Welcome to the Year Six class page. Ms Robbens 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- @STAClassRobbens- for more photos 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
Walk Like an Egyptian
A Time to Shine
Heart & Soul
Our topics for the Autumn term are listed below along with a brief summary of the skills covered.
RISE OF THE ROBOTS:
This unit is based on the idea of robots and machines taking increasing control of humans. It will draw on pupils’ own experience and knowledge and encourage them to use their imagination in creative tasks and predicting future developments. We will also explore the theme of Sculpture.
WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW?
This unit is built around current affairs. It focuses on a recent natural disaster either in the UK or abroad. The children will look at the geographical causes of the disaster and the impact on the landscape and people.
THE EVOLUTION REVOLUTION:
Our final unit of the Autumn term will allow the children to explore how adaptation can lead to evolution, whilst recognising that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but that they vary from each other and their parents. The children will also investigate variation in response to the environment, Darwin’s work and how the human skeleton has changed over time.
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.