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Welcome to Year 6
We are a hardworking and vibrant Year 6 class. Our class teachers are Mrs Peverall & Mrs Kidd and we also work with Mrs Burnside & Mrs Harvey.
Our Curriculum & Learning
In Year 6, we focus on a different topic each half term. This topic will create an overarching theme to our learning in other subjects. We will begin each topic with a ‘hook’ lesson to trigger our imaginations and leave us ready to learn more! Topic work allows the children to make links between subjects and gain a deeper understanding.
For further information and termly topic webs, please visit our dedicated Curriculum Page
Our English work is taught using a class novel. We read a different novel every half term and our English work links to the novel where possible. Our novels are often inspired by our topic work to allow links to be made during lessons.
We share our novel during story time and this gives us the opportunity to simply enjoy listening to a story which we then discuss the next day.
Our comprehension and writing tasks link to our novel sand we complete a range of writing genre in our lessons. Our reading lessons for on developing of skills linked to film clips, novel extracts, images and we use Reading VIPERS to help us with this.
Autumn Term Novels
Percy Jackson and the Lighting thief by Rick Riordan
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Spring Term Novels
The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Summer Term Novels
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
Our Maths focuses on the skills developed through White Rose Maths. We follow the block planning schedule and differentiate the lessons to meet the needs of the children. We use a variety of White Rose teaching methods throughout our lessons.
Over the course of the year, we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our learning focuses on vocabulary as well as concrete, pictorial and abstract skills to develop the understanding required for each block of work.
Click below to see our Medium Term Planning for Maths:
Our Topic Work
We begin the year exploring our topic ‘It’s Electric’. The children will learn about Electricity in Science alongside links to other subjects. The children will be reading a novel linked to the theme of Electricity and using this to inspire our reading and writing lessons. Our Humanities work will focus on Geography for the first half term and the children will develop their map work skills linked to the forests of the world, with a study of South America. Our Design and Technology work will link to the theme of Electricity as the children become inventors!
We begin the second half of the Autumn term with our topic ‘Shine Bright’. During this topic, the children will continue to develop their reading and writing skills through our novel ‘War Horse’. We will learn about light and how we see thanks to our amazing eyes in Science. In Humanities, we will focus on History this half term and learn more about World War One. We will be learning about the impact of World War One at a local level and the difference it made to families in Durham and our local area. Our Creativity lessons will allow us to explore the artists who were influenced by World War One in their work and the techniques which they used.
The Circle of Life
We begin the Spring term with our topic ‘The Circle of Life’. The children will learn about the classification of living things in Science and link this to their DT work as we create a new animal and habitat. In English we will be reading ‘The Animals of Farthing Wood’ and linking this to our VIPERS work and writing lessons. In Geography, the children will be learning about the village of Ushaw Moor and plan their own field trip (Covid restrictions permitting) in the local area.
This is me!
During the second half of the Spring term, the children will be learning more about themselves! We will be finding out how the circulatory system and heart work in Science and then we will learn about healthy lifestyles and how to take care of our bodies. The children will also be learning about the causes of World War Two and how this impacted the local area during our Humanities work. During our Creativity lessons, the children will be developing their drawing techniques and skills as they learn about self portraits.
Our topic for the summer term is ‘All Change’. This topic will run for the full summer term in all lessons. In Science, the children will learn about evolution and inheritance and the importance of fossils. Our Geography work for the first half term will allow the children to compare and contrast a place in South America to our local area. The children will explore South American art work and use these are inspiration for their own creations in art. The children will move on to Design and Technology and History in the second half of the term as our learning progresses.
We begin the year with our challenge grids for homework. The children will be given a grid of suggested tasks which they are expected to complete one per week. Homework will be shared on the Class Dojo pages and children are asked to post their work on Class Dojo by a specific day each week. The tasks completed are worth different amounts of Dojos which will be rewarded in class.
As the year progresses, the children will complete tasks linked to our assessment preparation.
Spring term update – The children will begin their focus task books linked to our SAT preparation after half term. These will focus on key skills in Maths, Reading and SPaG.
Our class newsletters are sent home via email every half term. The newsletter will share important information about what we are learning in class and share any upcoming events.
Please click below to see our Newsletters:
Archived Class Activities
Please view our Archived Class Activities by clicking the links below:
- Archived Year 6 2020-2021
- Archived Year 6 2019-2020
- Archived Year 6 2018-2019
- Archived Year 6 2017-2018
- Archived Year 6 2016 -2017
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