Welcome to year 6!
Welcome to the year 6 area, we have an exciting year planned for your child and hope they enjoy their journey with us.
6SA – Miss Alam
6SN – Miss Nash
6EC – Miss Constanti
Shackleton’s Journey is a unique visual re-telling of Ernest Shackleton’s landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. William Grill’s impeccably researched and informative illustrations celebrate the 100th anniversary since the historic exploration by Shackelton and his crew on Endurance .
To find out more about who Ernest Shackleton was, please click on this link.
The children will explore the fascinating text, Shackleton’s Journey, through; role play, research, fact file writing tasks and exploration of language. In addition, we will be using the epic story of Shackleton’s Journey as our writing stimulus for our own writing, we will include a range of sentence types and new and exciting vocabulary and punctuation.
This half term, we will be exploring the following topics in Maths; place value, ordering numbers to ten million, rounding, negative numbers, written methods for addition and subtraction and a range of mental strategies. We will do this through, mental arithmetic tests, using various apparatus and pictorial representations.
In Science this half term, we will be focusing our learning on Evolution and Inheritance. We will be looking into the theories of evolution and survival of the fittest by Charles Darwin and which features and traits we inherit from our parents. As well as this, we will be looking at working scientifically, making predictions, planning fair tests and experiments and recording data and observations.
To find out more about who Charles Darwin was, please click on this link.
This half term, your child will be using terminology, facts and examples accurately to display their understanding of how the World has changed due to humans.
This half term, we will be learning about lucky charms and how they held sentimental value for crew members when going to sea for long periods of time with Ernest Shackleton. The children will explore lucky charms through the medium of clay, they will research, design and make their own lucky charm to give to another child in their class. They will also explore the different artistic techniques that can be achieved when using clay.
In music this half term, your child will be learning advance instrumental and rhythmical music skills and will show an understanding of musical vocabulary. The children will also, learn lyrics and preparation for recitals.
In Spanish this half term, the children will be writing about themselves, this will include: their name, how old they are, their favourite colour and where they live. In addition, they will learn question words and conjunctions which they will use to extend their sentences.
This half term, the children will be studying the six main world religions of; Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. In addition to this, your child will focus their learning on some of the current festivals, such as Rosh Hashanah.
Year 6 will be reviewing the online safety rules and completing the pupil online safety acceptable use agreement form. The whole class will also sign a ‘Queenswell Online Safety Rules’ for display in class. In addition to this, the children will take on an iPad project that will be based on their Learning Journey topic Shackleton’s Journey.
Please ensure that your child has their PE Kit at school every Monday ready for their two PE lessons.
6SA – Tuesday and Thursday
6SN – Tuesday and Thursday
6EC – Tuesday and Wednesday
Indoor – Gymnastics 1 (Synchronization and Cannon)
I can perform difficult combinations fluently with control.
I can work in a team to judge and evaluate others performances.
Outdoor – Invasion Games (Netball/ Basketball)
I can choose when and how to pass, so that my team keep possession.
I can use attacking and defending skills appropriately in games.
I know the importance of being fit as well as what types of fitness are most important when playing Netball.
I can plan and lead skill practices for Netball.
I can identify aspects of my own and others’ performances that need improvement, and suggest how to improve them.
I can plan and use tactics with my team to be successful in a Hi-Five game.
The children will be given three pieces of homework each week. All pieces of homework are due every Monday. We would also recommend that the children read every night for at least ten minutes and practise their timetables when possible.
Spelling homework goes home on Thursday.
English homework goes home on Tuesday.
Maths homework goes home on Wednesday.
If you would like to help your child at home, please click on the following links;
The children will be asked to complete a piece of challenge homework each half term, based on their Learning Journey topic – this piece of homework is NOT optional.
Create a Shackleton’s Journey inspired drawing in the style of William Grill.
Create a 3D model of a ship that could have been used during the voyage.
Use an old shoe box to recreate an Antarctic landscape.
The children asked some ‘Big Questions’ in RE. These are questions that no one has the answer to, take a look at some of our unanswerable questions!