Year 6

Year 6 Lowry Class

Teacher: Mrs T Coton
Teaching Assistant: Mrs M Ellis

Welcome to the top of the School!

The Summer term will be a busy, but fun term for Year 6, with lots of exciting learning and activities throughout the term!

In Lowry Class this term, we will be learning about the Shang Dynasty including where the Shang Dynasty was created, what life was like, important people in the Shang Dynasty, oracle bones and we will be sketching  bronze Shang Dynasty artefacts. We will be learning about different religions in RE week, creating games in Computing, in P.S.H.C.E. we'll look at working together and learn about Shang Dynasty music.

Our science work involves us looking at classification this term. We’ll be looking at how different things are classified using groups, Latin names and creating botanical drawings.

In Maths we will be looking at statistics, geometry and problem solving.  There will be lots of investigations and there will be a ‘Mastery’ approach to mathematics where children will be able to reason and discuss their ideas behind their maths learning.

In English we’ll be looking at narrative writing, explanations and Shakespeare-play scripts. Additionally, children will continue to learn how to spell Year 5 and 6 spelling words and be looking at different forms of punctuation including dashes, hyphens, semi-colons and colons.

Reading will also be an integral part of the Year 6 English curriculum including daily guided reading sessions and class shared text and children are encouraged to ‘Read for Pleasure’ by reading at home and in our inviting book corner!

PE this term will be Athletics, with the support of Premier Sport, and every Thursday and Friday. 

Year 6 SATS will take place during the week of Monday 14th May to Thursday 17th May.

Responsibilities.

In Year 6 we continue to take on new and exciting responsibilities preparing us for our next stage of learning, and supporting our understanding of our roles in society.  Being a ‘Reception Buddy’ means that we help the younger children with their new school life by: supporting them at play time and being a friend they can ask questions about school.  Every Friday we meet our Reception Buddy to read and share a story together.

Additionally, in Year 6, we become: House Captains, Pupil Voice Leaders and carry out a variety of duties including being librarians and collecting house points.  This helps us to develop our role, as ‘role models’ in school and prepare us for independence into secondary school.

Homework

Homework helps consolidate learning, in class, and it can also help to introduce new topics.  In Year 6, homework will be set each Friday and be expected to be returned the following Wednesday.  The homework will mostly have a maths and English focus, with spellings and grammar forming part of the English homework.  In Year 6 the expectation is to read each day with Year 6 reading records returned each Monday.

Enrichment.

This term we will be going to the Isle of Wight as part of our school residential, which should be an exciting and a great way to end the year.  We’ll also be having our end of year production and the leavers’ assembly.

 

 

 

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