Year 6
Year 6

Online Resources for Home Learning

Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Autumn Term 1 (2022)
Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6! Here you will find all of the key information about what the children are getting up to each half term.

The door for Year 6 will be opened at 8:45am and will close at 8.55am for registration. Please ensure children arrive on time to ensure that they can settle into the school day successfully.

We will be kickstarting the year with our Cornerstones project, ‘Maafa’ where we will learn all about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade . We will act as historians as we explore Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. A mixture of them reading to an adult as well as reading independently is encouraged in order for children to develop their fluidity and comprehension. During this half term, we will be reading ‘Amari and the Night Brothers’ by B.B. Alston– a rip-roaring supernatural adventure novel which features a missing brother, a sinister organisation and a thoroughly evil magician!

As writers, we will be creating our own tale of fear, focusing on effective opening and endings. We will then be writing our own explanation texts, thinking carefully about cohesion and vocabulary. Then in Maths, we will be extending our knowledge of place value, as well as the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be learning about long division, and refining our arithmetic skills.

Physical Education- All PE will be taught outside and this term we will be focusing on tag rugby. Our PE lessons will be on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a warm PE in school each week.

Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practise your spellings and times tables for your tests the following week.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email me at:

h.savage@southill.dorset.sch.uk

 

Miss Savage