The Grange Primary SchoolYear 6
Miss Gathercole and Miss Dyszy.
Miss Mallender (Until Autumn 1 end).
Ms Chowdhury (From Autumn 2).
Our topics have a book focus which enables pupils to fully immerse their minds into the learning context and make connections in their learning. To engage pupils further and to promote the love of reading, we have a class novel read together with pupils at the end of the day.
Year 6 is an important year and it is imperative for us to prepare our pupils for life beyond the Grange Primary School. We promote the four Rs (resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflectiveness) to ensure our pupils are independent learners who have a love for learning.
Our homework, which will be set weekly, will include spellings, reading (5 times a week), TT Rockstars and an online activity.
Our first topic in the Autumn term is, ‘I’m an Animal Get Me Out of Here’. Within this topic we will be exploring Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution and inheritance. We will be learning about fossils, adaptations and different species of animals. As part of our STEM activity (Science and DT), pupils will be creating Antarctic memes using their knowledge of adaptation.
During English we will be writing a non-chronological report based on evolution and inheritance.
For Maths, we will be focussing on place value before moving onto addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Our PE day for the first half term is Wednesday and our focus is gymnastics. Children should arrive at school in the correct PE Kit and stay in it all day. This must be a plain white t-shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and plimsolls/trainers.