Year 6

Autumn 1 – Could a Polar Bear Survive in the Sahara?

Welcome to Year 6! We are Violet Class and Lilac Class!

Violet Class:
Class teacher: Mrs Remington Davidson and Mr Brown
Teaching assistants: Ms Lilley and Mr Geen

Lilac Class:

Class teacher: Miss Wykes
Teaching assistants: Ms Lilley and Mr Geen

It’s the start of a new term, we are so happy to be welcoming you all back to school!

This half term, our topic is ‘Evolution’. With a strong English and Science focus, we will be studying Darwin’s voyage around the world on the Beagle and digging into all the discoveries that he made. In English, we will be reading the book ‘The Wonder Garden’ and creating our own version of the story for the Galápagos Islands. In Science, we will be looking at the scientific discoveries around DNA and the role scientists have played in discoveries during recent history.

In Maths, we will be looking at Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, and Multiplication and division as well as focusing on our Key Instant Recall Facts and Times Tables. Children will be taking ownership of their own learning to focus on different individual times tables each week in school as well as at home.

This term, we will also be starting our music sessions with Mr Ecclestone, tag-rugby for outdoor PE and dance for indoor PE. Please make sure that your child comes to school wearing the appropriate PE kit for our PE sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays- no jewellery please. They will need to bring a change of clothes to change back in to after PE. Home learning will be set weekly this term, often using SATs Companion, and will include a range of acitivities from different subjects. Children will also be able to access Spelling Frame for regular spelling practise.

Useful Links

Y6 Key Instant Recall Facts for Maths Autumn 1

New to Year 6 Presentation

Reading and Spoken Language Age Related Expectations

Year 5/6 Spelling Word List

Writing Age Related Expectations

Maths Age Related Expectations

Science Age Related Expectations