Year 6

Year 6 Lowry Class

Teacher: Mrs Coton
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Ellis

Welcome to the top of the School!

In Year 6, this term we will been learning about World War 2.  We will be learning about rationing, The Blitz, evacuees and Anne Frank and investigating and evaluating source from WW2.  As part of our Art and DT we will create a WW2 recipe and create drawings and sculptures in the style of Lowry and Moore. In RE we will be learning about Judaism, ICT App designing, P.S.H.C.E. teamwork and music investigating musicians and composers and music from WW2.

Our science work involves us looking at ‘Inheritance and Evolution’ and ‘Animals and Humans’ this term.  To help with our understanding about these topics we will be: investigating, researching and finding out about the different inherited and adapted characteristics human have and how the bodies of humans and animals function by looking at the circulatory system, respiration and digestive system.

In Maths we will be looking at: place value, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction, shape, angles and fractions.  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 will be looking at fiction writing, biography and poetry.  Exploring text genres in ‘Funny, Frightening and Fantastic’’; creating newspaper reports and writing evacuee letters.  This will be supported by, learning spellings and grammar to help with developing writing skills. 

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: tennis and football, with the support of Premier Sport, and will be every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Responsibilities.

In Lowry we 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 Matisse buddy to read and share a story together.

Additionally, in Year 6 Lowry 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 Lowry, homework will be set each Friday and be expected to be returned the following Wednesday.  The homework will have mostly have a maths and English focus, with spellings and grammar forming part of the English homework.  In Year 6 Lowry the expectation is to read each day with reading records returned each Monday.

Enrichment.

This term we hope to be visiting our pen pals in Eltham, London at Middle Park School.  Also, nearer Christmas time we will be singing to the Hospice in the Weald and creating Christmas wreaths!

 

 

 

 

 

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Important Dates

Tuesday 12th December
Carols By Candlelight

6pm at St Margaret's Church

Thursday 14th December
Infants Christmas Production
Friday 15th December
Reception Nativity
Wednesday 20th December
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Thursday 4th January
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Tuesday 6th February
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