and 'Evolution and Inheritance'. The sessions will compliment our theme work.
Our weekly PE sessions will see us mastering the skills involved in Netball and Orienteering. Whilst our indoor sessions will be focused on Gymnastics.
Within History, we will be exploring the 'The Maya Civilization' and developing our key skills in the analysis of cultural & religious changes, critical analysis of sources, and comparing/contrasting with British History.
Our Geography unit will involve us locating the countries of North America and South America, and the distribution of natural resources within the Amazon climate zone. Fieldwork will consist of: Map work labelling major cities and the study of physical features through digital maps.
During our Computing sessions, we will learn about how to create media (webpage creation using Google Sites) and sharing of data and information through spreadsheets (using Google Sheets). We will also focus on keeping safe using the internet during Safer Internet Day.
Our Art session will involve the investigation of art from the Maya time period with a particular focus on Leonid Artemov’s work. We will use the qualities of acrylic paints to create a visually interesting landscape.
Within DT, we will investigating the artistic creations worn during Maya rituals and religious ceremonies and taking inspiration to create new mystic designs. We will be looking at the work of Julia Taymor.
Language sessions this term will cover ‘Le Week-end’ – describing what you do at the weekend and ‘Moi Dans la Monde’ - exploring French speaking countries and cultures
In our Music lessons this term, we will be learning about the orchestra within a Pop Art theme, recognising the different instruments. We will also understand sounds and scores to compose our own Film Music.
Within RE we will be focusing on Hinduism as we ask the questions:
How can people’s beliefs inspire our lives?
How does personal belief affect the way life is lived?
Our whole class Personal Development unit will cover the theme Living in the Wider World: giving the children a comfortable and open platform to explore ‘Belonging to a community’, ‘Media, literacy and digital resilience’ and the importance of ‘Money and Work’.
Your homework will be uploaded onto Google Classroom every Friday to be submitted by the following Thursday.
A Year 5/6 homework club will also be running this term.
The homework will include a piece of either English or Maths and at times, it may also be a topic based project. We ask that you continue to read at home. Reading both aloud to a grown up and silently to yourself are both important skills to continue practising throughout this year.
We would also like the children to work through a weekly homework checklist which includes: one Spelling Frame test and at least one Read Theory quiz.
We will focus on words taken from the Year 5/6 spelling list which you can find within the ‘Files to download’ section of this webpage. During our English and Grammar sessions in school we will practise these but they will also thread into our learning throughout the week. This ties in with the weekly Spelling Frame test completed in homework.
Please log on to 'Google Classroom' for ongoing updates about class activities, as well as homework and remote learning.
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