Welcome to Year 6!
A very warm welcome to Year 6. I hope that you all had restful break and are ready for our first half term together in Year 6. This half term, we have lots to look forward to as we continue on our learning journey, working and worshipping together. Attached below is a summary of the subject focuses we will be looking this half term.
In English, this half term, we will become magicians and will be basing our outcomes around the fantasy genre. To help us immerse ourselves in this exciting genre we will be joining Daniel as he enters a mysterious shop destine to change his life forever ...
Orphaned as a toddler and growing up in a children's home, Daniel is constantly picked on by Spud Harper and his gang of bullies. However, his life changes forever when he stumbles upon The Nowhere Emporium, which has mysteriously arrived in Glasgow.
Its owner and creator, Lucien Silver, quickly spots something special about Daniel. He invites him to come and work at the Emporium, which can inexplicably travel anywhere in the world and at any time. It doesn't take long for Silver to realise the true extent of Daniel's talent - and so begins an exciting adventure to save the Emporium from his lifelong arch-nemesis, Vindictus Sharpe.
Throughout the unit, the children will have some wonderful opportunities to immerse themselves in the world of fantasy writing. We will use the class texts to help us to create our own fantasy stories based on a model text with an innovated plot structure, using plot patterns and shared writing techniques incorporating all our new and old grammar skills as we develop our ideas. Over the half term, we will be creating our very own novels on a theme which we will then present and share with some of our younger children in school.
We will bring the half term to a close by focussing our attention on an information hybrid text in the form of a magazine page.
In Mathematics, we will be starting the half term by focussing on Place Value . In this area of study we will be concentrating on:
Following this we will shift our focus to Number - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division when the children will be using and developing their skills to:
You can help your child at home by helping them to practice their times tables and division facts. Just ten minutes a day will make all the difference to their rapid recall.
“God created the world to show forth and communicate his glory: that his creatures should share in his truth, goodness and beauty – this is the glory for which God created them.” (CCC319)
At Sacred Heart, Religious Education is at the core of the core curriculum, it is embedded in everything we do and say. This half term in Year 6 we will be busy exploring the connect of the Dignity of the human person and the Common Good. Christians believe that the diversity of the world and its people is God’s gift. Jesus in his life and gospel, challenges people to appreciate diversity and to create with it a harmony that reflects the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our learning this half term will give us the tools needed to ensure that we recognise God's gift to through humanity.
This half term in History, we will be conducting a local history project focusing on the history of our very own Preston Docks. Throughout the half term we will be:
Our Science topic this half term will focus on Biology as we look closely at the classification of living things. In this unit we will be working to:
We will work scientifically by:
In French this half term, we shall be looking at Fruit and Vegetables. In this unit, the children will be focussing on:
Art this half term will see Year 6 we will be working to understand and apply the principles of painting. The children will be challenged to use Georgia O'Keefe as an inspiration to:
ICT this year is a project that will take us through the whole academic year as we become App. Planners. This half term we will be working towards the outcome of producing a presentation to pitch a smartphone or tablet app. By the end of the half term, the children will be confident in:
Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education this half term is dedicated to 'New Beginnings' In this unit, the class will be encouraged to think about:
In Music this half term all our learning will focus around the contemporary song 'Happy' In this unit children will be working to:
General Class information
By Year 6, children are confident with reading, the task now is to ensure that children understand what they are reading. It is important that they read a wide variety of genres and text types. Fiction, non-fiction, leaflets, websites, newsletters etc. The more children read and discuss the deeper their understanding becomes. Encourage the children to explain what they have read, ask them questions and describe how they know the answers. On occasion allow them just to read for pleasure, because they want to and they are enjoying it. Read with them and continue to read to them. Love books together!
PE sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoons. This half term our focus will be on Dance for all Ages. Remember to arrive in school each Wednesday in full PE kit and trainers or pumps. You will remain in your PE kit for the entire day.
Snack & Water
Toast is available to children for snack. Children must pay £1 at the beginning of the week via the ParentPay app for a slice of toast each day. Children are able to bring in their own snack for playtime. This can be a cereal/breakfast bar, fruit or veg. If you would like your child to bring in their own bottle, please ensure the bottle is clearly labelled with the child's name.
Each Thursday the children are fortunate enough to be taught by Mrs Eddlestone for the entire day.
If you have any queries or just want to chat about your child's progress, feel free to make an appointment with the school office.