Year 6 Summer Second Half Term 2021
The year 6 teachers are:
Class 6AF – Mrs Fox (Head of Year)
Class 6RM – Mr Maskell
Class 6DS – Mr Smale
Class 6AD – Mrs Dubouchet
Class 6TF – Mr Fletcher
In addition, Year 6 is supported by:
What will we be learning about in school this half term?
Our topic for this half term will be ‘What were the differences between World War 1 and World War 2?’
Through an enquiry based curriculum we teach Maths and Literacy daily and a range of foundation subjects such as: History, Science, Geography, Computing, PE, Art, PSHE, Music and DT.
For the foreseeable future, maths will be taught within classes with additional support and a wider range of differentiation for reinforcement and challenge tasks. An additional maths session has been timetabled, once a week, to purely focus on arithmetic skills. Maths this half term will focus on real life problems involving timetables, money, probability and World War 2 maths.
Homework will be set every Friday through the MyMaths website. We also expect children to use TTRockstars at least three times a week
English skills will be taught in a variety of ways, including specific lessons and through cross-curricular words.
In addition to the genres below, we teach regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and reading comprehension.
Year 6 will be covering the following themes in literacy for this half term:
Our foundation subjects will include:
- Science – body health
- Art/ DT – Creativity/WW2 art
- Computing – Soundscape
- RE – Judaism
- History – WW1/WW2
- PE – Get Set for PE
- Music – Boom Whackers
Please click on the homework tab for our homework policy and suggestions for creative homework tasks for this topic.
We expect all children in this year to work hard. We have high expectations and hope you will support us; you can do this by:
- Ensuring that your child is at school on time and dressed appropriately;
- Dinner money is sent into school on Monday;
- Make sure that your child has a PE kit which is clearly labelled;
- All children my bring a healthy snack;
- Encourage your child to be prepared for the school day with the correct equipment.
- Ensure your child reads every single day for at least fifteen minutes, preferably to an adult
- Mathematics, encourage your child to practise the 4 operations (+, -, x, ÷), learn times tables and use mathematical skills in everyday life, e.g. time and money.
Communication with your child’s class teacher can be made through the home/school diary or informally at the end of the school day. If you wish to make a longer appointment please telephone the school office and this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
The Year 6 team