Welcome to Year 6’s Class Page
You are warmly welcomed by Mrs Clark-Allan and Jayne.
We are passionate about reading and we have a great range of learning planned over the year, with many chances to make links between our learning this year and with previous years. You can take a look here.
It is wonderful to have the children back and to see our school community flourishing yet again! Children have settled in quickly to new and old routines and are enjoying seeing each other and playing and learning together again.
Our Autumn topic is The Victorians where we look at a number of themes during this period. We will look at the population growth and innovation through the Industrial Revolution and what this meant for Social Housing. We will make comparisons to other periods of time and civilisations. We will look for links to Global Learning and look at issues such as overcrowding, poverty and poor sanitation that led to outbreaks of cholera along. We will learn about people who decided to make a difference to some of the social challenges faced by the Victorians. We will learn about many significant individuals such as Dr John Snow, Charles Darwin, Mary Anning, George Cadbury and Joseph Bazalgette.
We will consider and evaluate which significant individuals should be celebrated by a commemorative set of Victorian Royal Mail stamps.
We will study Renishaw and Sheffield and the legacy left by the Victorians in our local area.
Our class book for this half term is Street Child by Derbyshire author Berlie Doherty. Through the book the children are learning about the harsh conditions endured by Jim Jarvis who was the inspiration for the philanthropist Dr Barnardo. We may even get onto the sequel Far From Home.
We will use picture books such as Moth to explore science topics such as evolution and adaptation using the Victorians and the Industrial Revolution as a part of this. We will use the classic poetry to practise our fluency to help us to read at pace and with expression.
Please find our overview of learning for the Autumn half term. Autumn term 1 overview Year 6
In the event of any school closures or class bubbles we will keep in touch through ClassDojo. Children have exercise books at home that are to be kept in case of any closure.
Our Children as Global Citizens.
Through the year we will continue to build onto our developing knowledge of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The children enjoy spotting links between these and their learning and reading – a great way to apply what they are learning and to become global citizens of the future.
Homework focuses on basics for children that will have an impact on their learning. It comprises of:
- reading for 20 minutes at least 5 times a week. 3 of these times should be children’s banded books from school
- doodlemaths 5 times per week
- times table practise – Maths shed has some great games to help with this
- spelling practise through spelling shed
Please record home learning in your child’s planner and upload a photo of this to the weekly activity set up in portfolios in Class Dojo. This will help us to keep in touch with you about home learning. Other online apps may be used such as:
Spag.com for spelling and grammar practise
BBC Online Radio Stories
This free website has free stories – including Viking Stories. Children can listen to many other stories including Michael Morpurgo novels and Shakespeare. It is well worth a look. BBC School Radio
Links to other Maths games to help with learning.
Transum is great for games and problem solving.
Using online maths games is a great way to get your child to improve their accuracy and their speed whilst having fun.
mathplayground.com PartPartWhole this game becomes increasingly challenging combining accuracy and fluency.
I am delighted that we can restart swimming this may mean that our PE day will change at times this year. We will let let you know the day ones it has been confirmed. We do ask that children come to school already dressed in their PE kits.
All children require the correct kit to do PE, which consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and trainers. It is vital that children have appropriate footwear to support their feet correctly when doing PE, otherwise this could result in injury. Any earrings must be removed or taped over and long hair must be tied back.