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Blenhein Primary School

 

welcome to Year 6!

 

 

What are Year 6 learning in Autumn?

WRITING

 

This half term we will be writing a horror narrative based on the short film Alma. The children will be learning how to use expanded noun phrases, ambitious high level vocabulary, short sentences for impact, relative clauses, show not tell, adverbials and varied sentence structures to create fear and suspense. This links to our reading where we are reading the novel ‘A Monster Calls’ by Patrick Ness which explores the themes of fear and suspense. We will be using the sentence structures and taking inspiration from his vocabulary choices to include in our writing.

 

MATHS

The Year 6 mathematicians will be learning all about decimals, fractions and percentages. As well as learning how to add, divide, subtract and multiply decimals and fractions, we will identify the relationship between the three areas of maths (including percentages) and understand how they relate. 

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.

 

READING

 

During our reading lessons this term, we will be focussing on ‘A Monster Calls’ which explores themes of fear, suspense, illness and family dynamics, which links in with our writing unit of a horror narrative. In our reading lessons we will have a focus on reciprocal reading so we can have rich discussions about what is happening in the book and the themes it brings up. We will also be improving our skills of clarifying, predicting, inferring, evaluating and summarising.

Daily reading and discussions about the world around us will support your child’s understanding, vocabulary and imagination. Children are encouraged to choose books from our class libraries that they enjoy to continue their love of reading and promote reading for pleasure.

 

PE

In the second half of Autumn term, our athletes in Y5 will brush up on their basketball skills with Ms Greene-Williams, students will gain confidence in controlling a ball, working as a team or individual in a competitive manner. 

In indoor P.E, pupils will complete a gymnastics unit focussing on balances, they will use a range of rolls and inversions such as cartwheels, forward rolls and round offs. Our gymnasts will be encouraged to work in groups and put this together in a sequence.

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!

 

JIGSAW

The theme for our citizens this half term is Celebrating Differences. Our Y6 citizens will share their opinions through rich discussions and reflect on the idea of ‘normal’ and ‘different’. We aim for our citizens to develop empathy for others and reflect on why people bully. 

 

Science

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 investigations including shadows and how light travels! 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.

 

Religious Education

Our citizens in Year 6 will be encouraged to reflect on what beliefs and values religions and world views share and how they may shape what we see as right or wrong. Children will participate in rich discussions and consider why meeting together is important for religious people.

P.E Days

Please come to school wearing you P.E kit (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers) .  Take note of the weather and make sure you dress appropriately for PE.

 

6B- Ms Bashorun

6Br- Ms Brady

6Mc- Ms McWalter

Tuesday (Outdoor) Tuesday (Outdoor) Tuesday (Outdoor)
Thursday Thursday Thursday

 

 

Current Homework

 Check your Google Classroom for your learning. 

Helpful Links:

  • Develop your maths skills through  Mathletics or Times Tables Rock Stars and fact fluency level you are on. If you have a 123 Maths log in, make sure you log on and practise key maths skills.
  • Practise your spelling by clicking on year 5 and 6, choose the spelling rule, play free games and write sentences with spelling words.
  • Log into your DuoLingo account for Spanish
  • Computing - Touch typing / Create a new game on Scratch
  • Don't forget there are also lots more fun activities on our subject pages!