Autumn 1 2019
Our whole-school topic this half-term is Well-Being and in Year 6 we will be focusing on ‘Togetherness’ and how we can work effectively as a team. We will be carrying 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
Different subjects will also include links to Well-being.
In Literacy, the children will be reading ‘Ice Trap’. They will practise skills in sentence punctuation, sentence structure and using a wider range of interesting vocabulary. The children will also be writing their own non-chronological report about Explorers.
In Numeracy, the children will be practising skills related to place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. They will practise both mental and written methods.
Our topic this half-term is ‘Poles Apart’. The children will be learning about the Arctic and Antarctica and the differences between these. They will be learning about the poles, expeditions, the temperature and many more interesting facts! The children will also be producing a documentary based on climate change!
Outdoor PE this half-term is OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities). In Indoor PE, year 6 will be aiming to improve their ‘Personal Best’ through a range of fitness activities. See our Autumn term pages for some pictures of our PE lessons!
In Science this half-term, we will be learning about the circulatory and digestive systems. We will be doing these in very practical ways, including a role play of the circulatory system and an experiment to show the digestive system! We will also be thinking about healthy eating and will be looking at the nutrients in different foods.
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’.
Autumn 2 2019
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.
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: