Hello and Welcome to Year 6!
In year 6, we are taught by Mrs Smith, Miss Hetherington and Mrs Watson. Supporting us in class are Mrs Purvis and Mr Curd.
Spring Term 2022
This term, our topic in year 6 is The Maya. We will be looking at the importance of this ancient civilisation and comparing it with what life was like at the time in Britain and different eras across history. We will be using our historical skills to evaluate sources of evidence and make inferences about the era using knowledge from previous year groups. In D&T we will be learning the skills needed to make Mayan masks and a Mayan feast. We will look at the geographical location and how this has changed over time, as well as make contrasts between the UK and South America (to consolidate and revisit our previous topic). In our art lessons, we will be looking at the work of Frida Kahlo and producing work in her style, using skills previously learned and then adding new ones to show progression across the year. In literacy, each group will be working on a variety of genres and grammar techniques from Alfred Noyes, the Highwayman to The Piano, and of course work linked to The Maya. In science we will be looking at animals including humans where we will once again be undertaking a range of investigations and experiments. For example, the effects of different exercises on our heart rate. In RE we will be looking at what a church is and why the Qur’an is important to Muslims. Keep an eye out for our amazing work!
Dates for your diary
National Story telling Week 30th January until 4th February 2022
World Book Day Friday 4th March 2022
SAT Test Year 6 Monday 9th May until Thursday 12th May (more information will be provided before these begin).
Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned to school on a Tuesday. Children should complete their homework at the weekend and if there are any issues or anyone is struggling, staff are on hand on a Monday to support where needed.
Spellings are given out every week on Monday to learn for a quiz on a Friday.
This term, year 6’s PE slot is on a Tuesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a white PE top, blue PE shorts and trainers in school with them on this day. Children may go outside for PE lessons so can also bring a sensible sports hoodie into school to wear if needed. All year 6 children will swim this year-letters will be sent out when it is your child’s class’ turn.
Please bring your home reader in every day and make sure it’s signed by your parent or carer. Remember when you have read 10 books you will receive a prize! Check out the reading punch cards on our English Page!
Use the links below to help you keep up to date with your child’s learning:
Here are some websites our Year 6 pupils might find useful:
The English area of the Bitesize website is packed with activities and questions to help you prepare for the National Tests in English.
These revision pages have been put together by Woodlands Junior School to help students with their revision. http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/interactive/literacy/index.htm
You might like to try some spelling practise on this BBC spelling site
Get your head around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Take a visit to Gere’s Bike Shop and help them read their graphs and charts. Practise working out the mode, median and mean for a set of numbers. Take a look at time, mass and capacity. Investigate the properties of different shapes. Get your brain ticking with some mental maths questions.
Practise your tables on times tables rockstars:
Woodlands Junior School has several fun online interactive activities to help not only improve your mental maths skills, but also to help you with SATs Revision too!
This website has lots of fun maths games:
Here are some documents to support your child’s learning at home: