Welcome to Year 6.

We are Oak class!

The adults in Oak class are Miss Ahmed and Mrs Ali.

What are we learning about this half term (Summer 1)?

This term, we will be revisiting key skills in Maths and English ahead of the Year 6 SATs.

In Maths, we will be revising how to use four operations to solve problems, translations and coordinates and angles, and we will continue to practice our arithmetic skills.

In English, we will be revising our key reading skills: prediction, retrieval, inferencing, clarifying and summarising. Later in the term, we will be learning about the Brontë sisters and writing a recount of their lives.

In Explorers, our subject is Geography and we will be learning about the River Aire and how it is used.

We will be learning lots of new skills ahead of  our transition to secondary school (for example, how to read a timetable and organise our own time) in PHSE. We will also be answering the key question: How will we change and grow?  On Thursday 19th May, we will have visitors into school from SCARF to help us answer this question.

We have an incredibly exciting and busy half term this term so will be trying our best to learn about spreadsheets, pilgrimages, and making alarms whilst fitting in practicing our end-of-year production.

In the last week of term, we will be going on our long-awaited residential to Kingswood, where will experience laser tag, aeroball, camping, highropes, buggy-building and much more!

What are we learning about this half term (Spring 2)?

In Maths, we are continuing to develop our skills in fractions, decimals and percentages. By the end of the half term, we are hoping to be able to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages, solve problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages, as well as add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions with different denominators. We will be a having an incredibly busy term in Maths ensuring our basic arithmetic skills are secure for all four operations.

In English, we are exploring the text The Whitby Witches. We will be focusing on horror stories throughout our English learning journey and will write our own horror story by the end of term. We will be focusing on techniques authors use to build suspense and tension in their writing.

In PHSE, we are continuing to develop our understanding of Living in the Wider World.  We will be exploring how to be safe online and how to use media safely. 

In Computing, we will learn about coding and explore different variables to help design our own game.

In History, we will be discussing the impact the Early Islamic Civilization had on the world today. We will be learning about the importance of Baghdad, the House of Wisdom and what life was like in the year 900AD. 

At the end of this half term, we will be exploring how to create portraits using different media and styles in Art. 

In RE, we will be discussing the concept of 'Salvation' and linking it the Resurrection and the Easter Story. 

In Science, we are learning about Living things and their Habitat. We learn about Carl Linnaeus, microorganisms and classification. At the end of the term, we will create our own field guide about animals in our local area.

Take a look at our Curriculum Year Group Plan to find out what else we will be learning about in Year 6 this year. Remember you can find the knowledge organisers for each unit on class dojo – please share these with your children and discuss the key vocabulary!

What are we learning about this half term (Spring 1)?

In Maths, we are developing our skills in fractions, decimals and percentages. By the end of the half term, we are hoping to be able to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages, solve problems involving fractions, decimals and percentages, as well as add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions with different denominators.

In English, we are exploring the text The Highwayman. Our initial hook will be based upon creating an eerie image of country roads, By the end of the unit, we will have a written a formal letter in the role of the Highwayman.

In PHSE, we are developing our understanding of Living in the Wider World.  We will be exploring how to be safe online and how to use media safely.

In Computing, we are exploring the importance of online safety and our online reputation. We will be finding out about why copywrite and ownership is important and what online information and images we can legally reuse in our own work.

In Geography, we will be building upon our understanding climate, weather and biomes and map-reading whilst we learn about why America is so Amazing! We will be using maps to compare the UK to the Americas.

At the end of this half term, we will be taking part in DT Dazzle Days finding out about healthy eating and developing some menus of delicious food!

 

In RE, we will be learning about how to make Shipley a respectful place.

In Science, we will be learning about the circulatory system and how being healthy/unhealthy can affect our heart.

Take a look at our Curriculum Year Group Plan to find out what else we will be learning about in Year 6 this year. Remember you can find the knowledge organisers for each unit on class dojo – please share these with your children and discuss the key vocabulary!

Important Information:

Library: Thursday

PE: Thursday

Spellings: Friday 

Reading Books: Friday

SATs: Week beginning 9th May 2022

Kingswood residential: Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th May