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.
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 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
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Executioner’s Daughter
Treasure Island – transition project
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.
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
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
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.