Welcome to our Year 6 class page

Class Page for Year 6

What an excellent start to Year 6! We are delighted with how quickly you have settled and look forward to learning with you.  
On this page you will find lots of information and links to useful websites to help with your learning.

Year 6 Timetable Autumn 2020 - what you need to know:

Drop off time 8.45am

Break time 10.15-10.30am

Lunch 12.40-1.10pm

Lunchbreak 1.10-1.40pm

Home time 2.55pm

P.E. will be on a Thursday in Week 1 and a Tuesday in Week 2Please come to school in PE kit on those days.

(For Week 1 and Week 2 dates please click here.)

 Homework will be set on a Friday 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.

Below you will find links to information about Myton School and Alcester Grammar. You can also find links to leaflets at the bottom of the page.

Alcester Grammar School

Myton School

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. 

It is important that we can explore and try to make sense of the changes to our daily life.  Our English unit will help us to do this as it has strong links to PSHE and feelings, as we begin sharing the beautiful book ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. It will help us to think about returning to school and a new ‘normal’ after a long period away from our friends and teachers.  We will be using our discussions around the book to inspire us in our letter writing and poetry.

You can click here to listen to this wonderful story.

Also this term we are writing recounts, including personal recounts and a recount based on the character from the book 'Eric' by Shaun Tan.  We are also writing our own spy thrillers, based on novels written by Anthony Horowitz, as well as focussing on historical fiction novels such as 'War Game'.  We will continue to learn and revise 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 **

Our History topic is ‘Vicious Vikings?’ which explores whether everything we read about the Viking is reliable and true.  Were they really as vicious as they sound or does it depend on the evidence we are using? 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

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!

Our Science unit focuses on how light behaves, where we will carry out a range of activities and investigations.  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, building on our skills from Year 4.

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.

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

Mrs Pepin and Mrs Boak