Year 6 - Spring 2019

Upper Key Stage 2

Welcome back!

Year 6  

This half term, in our English lessons, we will be focussing on teaching Narrative writing. We will be writing a short warning story based on ‘The Caravan’. Our reading lessons will focus on poetry; exploring vocabulary and meaning within the poems. Please continue to hear your child read at home regularly, discuss new vocabulary with them, ask your child questions about the text, and comment in your child’s reading record. Please help your child to remember to bring their school Reading Book and Reading Record into school each day. Spelling is taught daily as part of our English lessons and handwriting lessons take place twice weekly.

In Maths lessons this half term, we will be focusing initially on division strategies and then moving on to teaching the children about Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

In our Science lessons this half term, Year 6 children will continue to learn about Electricity before moving on to learn about the Circulatory System.

In History lessons, the children will be learning about World War 2 and we have a fantastic trip to Eden Camp planned for Wednesday 23rd January. Our Art topic will link to our learning about WW2, where we will focus on the work of Henry Moore and his artwork depicting The Blitz, before producing our own mixed media art work.

In Computing, Year Six pupils will be learning about coding; using scratch and other applications, and in French, the children will be continuing to learn about telling the time before moving on to apply previous skills and knowledge of topic areas such as places in a town, directions, homes and numbers to develop their speaking and listening abilities.

Our RE work will investigate rules and codes for living and our PSHE topic is called Dreams and Goals. Y6 will also be taking part in the RESPECT programme on a Tuesday afternoon.

In PE lessons this half term, classes will be focussing on the skills needed in team games such as Handball and Dodge Ball. PE lessons for Mrs Hampson’s class will be on Friday morning and for Miss Cunningham’s class PE will take place on Tuesday morning. It is essential that all children have their PE kits in school on the correct day - plain white tee-shirt and plain blue shorts or jogging bottoms, and pumps or trainers. Please help your child to remember these.

 

Thank you for your continued support

Mrs Hampson and Miss Cunningham