Year 6

Year 6 Lowry Class

Teacher: Mrs Coton
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Ellis

Welcome to the top of the School!

In Lowry Class this term, we will been learning about Volcanoes including how they are created, the different types and where they are located.  As part of Art and DT, we will create landscape pictures of volcanoes by looking at the work of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Monet. In RE will be learning about Sikhism, Computing websites, P.S.H.C.E. setting goals and ‘Journeys’ in music.

Our science work involves us looking at electricity and light this term.  To help with our understanding about these topics we will be  investigating how electricity is generated, creating and drawing circuits and explaining how they work.  Additionally, with light we’ll be investigating light sources, how light refracts and creating shadows.

In Maths we will be looking at: decimals, percentages and geometry.  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, balanced argument, poetry and non-chronological reports.   We’ll be investigating the question ‘Is graffiti art?’ and looking at Journey poems by Robert Frost and writing non-chronological reports about volcanoes.  Additionally, children will continue to learn how to spell 5 and 6 spelling words.

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: hockey and football, with the support of Premier Sport, and will be every Thursday and Friday. 

Responsibilities.

In Year 6 Lowry 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 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 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.  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 and additionally, we’ll be learning how to ride our bikes safely on the road during our bikes during Bikeability week, which is 2nd March -9th March 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Important Dates

Monday 26th February
Medical Detection Dogs visit
Friday 2nd March
Maya Workshop for Monet Class

A visit from Mexicolore who will lead us in an all day interactive Maya workshop.

Tuesday 20th March
Parents' Consultation
Thursday 22nd March
Parents' Consultation
Wednesday 28th March
Easter Service Whole School

Drop children at St Margaret's Church at 9am. Infants to be collected by parents/carers at 10am from Church to return to school. Juniors will walk back via the orchards, stopping for a snack. Infants are welcome to join the walk at parents'/carers' discretion. If weather is dreadful, we will use the school hall.

Thursday 29th March
End of Term 4
Monday 16th April
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Wednesday 25th April
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