The teachers in Year 6 are :
6 Yew 6 Beech
Mr Seedat Miss Sheth
Teaching assistant: Mrs Patel Teaching assistant: Mrs Seedat
Supporting teachers: Mrs Watson and Mrs Shivnan
Year 6 start and end times: 8.30am -3.00pm (Robinson Street)
Welcome back for Summer!
During this challenging year, your support has been much appreciated by all staff. We hope we can continue to work together to create even more special memories with the Year 6 children in their final term at St Stephen's.
Core subject Focus Areas:
The Wolf Wilder by Katehrine Rundell will form our guided reading text this term. Children will embed inference skills and will continue to be given opportunities to develop their fluency and oracy skills throughout the curriculum. In order to continue supporting the school’s priority of reading, please
Writing will follow the ‘Talk for Writing’ strategies and children will continue to develop their written skills in a range of ways. Children will be putting their creative writing skills to the test by writing an alternative ending and a piece of dialogue for a missing scene.
Our Maths focus this half term will be Geometry- properties of shape. This will involve recovering objectives from last year such as: using a protractor to draw and measure angles, drawing shapes accurately and working out missing angles . Children will be provided with the opportunity to use concrete, pictorial and abstract methods to gain a strong understanding of mathematical concepts. We will also study statistics, including different graphs and charts.
Arithmetic will, as always, also continue to be a focus throughout this term.
Big question: How can we reduce the amount of electricity we use?
This term will continue our focus on the Physics strand, electricity in particular. Children will be investigating how to change the brightness, speed and volume of a buzzer as well as question, reason and explain the cause and effects in varying the components of a circuit.
Foundation subject Focus Areas:
British Value: Tolerance
PSHE : Independence and responsibility
RE : Ascension and Pentecost
History: Have the World's deserts always been deserts?
Music : You've got a friend- Carole King's music
DT: Designing and making a fairground using an electrical motor
Computing: Electronic communication and Internet safety
PE: Dance and Gymnastics
Passport for Life: Blackburn Rovers sessions and Mad Science (Tuesday afternoon)
It is essential that homework tasks are completed on a daily basis, in the set time. Tasks will be set from the revision books, on the My Maths website and the Showbie learning platform. Daily reading should also take place at home. 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.