In Year 6, our learning continues to be thematic. Here is an outline of our topics for the year:
AUTUMN 1 The World at War
In this topic, we explore what life was like for both those who went to war and those who were left behind during WWI and WWII.
AUTUMN 2 Chocolate
Using Willy Wonka’s creativity and love for all things sweet, we design, make and evaluate our own chocolate bar.
SPRING 1 It’s All Greek To Me!
We take an in-depth look at Greek mythology in this topic to take inspiration for our learning.
SPRING 2 Where Your Wings Were…
The discovery of a mysterious winged creature leads us to make hypotheses about what it could be. Knowledge of unusual creatures inspires us to have open minds about who Skellig is and where he came from.
SUMMER 1 The Amazing Amazon
We join Maia on her voyage to the Amazon Rainforest, following her dreams, having a positive outlook and sense of responsibility, together with ideas concerning respect, prejudice, class and culture.
SUMMER 2 Shakespeare Rocks
Throughout our final half-term at primary school, we will study the work of William Shakespeare and this will provide us with the inspiration for our end of year production- Shakespeare Rocks.
We are extremely lucky in Year 6 to have parts of our curriculum delivered by specialist teachers. We have PE, Music, Recorder/Ukulele Lessons, Spanish and DT each week.
Daily reading continues to be of paramount importance for your child’s development. Your child has a password to access Oxford Reading Buddy. On this platform, they have been assigned to a level that they should be able to read with fluency and confidence. After reading each book, your child should complete the comprehension task to check that they have understood what they have read. Please encourage your child to use Oxford Reading Buddy as often as possible to support the development of their reading and comprehension skills. In addition to completing their reading books, please prioritise reading for pleasure at home. Each week, we share our ‘Recommended Reads,’ so do encourage your child to be ready to talk about a book or author that they are enjoying.
Further home learning is set on a Friday and is due to be handed in the following Wednesday please. We will use Purple Mash and Mathletics to set maths, spelling, reading and topic related tasks. The tasks set will support the learning that your child has completed in school during the week. The children can also work on their recall and fluency by playing on Live Mathletics. We ask that they try their best to earn 1000 points on Mathletics every week please.
In addition to the homework set each week, your child should also be accessing TT Rockstars daily. Times Table recall is an important skill which underpins many areas of the maths curriculum. When your child has learnt a Times Table, TT Rockstars will enable them to practise recalling key facts at speed.
USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS
Our children are very busy collecting green cards which are earned for:
- Having a fantastic attitude towards learning
- Completing work to a high standard
- Demonstrating deep thinking
- Looking out for others
- Being a good friend
- Being a role model for others
The children are aiming each week to be one of the ‘top earners’ of green cards. The 6 top earners of green cards will be invited to a tea party with their teacher and fellow top earners to celebrate their achievements. In addition to this, the children also have the chance to compete for an alternative weekly reward. Every child who has received at least 1 green card during the week will receive a reward card which give them specific privileges in the classroom e.g. choosing where to sit for the day.