The Grange Primary SchoolYear 6
J Sanderson and J Dsyzy
Mrs D Baxter and Mrs C Beaney
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. During English we will be writing a narrative. We are focusing on “Monster Calls”. We will be designing and making dream catchers as our entry point and focusing on nightmares.
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.
Autumn Term 1
Our topic in Autumn 1 is “The Supernatural”. Within this topic we will be deepening our understanding and knowledge of the World.
In English we will be focusing on writing a narrative. Our writing is book focused and this term we are focusing on “The Graveyard Book”. To engage pupils further and to promote the love of reading, we use this book as a class novel and read together with pupils at the end of the day. We also read a range of poems and other short stories.
In Geography we are focusing on locational knowledge – this is where we will learn about the Equator, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and Arctic and Antarctic Circle. We will also learn about time zones and how to locate different places using latitude and longitude.
In Science we are focusing on living things and their habitats and our main learning will focus around classifying plants and animals and understanding how and why we classify living things.
In PSHE we are learning about ourselves and the world around us.
In Maths, we are focusing on place value and addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also continue to practise our times tables and arithmetic.
In Music our focus is ‘’Advanced rhythms’’ and we are beginning to learn about Kodaly music method in order to compose our own music.
In French we are continuing to learn French phonics and correct pronunciation and are beginning to learn about school subjects and telling the time.
In Computing we are focusing on digital literacy and e-safety. During our lessons, we will explore how to keep ourselves and others safe online and the importance of it.
In Religious Education we are focusing on Hinduism.
In Physical Education we are focusing on strengthening our bodies through yoga and developing our teamwork, fielding, batting and throwing skills as well as tactics through rounders.
Our PE day this half term is Monday. Children should bring the correct PE kits to school on Monday and take them back home on Friday.
Year 6 is an important year and it is imperative for us to prepare our pupils for life beyond the Grange Primary School. Across the school we promote the four Rs (resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflectiveness) to ensure our pupils are independent learners who have a love for learning.