Welcome to year 6J
Welcome back to you all after a lovely Easter break and a well-earned rest. This term is going to be very busy and we have lots of fun activities planned for you all to enjoy!
We will be posting lots of photographs and documents to aid learning on the school website and on Dojo to keep you updated of all of the fun things we get up to.
Take a look at our planning documents below to find out more about what we will be learning this year.
The children in year 6 will be continuing our topic of geometry; This includes solving problems involving angles, investigation angles in triangles and quadrilaterals, drawing shapes and nets and investigating angles in circles.
Our topic after that will be position and movement. During this topic the children will be describing positions, movements and reflections, drawing polygons and using algebra to describe movements.
The children in year 6 will also be focusing on fluency and arithmetic and completing more work on this topic in small groups.
In Literacy the children will be reading the text The Journey by Francesca Sanna. During this topic the children will be writing letters to some of the characters in the book, completing a report on refugees, conducting a speech to talk about the rights of refugees, taking part in a debate and writing a narrative to describe a setting.
The children will take part in 3 reading sessions every week which will focus on reading comprehension by using a range of questioning techniques. The children will also be reading independently or with a member of staff daily to develop their fluency.
In Science the children will be learning all about Animals Including Humans. During this topic the children will be learning how to identify and name the parts of the human circulatory system and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. The children will also be finding out ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals and humans.
They will also be learning how the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle can affect the bodies function.
In History the children will be learning all about The Impact of WW1 on women and children. They will also be learning about the role of suffragettes and the important roles that women took on during this time.
In Geography the children will be learning all about people of the planet and migration. During this topic the children will be learning about what migration is, how poverty can affect the lives of people and what countries are affected by poverty.
In DT the children will be designing and making their own waistcoats. They will be cutting and sewing material to create something very special for when they leave St Thomas’s.
In Art the children will be designing and making their own memory box. They will be drawing still life sketches, using charcoal and mixing paints. These images will be transferred onto the memory box and filled with lots of memories of school.
The children will be given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.
Please click below to assess the TTRS website
Our P.E topic for this term is dance. The children do not need to bring a P.E kit for this term but will need to wear pumps or trainers if possible.
Children will be given a spelling list every Thursday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following Thursday. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.
Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.
Reading books will be changed every Friday. Please ensure that books are in school by Thursday. Library books will be changed every week. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us in the morning or at the end of the school day.
Mrs James, Mrs McQuillton-Morgan and Mrs Hanson