Welcome to Class 6P
Welcome to Class 6P’s class 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 Baloch, the class teacher, and Mrs Oldale is 6P’s 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 different genres including: Novels as a theme and Biographies based on a famous Scientist. We will be looking closely at the structure and language features of Biographies and Novels as a theme. 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 Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo.
In Maths this term, we will develop our understanding of place value by looking at representation of number and our knowledge of Roman Numerals. We will also revisit the four main operations to consolidate our understanding whilst we also develop our reasoning and problem solving skills. This will ensure we are confident enough to solve mathematical equations in the SATs papers. Every Monday, we will have a particular focus on arithmetic where the children will develop their skills which will enable them to confidently complete test papers. 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 ‘Life as a Journey’ and developing an understanding of the journey of Jesus Christ. We will also look at different stories from the Bible and where Jesus’ journey began. During this unit, we will also explore religious journeys from different faiths.
In Science this term, we will be exploring the circulatory system and why the heart is an amazing organ. In Computing, we will be developing and creating a text-based adventure game. In French, our focus will be developing vocabulary in the classroom. In music, we will be listening to ‘Happy’ soul songs and identifying the different aspects of music and instrumentation within the songs. In PSHE this term, we will be looking at ‘Being Me in My World’ and
‘Who am I and How do I fit in?’. In PE, we will be developing our fitness through dodgeball lessons and improving our team work skills in Football.
During the autumn term, there will be a focus on History and the World Wars. Children will learn why and how the First and Second World Wars started and what happened to the countries, people and children involved. In Art, the children will focus on the topic of ‘Exploring Places’ and will be looking closely at the works of Alfred Sisley, John Constable and Charles Fazzino.
RE, Science and History have knowledge organisers for the topic being taught that term. The knowledge organisers are essential documents that contain key facts and information that children need to have a basic understanding of. Most knowledge organisers will include: the essential facts about the topic, usually laid out in easily digestible chunks.
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 three times a week for at least 20 minutes. 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.