Welcome to 6B
Welcome to Class 6B’s page. Here you will find out about what we are going to be learning this term and any key pieces of information that you will need to know. I am Miss Jacks, the class teacher, and Miss Woodward is our Level 4 Teaching Assistant. In Year 6, we have extremely high expectations and expect that all members of our class will live out our vision and become the best for God that they can be, in all they do.
In English this term, we will be learning about a range of story genres including: mystery stories, stories with a flashback and stories with a twist. For non-fiction writing, we will be learning about the structure and language features of newspapers and balanced reports. We will also be looking closely at poetry with imagery. Each week in Reading, we will focus on one of the reading VIPERS – vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarise/sequence through a range of different texts. Our class novel this term is Skellig by David Almond.
In Maths this term, we will develop our understanding of measure by converting units. After this, we will have a particular focus on perimeter, area and volume. We will then move onto number and ratio. Throughout all of our Maths lessons, we will ensure that there is a range of reasoning and problem solving taking place which will help the children in our class to become confident mathematicians.
In Religious Education, our unit of work is ‘Why is the Exodus such a significant event in Jewish and Christian history?’ In this unit, we will be developing an understanding of the Jewish and Christian faith and why Exodus holds such a significant place in both religions.
In Science this term, we will be exploring Light, looking closely at why we need light and how we use it. In Geography, we will be learning all about Brazil. We will be identifying and locating Brazil’s environmental regions, understanding geographical similarities and differences of Brazil and understanding the differences between the urban and rural environment in Brazil.
In Computing, we will be developing and creating a text-based adventure game and after half term, we'll start to think about algorithms. In French, our focus will be developing vocabulary based on the topic ‘My Home’. In Music, we will be exploring 70’s ballad and pop music. In PSHE this term, we will be looking closely at influences and attitudes to ‘Money and Finance’ risks.
In PE, we will continue to develop our fitness by improving our gymnastics skills. After that, we'll work on new skills in tag rugby. Children will learn new fast-moving skills by rapidly switching from attack to defence which will mean that a range of skills will be cultivated and developed during this term. This term in Art, the children will focus on the topic of ‘Stylish Streets’ and will be looking closely at the work of Banksy.
In Year 6, we expect all children to be confident and fluent when recalling times tables up to and including the 12 times tables. Please help your child to practise these at home if they are not confident. We also expect children to be reading daily for at least 15 minutes and this should include a range of different genres. Homework is sent out every Friday alongside a list of weekly spellings; this is to be completed by the following Thursday. We will have a spelling test every Friday morning. Please ensure your child is on time for school as the morning work we complete each day is extremely important. PE this term will be on a Thursday. Please ensure your child arrives to school wearing their PE kit on this day.
As you can see, we have a jam-packed term ahead of us. If, at any time, you have any concerns or queries, do not hesitate to contact us as we understand and value the impact that a good parent-teacher relationship can have on the learning and development of your child.