Year 6

Class Page for Year 6

Welcome to Year 6! We are delighted with how quickly you have settled and look forward to learning with you.  You have already shown us how responsible and grown-up you are and we know you will make excellent role models for our younger members at BT School.  
On this page you will find lots of information and links to useful websites to help with your learning.

What you need to know:

Drop off time 8.45 - 8.55am

Break time 10.20 – 10.40am

Lunch 12.15-1.15pm

Home time 3.15pm

P.E. will be on a Friday in Week A and a Monday in Week B. Please come to school in PE kit on those days.

Homework will be set on a Thursday and will be due in the following Thursday.  New spelling rules will be added to Teams on a Friday and we will either have a quiz or an activity which incorporates our spelling rule the following Friday. 

Please remember to read to an adult at least 3x per week and bring your signed reading diary in to school every Monday.

What will we be learning this term?

In PSHE, we are exploring happy and healthy friendships. What makes a good friend and how can we deal with any pressure from peers? How might we be feeling about moving to secondary school and making new friends? A lot of this work will be through discussions as a class, where we will also explore our feelings and how to regulate our emotions when times are challenging.  We will continue to use our Zones of Regulation to help identify how we are feeling and building up strategies to use if we feel worried or angry (we all do at times, and that's ok!); our strategies can help us to get back in to the 'green zone', where we feel happy, safe and ready to learn.  Please do let us know if you have any concerns and worries at home so that we can help you with strategies and ideas.  There are also some really useful links in the 'Mental Health' section of this website. 

In English, we are writing recounts which will include personal recounts as well as a recount based on the character from the book 'Eric' by Shaun Tan.  We will also be sharing the book ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio; this will form a basis of our shared reading & writing, whilst also helping us to apply our grammar and punctuation skills. The kindness theme running throughout the novel will be a focus for us all, where we will regularly spot acts of kindness within the class. Later in the term, we will be begin our unit on historical fiction novels such as 'War Game' and will continue to learn, revise and apply our grammar, spelling and punctuation rules.

Our Maths focus is on place value, calculations, measures, fractions, decimals & percentages.  You will practise applying your rapid recall of times tables to these areas and use your knowledge of calculation strategies to carry out data handling and problem solving tasks. 

** Remember to continue to practise your times tables on TT Rock Stars, so that you can improve your speed and accuracy. **

In Geography, we are finding out about rivers in the UK and around the world.  We will use atlases, books and the internet to carry out research and will be learning to use OS maps in preparation for our fieldwork and river study which we hope to carry out when we visit Shropshire later in the year.  We will be using our skills to locate the source of the river and to find different landmarks around the local area. Watch this space!

You can start finding out about the journey of a river by clicking on this website.

Rivers - BBC Bitesize

Our History topic after half term will be ‘Vikings vs Saxons in Britain’ which explores whether everything we read about the Vikings is reliable and true.  Were they really as vicious as they sound or does it depend on the evidence we are using? We will also compare the Viking settlements and way of life with those of the Saxons. Try clicking on the links below to find out more at home.  See if you can research Viking beliefs and stories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/vikings.html

Our Science unit focuses on how light behaves, where we will carry out a range of activities and investigations.  You can find out more here. This unit also focuses on how our eyes detect light - see if you can find out more by clicking here.

The Year 6 Computing and DT unit this term, using Crumble to control a light sensor, links closely to our Science topic as we will be designing our own street light and making a ‘prototype’.  This will involve using software to write our own program in Crumble.

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?’ is our R.E. unit during the Autumn term. Within this topic, we will find out what Christians mean about humans being made in the image of God and being ‘fallen’, learn to describe simply some of the values of both Christians and Humanists, as well as being able to express our own ideas about some big moral concepts, such as fairness and honesty. We will also look at why it might be helpful to follow a moral code and why this might be difficult.

Our spinney and orchard are looking beautiful and we hope to get outside as often as possible to enjoy and explore our wonderful school grounds. 

Parents & carers - please email admin3141@welearn365.com with any questions, important information etc. and the office will pass this on to us. If it is urgent, please speak to us on the playground, either before or after school, or call the school directly on 01926 426020 to arrange an appointment if you would prefer to meet.

We are looking forward to a busy and exciting time with you all. 

Mrs Pepin and Mrs Boak