Year 6 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 6
Teacher: Mrs Gallagher
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Deavall & Mrs Hammond
Here is an outline of the interesting and fun activities we have planned for the year.
During the autumn term Year 6 will be looking into wars through time and investigating the question: ‘”Is there ever a place for War? We will locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on where wars occur – past and present. In Science we will be researching Living things and their habitats. Children will present a report of their findings through writing, displays and presentations.
In spring we will be developing our enquiry skills and investigating persuasive writing – pros and cons of mobile phones- leading to creating an advert! This topic allows the children to experience writing across the curriculum – we will be looking at different types of persuasive writing/adverts as inspiration for writing/filming. In DT we will be studying pulleys and gears linked with Science (Electricity) creating our moving mechanism.
In summer we will be locating the world’s countries, using maps to focus on South America concentrating on environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities. We will be reporting findings from investigations through written explanations and conclusions in science focusing on light.
Please ensure that children have both indoor and outdoor PE kits in school each day. Outdoor PE takes place on a Thursday and indoor gymnastics/dance is on a Tuesday.
Spellings and homework
There are weekly spellings taken from the Year 5 and 6 spellings list. We will have a spelling quiz every Thursday. Please encourage your child to work on their spellings regularly.
Homework is to be handed in every Friday ready to be marked. We will be having a class assembly on Friday afternoon where the children can share their work and news.
Reading and Times Tables
It is essential that your child reads every day. They do not always have to read a school book but please encourage your child to read something every day. And make a note of it in their reading journals. We are working with the children to consolidate all 12 x 12 facts, including inverse; please help them learn their tables regularly at home.
Please ensure that children have a water bottle in school each day. We encourage them to take their bottles home each afternoon so they can be washed.
In Key Stage 2, children are encouraged to bring a snack to school to eat at break time. Please ensure that this is a piece of fruit/vegetable.
Please use Class Dojo to contact Year 6 and look out for class messages and photos.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or queries.
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