welcome to Year 6!
What are Year 6 learning in Autumn?
Authors in year 6 will persuade, engage and inform audiences with a variety of writing pieces this term! There will be opportunities to explore poetry, write informative pieces and have a go at writing imaginative stories. This term, we will also be recapping lots of spelling, punctuation and grammar learning so that our writing makes sense and we produce high quality work. Look out for some published pieces that will be sent home or shared on Google Classroom.
Great readers become great writers, so make sure you are reading inspiring texts to spark your imagination and expose you to new vocabulary to use in your writing.
Mathematicians in Y6 will be revisiting and securing their place value knowledge to 10,000,000. Through discussions, questioning and using prior knowledge, children will apply the 4 operations (+ x - ÷) to solve more complex word problems. Having secure foundations such as times table knowledge and number bonds will ensure our mathematicians will be confident and successful throughout the year - daily practise on BBC bitesize, Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars will support this
Year 6 readers are enthusiastic about books and love to share and discuss what they have read with their peers and teachers. This term, we will be building on all the skills children have learnt last year as well as bringing in some challenging questions. We will also give several opportunities to practise written responses to comprehension questions.
The genres and books we will cover in Autumn term will range from high level picture books such as David Almond’s, Savage to poetry like Benjamin Zephaniah’s, Funky Chicken. We will also be reading the amazing Year 6 summer text 'Little Badman' and discussing the themes and exploring the author's style.
Daily reading and discussions about the world around us will support your child’s understanding, vocabulary and imagination.
Our Year 6 artists have already completed one unit of work, where they produced a watercolour urban landscape based on the local area of Manor Park . They took inspiration from a range of artists from David Hockey’s landscapes to Dreph’s street art portraits that can be found all over London.
Our Year 6 historians will be immersed in our local area and how Manor Park has changed over time, including the effects of WWII. Did you know that Sheringham Primary School was actually once a bomb site? We will have a guest coming in to run an interactive workshop for our historians and we’ll listen to a talk from a historical source on the impact of WWII on other communities.
The theme for our citizens this half term is Being Me in my World. Our Y6 citizens will share their personal goals for the year and reflect on how their behaviour can influence and affect a group. Children will develop their skills in becoming a global citizen and look at what that entails, including what the universal rights for children are.
In the Autumn term, our athletes in Y6 will be focusing on health and fitness. Our aim is for children to safely have fun in game situations and challenges. During the unit, children will become more conscious of their levels of fitness and strive to improve them. Good daily habits such as a balanced nutritious diet, regular exercise and getting enough sleep will support their health and fitness. Getting active together and involving your child in food preparation is beneficial for the whole family!
Design and Technology
At the end of this term, children will undergo a short DT unit, where they will be learning about nutrition and using this knowledge to cook some nutritious food. They will learn to cook a healthy balanced meal safely.
The scientists in Year 6 will be studying all things electricity and light. Understanding that questions don’t always have a definitive answer is one of the key areas of learning. Scientists will use resources to make working circuits and participate in a variety of experiments to see if they can turn objects into a battery! Our children will be working scientifically by asking questions, creating hypotheses, executing fair tests and writing a conclusion based on the results of their experiments.
The children will be learning about similarities and differences between religions and will explore questions such as: What values and practices do religions and world views share? Why is meeting together important for religious people?