Year 6

No spring nor summer's beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one Autumnal face....

John Donne, "Elegy IX: The Autumnal"

 

Welcome to Year 6! What a busy time we have in store...these are a few of the highlights!

The Ancient Greeks

There's so much to learn about the Ancient Greeks it's going to take the whole of the autumn term to cover it all.  Get a headstart and visit a brilliant website to start the journey.  Click on the Greek shield to be transported there.

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Science

Healthy living and the human body is the topic for the autumn.  Do you know where the patella is?  How many chambers has the heart?  Why is milk good for growing bones?  All these questions and more will be answered but visit a brilliant website by clicking on the skeleton to start the journey.

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Creation and science:conflicting or complementary?

Can the big bang theory and the Bible's explanation of creation work together or will there always be conflict?

Art

We will be studying Greek art and producing plates with Ancient Greek silhouettes and using clay to create bowls with Ancient Greek designs.

    

 

Value 

Generosity is the value for Autumn 1.   Relevant Bible stories include The widow's mite and The Good Samaritan.

 

Of course there is no hiding from the fact that SATs loom large in Year 6. In English we will be focusing on Reading, Reading and more Reading as it is the key to success in all subjects. Even maths demands good reading comprehension for problem solving. We will begin in Autumn 1 by reading together "The Silver Sword", a marvellous book by Ian Serraillier about a family's adventures during and after World War II. Our writing will be based on the book as will our comprehension activities. There is a good deal of new Punctuation and Grammar to learn too.

Much of the maths we will be covering should be familiar to the children but we will be concentrating on arithmetic and confident use of compact written methods of solving the four operations. We will do a lot of work on fractions, percentages and decimals and will also look at algebra.For all these areas in maths it is vital that everyone knows their times tables facts (to 12) and can recall them really quickly. Get practising!

PPA in Year 6 will be on Wednesday afternoons: Mrs Gregory will teach 6W and Mrs Lewis will cover 6H/B bi-weekly. 

We are looking forward to supporting the children through the year: it promises to be a lot of hard work but also a lot of fun.

Best wishes,

The Year 6 team:

Mrs Boughton, Mrs Hathaway, Mrs Walpole, Mrs Lewis, Mrs Howells and

Mrs Lund