Welcome to Year 6
We are a hardworking and enthusiastic class, who are eager to learn. We are very busy preparing ourselves for the exciting year ahead.
Year 6 Staff
Our class teacher is Miss James
Miss James enjoys going on adventures with her little boy, during the summer they got the train to Edinburgh and visited the castle and the zoo. Her hobbies are baking and doing her nails, Miss James is also a qualified nail technician. She loves to work out to keep herself healthy, and she loves to buy trainers!
Miss Johnston supports us with our learning in class.
You can find our more about our learning by visiting the Curriculum section of our website.
Click here to see our long term plan to see what we will be learning about this year: Long Term Plan
This half term we will be diving deep into a broad range of topics.
Science: Light. Throughout this topic we will be recapping what the children have previously learnt within this topic and expanding their knowledge looking at: how light travels, how we see objects, how the eye works, why shadows have the same shape as the object that casts them, including an investigation based on shadows and looking into how simple optical instruments work.
History: Ancient Greece. The children will learn about City States and in particular, the characteristics of Athens and Sparta with a focus on the role of women, Greek warfare with a focus on The Battle of Marathon, democracy in Ancient Greece and the significance of the Acropolis and to understand the importance and role of theatre in Ancient Greece.
Geography: Rivers. This half term we will revisit the main events in the water cycle, understanding that it is a close cycle that keeps on going, use the index in an atlas to find rivers, describe the place in which the source of a river is found and identify the sea a river flows into. and describe how a river erodes a river bank and how deposition changes the shape of a river.
RE: Domestic church – Loving. During this topic we will learn how God loves and cares for his people even in difficult times and how he loves us unconditionally – making links to our own lives and the wider community.
PE. This half term, the children are very busy with PE. Our PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays – on these days the children are expected to come to school in the correct PE kit. Wednesday – the children will be taught PE by Mr storey. Thursdays – The children will take part in a Wheelchair Basketball session on the morning and go swimming on an afternoon.
Spellings and times tables are sent out at the beginning of each half term and will be tested in class on a Friday morning. The children are expected to spend time learning these. In year 6, I ask the children to read independently on a daily basis and complete their own reading record, these will be collected in and checked each Friday, this is also the day to change reading books if needs be. As year 6 is a transition year into secondary school, they are expected to complete homework on time and return it to school when requested. Consequences will be given for those who do not read, learn spellings or complete homework on time.
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