Year 6 2021 - 2022
Year 6 Teacher
English and Curriculum Lead
A very warm welcome to the Year 6 class page!
Year six is not only the last year for our children to enjoy their time here at Little Leigh, but also very important in preparing them for their journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the outset. The year 6 children hold many different roles of responsibility and leadership, as the oldest children in the school. Our aim is that they leave us as responsible citizens, confident individuals and successful learners. I am sure they are going to do a wonderful job in being excellent role models for our younger children.
In addition to myself, we will be joined by Miss Sudworth! Mrs Tomlinson will also be taking the class on a Tuesday morning. We are also going to be joined this half term by Miss Hughes, an associate teacher from Chester University. Please see the attachment at the bottom of the page to find out a little bit about Miss Hughes.
Our PE sessions are on a Thursday afternoon so don't forget to come to school in your pe kit on that day!
If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact me.
Here's to a wonderful year ahead!
Autumn Term 2
This half term we will be using the text 'A Story Like the Wind' by Gill Lewis to inspire our writing. This is a beautifully illustrated story about freedom, music and seeking refuge. This powerful story will lead to a range of writing outcomes, including a flashback narrative and a newspaper report.
Through our reading sessions we will develop our word reading and comprehension skills through high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. Some of the texts that we will be looking at in our reading sessions include: Asha and the Spiritbird by Jasbinder Bilan, poems by Carol Ann Duffy and The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen. All of these texts are rich with knowledge and vocabulary and will broaden our understanding of modern fiction and poetry.
Our theme for this half term is protecting our environment. Our key enquiry question will be: ‘What role can we play in protecting our future? In our geography lessons, we will find out about the causes of climate change and how it is affecting our world. We will learn about the difference between weather and climate and what the term ‘climate change’ means. Then, we will explore the human causes of climate change and the effect these causes are having on the planet. Our learning on this theme will lead to range of high quality outcomes for our discovery books.
In our Design Technology lessons this half term we will be developing our textiles skills as we work towards combing different fabric shapes to create a Christmas decoration! Keep checking our school Twitter feed to see our progress each week.
Our focus for this half term is 'Light'. Our key aims for this unit are to recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines and that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. We will look at the eye in detail, as well as light sources and shadows. We will also take the opportunity to work scientifically by carrying out a range of scientific investigations.
This half term the mathematical concepts Year 6 will be covering, will be:
-Number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
Click on the links below to practise at home:
BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
I See Maths - https://www.iseemaths.com
Maths Playground - https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_6_games.html
NRICH - Maths at home - https://nrich.maths.org/14580
Please keep checking Twitter to follow our learning!
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