Welcome to our Year 6 class page!
We are hoping you have all had a lovely break after what was a busy but fun-filled half term. We are equally excited about this coming half term where we will have lots more to learn and many exciting opportunities to look forward to.
Mrs Flint will continue to teach Year 6 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons and Miss Jarman will teach on Wednesday mornings, Thursdays and Fridays. Mrs Radley will be supporting the learning in Year 6 throughout the week.
We are starting this term with a history unit of work that is sure to captivate and engage Year 6! The unit centres on ‘Crime and Punishment’ and how it has changed over a period of 1000 years. During this unit, we will learn about how criminals were punished 800 years ago. We’ll delve into the legend of Robin Hood and the evolution of punishments in the years since.
As well as learning about this thematic historical unit, Year 6 will also be exploring the unit, ‘Animals, including Humans’ in Science. We’ll learn about the human circulatory system and its main parts. As the unit moves on, we’ll also describe the functions of the heart, blood and blood vessels. We’ll also explore the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function.
Alongside these interesting and engaging units of work, we’ll also be challenging our musical abilities during our weekly music sessions on Mondays and perfecting our Spanish on Tuesdays.
Some key information:
Music – Monday mornings
Spanish with Mrs Padgett – Tuesday mornings
P.E with Mrs Flint – Monday afternoons
P.E. with Hayley – Tuesday afternoons
Year 6 are expected to read at least three times a week for 20 minutes or more and to have their reading diaries signed by a grown up at home. They are welcome to read either their reading book, their Top 10 read or another book they may have at home as long as these are clearly recorded. The children’s diaries will be checked on a Monday morning to see if this has been completed and if it hasn’t, or they don’t have their reading diary, they will be required to stay in during Monday play time to catch up with their reading. Year 6 are also expected to complete one of the reading tasks at the front of their diaries and these will be checked on a Friday.
Homework will be given out on Seesaw on a Wednesday and will consist of maths and spelling activities. We expect that this homework will be completed by the following Monday. We are trying to prepare Year 6 for high school so if children do not complete homework, they will need to do it on a Monday in their own time (play time).
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Jarman, Mrs Flint and Mrs Radley