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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.
Click on the links below to find out more about our Topic and English work.
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.
Click below to see our Medium Term Planning for English:
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.
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.
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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