Welcome to 2020 / 2021
Year 6 Key Information page
Mr Leonard is the Year 6 teacher. The contact email is DLeonard@bestacademies.org.uk
Our Key text this term will be Trash by Andy Mulligan. All Year 6 pupils should also be reading widely and extensively at home on a daily basis.
We will be writing in a range of genres including letters, reports and stories. We will be learning Grammar concepts such as the Passive Voice and the Subjunctive. Within the field of punctuation we shall develop the correct use of quotation marks and related punctuation and also the use of parenthesis.
Maths this term will include Place Value, Using the Four Operations including Long Division. Fractions will feature heavily in this term.
Our science topics will be Evolution and Inheritance concentrating on the Theory of Charles Darwin and then Electrical Circuits.
In our geography lessons, we will explore the concept of global trade, imports and exports.
We will be studying The Vikings in History. Some time will also be spent on the history of Slavery and the long term effect upon our societies.
In the first half of the term, we are exploring the beliefs of Hindu people in relation to Samsara and Moksha and the ways that Hindu people chose to lead their lives in relation to religious duties. The second half term concentrates on the expression of faith in Islam including the Five Pillars.
Art is based on the theme of Artists of Colour. We will look at the backgrounds and works of several black, British artists such as Tam Joseph, Frank Bowling and Uzo Egonu.
PE will be held on either Monday or Thursday (and sometimes on both days). The correct PE Kit should be in school. Initially, PE will concentrate on general health and fitness which may have been negelcted during the lockdown situation.
My Maths homework will be set weekly on Fridays and will be due in the following Friday. The pupils have all been reminded of their login information.
In addition to My Maths homework, the children should regularly access the website TT Rockstars to practise their times tables an develop a fluency with number facts.
Spelling words will usually be issued every week for revision. Children should practise these spellings ready for the spelling test in school.
Online Punctuation and Grammar homework will be set occasionally using SPAG.com. Pupils have the login details and are aware of how to access their tasks.
The powerpoint below contains information on the expectations for Year 6 and arrangements due to the current pandemic situation.
In the event of a school or bubble closure or if self-isolation (due to Covid-19) is required for a specific pupil, tasks will be set on the following websites for the children to complete:
Children will also be given activities to work on in Maths and English workbooks which will be sent home. Children will be notified of the daily tasks to be completed via a timetable on the class page of our school website. All children have been provided with the login details necessary to access the above websites.
However, if you do need a reminder or require any support with using them, please feel free to email Mr Leonard who will be happy to help.
During any closure, daily reading and regular times table practice is strongly encouraged. Please feel free to read a range of books from school or home.