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St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 6

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 WELCOME TO YEAR 6!

 

The teachers in Year 6 are :

6 YEW                6 Beech                                                                             

Mr Seedat          Ms Lalsing
     
Our teaching assistants are :                                   

Mrs Patel                                                   Mrs Seedat 

Mr Kirkham                                   

 

 

what your child will be learning this term:

 

English

We will be focusing upon reading a variety of narrative texts linked to the Rainforest topic such as: The Great Kapok Tree, Journey to the River Sea and Trash.  Writing will focus creating atmosphere using descriptive language, using a wide range of clause structures, high level vocabulary and using punctuation accurately. Spellings will focus on prefixes and suffixes along with the Year 5/6 end of year spellings.

 

Maths

We will be following the White Rose scheme of work which will focussing on place value and all calculations both written and mental methods, fractions, co-ordinates and aspects of shape.

 

The Rainforest Topic

History/Geography/DT/Art

To name the largest desert in the world and locate desert regions in an atlas.

To identify and name the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn as well as the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.

To create different variations of feathers recording their observations.  

Science

We will be covering the topic of classification on plants and animals.

We will Know and identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Our pioneering scientists will be Carl Linnaeus and Charles Darwin.

RE

We will be studying the topic of Life as a Journey discussing the Life of Jesus also.

We will look at pilgrimages and discuss the concept of important places of worship.

We will study Advent and prophecies.

 

PE – Outdoors

We will be doing hockey and dance.

Gymnastics and badminton

We will plan sensible approaches to physical challenges.

Use & adapt skills & strategies as situations demand.

 

Computing.

We will be learning how to use the internet safely, including an understanding of personal safety and awareness of ICT policies.

 

French

We will be learning French using the new Culturetheque scheme.

 

Music

 

Rock music developed from the Beatles onwards. We will be singing 5 gold rings and other Christmas songs.

 

 

Year 6 Curriculum Map

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Diary Dates:

10th Oct: Come and watch me learn (Reading)

14th Oct: JCA presentation

28-31 Oct: Parent family meetings

13th Nov: Come and watch me learn (Maths)

14th Nov: Remembrance service

 

 

 

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Essential Learning Experiences (ELE)

 

Zoolab: The children have the opportunity to explore Rainforest animals for our topic on the Amazon. They will be able to hold the various rainforest animals and learn about how these animals can adapt to their environment. 

 

Junior Citizenship Awards - 2nd October .

Over the next few weeks, the children will be given the opportunity to explore how they become better citizens in preparation for Year 6 and the transition year into Secondary school. This award will end with a final presentation. 

 

Remembrance day: The children will lead the Remembrance service in school. Parents are welcome to attend and then the children will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph. 

 

Mayan Day: The children will participate in the Mayan activities such as drama , playing Pok a Tok etc. They will be able to dress up as a Mayan and taste authentic chocolate. 

 

Robinwood: The children will build resilience and work as a team to undertake a variety of exciting challenges. The year 6 children love this residential as it enables them to bond with their peers and overcome fears they may have had. Activities include: archery, canoeing,  zip-wire, trapeze and climbing. 

 

Lightwater Valley- Children will be given the opportunity to earn a well deserved treat after a challenging year.  They will develop confidence and self-esteem whilst overcoming their fears. 

 

Year 6 Cathedral visit- Children will spiritually prepare for the next journey of life in this transition period being reminded that God is always with them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homework

Homework should be done daily and will take the form of Maths revision using the my maths website as well as daily reading. Please ensure that you discuss books that the children are reading and ask the children questions. Also please ensure that the reading record books are signed daily. 

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