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Year 6

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Class Teacher: Miss Barrett
LSA: Mrs Harrison

Please read below for all the fun and exciting topics we will be learning in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 6 team.

Updates, homework, and messages will also be shared on our class SeeSaw page.

Remote learning

If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will replicate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.

 

Reading at Home

We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child but we do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them. Reading at home doesn’t always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game! You may want to choose a book from ‘Christ Church Virtual Library’ which is filled with a variety of texts and audiobooks for you to read at home for FREE! You will find Christ Church Virtual Library on your ‘Task’ section on Seesaw. Simply click on a book cover of your choosing. I wonder which books will be your favourite? I wonder if anyone could get through them all?

FREE eBook Library from Oxford Owl for Home: 

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?login-error=true

Maths - Place Value

Our focus this half term is Number up to 10 million. We will have regular arithmetic practise to get use to test style questions in preparation for SATs. Multiplication facts are also a key area of learning during our time in Year 6.  TTRockStars is fantastic at learning and practicing these calculations and should be accessed regularly at home.  

English - Street Child

Our class read this half term is following the character Jim Jarvis and his struggle through poverty in Victorian London. We will use our enriching topics and class reader to begin to develop fantastic pieces of writing as well as daily novel reading sessions.

Science

In Science this year, we will revisit and learn new themes each week. We have some great topics this year which are listed below. 

Biology - Animals including Humans and Circulatory System

Chemistry - Everyday Materials and States of Matter

Physics - Light, Sound and Earth and Space

 

History - The Victorians

Let's explore what life was like for children and adults during the reign of Queen Victoria. Did children go to school? What jobs were available? What was our justice system like?

 

Geography - Extreme Earth
Earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes and more! We will be learning about these super destructive acts of nature and how they occur. Could you imagine what it might be like to experience one of these disasters? 

 

Art  - Fauvism (Textile)
Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a group of early twentieth-century modern artists whose works emphasised painterly qualities and strong colour over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.


Design Technology - Gingerbread Houses
Mmm...can you already smell the delicious aroma of the gingerbread houses cooking? We may even get the chance to add some Christmas sparkle!

 

Religious Education - Ideas about God

What words would you use to describe God? What does God do all day? Does God really know everything? How do you know? Is this topic, we will be discussing what we know about God, using the Bible as evidence.

P.E

Our P.E days this term are Monday and Tuesday

Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their full P.E kit. PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside.

Water bottles & snacks

Don’t forget to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day. Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.

 

 'The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion'  Psalm 116:5