Autumn 1 2019
Our whole-school topic in Autumn 1 was Well-Being and in Year 6 we focused on ‘Togetherness’ and how we can work effectively as a team. We carried out a range of activities linked to working together to improve our Well-being. These include:
- Outdoor learning
- Peer buddy training
- Year 6 walk
- Charity fundraiser quiz
- Year 6 picnic
- Mindfulness colouring
Please see the Well-Being page for photos of what we have been up to.
Autumn 2 2019
Our whole-school topic this half-term is ‘Communication’. We will be carrying out a range of activities to improve our Communication skills, including:
- Learning a poem and performing this to the school as part of a whole-school Poetry Festival
- Performing part of a Shakespeare play during our trip to Derby Theatre
- Learning to retell many Shakespeare plays off by heart
- Writing our own curriculum newsletter to parents/carers at the end of the half-term
- Learning about online communication and how to stay safe online
- Taking part on talking homework each week where a new ‘Talk Topic’ will be set to be discussed at home
We will also be doing lots more! Check the Communication page regularly for recent updates.
We will be looking at the work of William Shakespeare this half-term, in particular ‘Hamlet’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We will be story-boarding the plays so that we understand the plot/gist. We are also going on a trip to Derby Theatre where we will have the opportunity to perform a part of ‘Hamlet’ on stage with sound and lighting!
This half-term, the whole-school are taking part in a ‘Poetry Festival’. Year 6 will be learning ‘The Highwayman’ to perform off by heart with actions!
We will be learning about Online Safety this half-term. We are following the Ashbourne Primary scheme of work which can be found by going to the main website page and selecting ‘Information for Parents’ followed by ‘Online Safety’. We will be learning about how to communicate safely online. We will be looking at how we can protect out private information and also how we can use the internet safety and responsibility. We will also be looking at social media sites and online games and the age ratings for these.
PE this half-term is Gymnastics and Football. We will be learning the skills before partaking in ‘Intra-School’ competitions for both sports.
This year, in year 6, we will be learning to play the flute. We will learn to use hand signs to distinguish between notes and learn to body pitch. We will also sing and learn the terminology ‘tempo’, ‘unison’,’ round’, ‘crescendo’ and ‘diminuendo’.
Please read at home at least 5 times a week and sign reading records.
Please practise times tables at home regularly. Here are some useful links to help with times table practise: