Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Class teacher: Miss Coward

Teaching Assistant:  Miss Redican

We also have Mrs Pearse with us on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Hello and welcome! In Year 6 we work extremely hard to ensure that children leave Abbey Hulton Primary School having achieved the best they can in all areas. We encourage children to become resilient, enthusiastic and independent learners, who show integrity, tenacity and pride.

Maths

Teaching and learning in maths follows the National Curriculum, which teaches the following main areas: number, ratio and proportion, algebra, geometry, measure and statistics. Where possible, links have been made across the Maths curriculum to provide children with as many opportunities as possible to apply their knowledge and understanding.

 

English

English lessons are planned and delivered around a variety of texts. In addition to the work we do in reading and writing, there is an increased focus on SPAG (spelling, grammar and punctuation) throughout Year 6, as the children will be tested on this in May as part of their SATs.

Please support your child by encouraging them to read at home and to practise their spellings. Spellings are usually given out at the beginning of the half term and are tested weekly on a Friday.

 

Texts being covered

Autumn

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Ghost Stories

Spring

  • Shakespeare
  • The Executioner’s Daughter

Summer

  • Sharks
  • Treasure Island – transition project

Reading

We encourage children to read every day at home. We expect the children to read at least 3 times a week at home and they must bring their reading book and diary in to school every day! They receive reading miles for doing so and could win the reading miles prize at the end of the year. We complete reading lessons every day and use this time to explore the class text as well as lots of different text types. Here we develop our understanding of comprehension and language whilst fostering a love of reading.

 

Throughout the year we will be covering many fun and exciting topics following the new curriculum.

Autumn  

  • Science – Evolution
  • History – WW2 and The Ancient Maya
  • RE – Creation and Science. Why do Christian believe Jesus was the Messiah?
  • PSHE – How can we stay healthy?
  • Art – Aboriginal art
  • D&T – Marble Run
  • Computing – Coding and blogging
  • French – Let’s visit a French Town and Let’s go shopping
  • Music – Happy and Classroom Jazz

Spring  

  • Science – Living Things and their Habitats and Animals including Humans
  • Geography – Rivers
  • History – Elizabethan and Stuarts
  • RE – Why do Hindus want to be good? Why is the Torah so important to Jewish people?
  • PSHE – What makes happy and healthy relationships? How can we manage risk?
  • Art – North America
  • D&T – Making a toy
  • Computing – Quizzing and text adventure
  • French – This is France and This is a francophone country
  • Music – A New Year Carol and You’ve Got a Friend

Summer  

  • Science – Light and Famous Scientists
  • Geography – Amazing America and Our Changing world
  • RE – How do Christians decide how to live? What matters most to humanists and Christians?
  • PSHE – What are our human rights? How can money affect us?
  • Art – Seaside
  • D&T –Healthy cooking
  • Computing – Spreadsheet and Excel
  • French – All in a day and The weather
  • Music – Music and Me and Reflect

 

Things To Remember

PE – Swimming will be on a Wednesday from September through to February. PE will be Monday mornings. PE kit must be a plain white t shirt and plain black shorts/tracksuit bottoms.

Reading – Reading books and diaries must be in each day.

Homework– Each week children will be set a minimum of spellings and times tables. These are sent home at the beginning of the half term.