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St Christophers Academy

6HB and 6DL

Welcome to Year 6!

The class teachers are Miss Bright and Mr Leonard.

 

Key Information

PE Days – Both Year 6 classes will have PE on a Monday afternoon. In the first half of Autumn Term, swimming will take place on a Friday morning.  The final swimming session will be on 19th October.  A full PE kit should be brought in each week and taken home for washing regularly. A list of the full PE kit can be found on the website under Parents > School Uniform.

Homework – Some homework is set every Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.  Other homework is set via websites (Spag.com and MyMaths) and, usually, should be completed within a week of being set. If there are any difficulties with homework, pupils should speak to their teacher as soon as possible.  If website homework cannot be completed at home, there are school laptops available for use during break and lunch times.   

Reading Books - Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. We encourage children to read every night to support their comprehension skills.  Parents can help encourage their child’s reading by listening to them read, asking questions and showing an interest in the books.  There are also opportunities for parents to support reading in a wide range of contexts such as newspapers, magazines and other publications.

 

Our Learning

Autumn Term

English - Our core text for this half term is 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan. We will use this story to practise reading comprehension skills and writing skills including grammar, punctuation, syntax and the effect of a writer’s choices upon their readers.

Maths - This half term we will be focusing on place value up to seven-digit numbers and the four operations.  Our approach to Maths means that children will be developing a deep, meaningful and connected understanding of the mathematical concepts they come across.  To maximise their learning, pupils will need to be fluent in the basic number facts and should revise this information at home to strengthen their recall and understanding.

Science - This half term our Science topic is Evolution and Inheritance which will help us to answer the big question “Have we always looked like this?”  We will consider how fossil evidence might support Darwin’s theory and consider what evolution might mean in the future.

Geography / History – Our learning will focus on the United States of America ranging from understanding the story of the native American peoples to the climate types across the USA.

Religious Education – Our RE studies will focus on Diwali and its importance to people of different religious groups.

Computing – Using Purple Mash, pupils will explore coding with the aim of creating a controllable game.

PSHE - We will focus our learning on the topic of Well-being which will include many ways of staying safe in today's world.

Values - Our first value of the year is Positivity.  This will be central to everything we do in the first half-term (and beyond!).