Year 6 2023 - 2024
Year 6 Teacher
Key Stage 2 Lead
English and Curriculum Lead
A very warm welcome to the Year 6 class page!
We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us this year! 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. 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 every morning by Mr Richards. Mrs Tomlinson will be taking the class on a Thursday. Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and Thursday 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. Please keep checking Twitter and Facebook to follow our learning!
This half term we will be using 'Shackleton's journey' by William Grill to inspire our writing. This book is a unique visual re-telling of Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. This story will lead to range of writing outcomes including a setting description, an endurance narrative and a survival guide.
In our shared reading lessons we will be exploring a range of modern-fiction texts. Through our reading sessions we will develop our word reading and comprehension skills. All of these texts are rich with vocabulary and will help us develop strategies to be proficient and confident readers as well as supporting us to develop our subject knowledge on a range of themes.
In our Geography lessons, we will be looking at the polar region of Antartica and answering the key enquiry question: 'What makes Antarctica unique as a continent?' In this unit, we will learn about weather and climate and how certain species are adapted to live on the continent. We will also look at the key physical and human characteristics and explore what life is like for a researcher living there. We will finish the unit by creating a final outcome in our discovery books.
In our Design Technology lessons this half term, we will be researching and writing healthy recipes, explaining the key steps, methods and ingredients. We will then follow recipes to product some healthy meals! This will link nicely to our work on healthy bodies in science.
Our focus for this half term is 'Animals including humans'. The key aims for this unit are:
- identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
- recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
- describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans
This half term the mathematical concepts Year 6 will be covering, will be:
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
- Converting units of measure
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
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