Welcome to the Year Six class page. Miss Smith is our class teacher and Mrs Newton, Mrs Carlin and Mrs Handforth are our class teaching assistants. Here you can find lots of information about Year Six as well as keeping up to date with all of the exciting things that we get up to throughout the school year. You can also follow our class page on Twitter @STAClassSmith6 for more photos and information about our learning.
This year in school we will continue to follow the exciting Inspire curriculum. As a result it means that we have lots of exciting topics to look forward to over the coming months.
Our topics are as follows:
Rise of the Robots
What's Happening Now?
The Evolution Revolution
Walk Like an Egyptian
Bombs, Battles & Bravery
A Time to Shine
Heart & Soul
Our topics for the Spring term are listed below along with a brief summary of the skills covered.
WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN: This unit is based on the study of Ancient Egypt. The children will learn all about the process of mummification, as well as creating their own authentic Egyptian models. The class will also become tomb explorers who will have to solve mysterious and perplexing riddles.
BOMBS, BATTLES AND BRAVERY: In this topic, the children will find out what it was like to be a child in World War 2 and about the importance of the Battle of Britain. The class will find out about evacuation and how difficult it was for parents and families. We will also look at the role RADAR had to play in the Battle of Britain.
ANGRY EARTH: Our final unit of the Spring Term term will allow the children to explore the creation of volcanoes and earthquakes. We will look at the different types of volcano and explore the dramatic and explosive physical effects of volcanic eruptions. We will look at how volcanoes are distributed around the Earth and explore why people choose to live near active volcanoes.
In Year Six our homework is given out on Tuesday and is due back to school no later than the following Monday. It will normally consist of English, Maths or Topic work, along with IXL practise during the week of a minimum of 30 minutes. Practising times tables will also help in all areas of your child’s maths work - these shall also be tested on a weekly basis.
High Frequency spellings will be given out on Tuesday and tested the following Monday. RWI Spellings are also given out and tested on a two weekly basis, depending on the unit being studied.
Reading is such a valuable life skill and is also relevant across all subjects within school. Regular practise really does make a huge difference to reading ability, as does talking about what has been read with someone at home too. Please try to ensure your child reads at home for at least 15 minutes each night and gets their home/school diary signed to indicate that this has happened.
PE will take place on Monday and Thursday in Year Six. It is expected that your child will have the appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit available on these days. The correct PE kit consists of: a white t-shirt, navy shorts and plimsolls for indoor sports. Trainers are required for outdoor activities and a navy tracksuit is an option for colder weather. The children will also begin swimming on Wednesday 6th June. When this begins they will need the appropriate kit to take part. This will comprise of a full swimming costume for the girls, trunks or short bathing shorts for the boys and a swimming cap for all of the children.