Year 6 2021 - 2022

Miss Norris

Year 6 Teacher
English and Curriculum Lead

 

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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.

Our PE sessions are on a Wednesday 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!

Miss Norris

 

As Writers...

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This half term we will be using the text 'Rose Blanche' by Roberto Innocenti and Ian McEwan to inspire our writing. This  story is told through the eyes of a young German girl who is a witness to the immense changes that are happening in Nazi Germany. This powerful story will lead to a range of writing outcomes, including a diary and a biography. 

As Readers...

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Through our reading sessions we will develop our word reading and comprehension skills through high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts around the theme of War. Some of the texts that we will be looking at in our reading sessions include: Fireweed by Jill Paton Walsh, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne and The Diary of Anne Frank. All of these texts are rich with knowledge and vocabulary and will also support our writing outcomes in our English and history lessons.

As Historians...

 

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Our theme for this half term is World War 2, with a particular focus on The Battle of Britain. Our key enquiry question will be: ‘Why was the Battle of Britain a significant turning point during World War 2? In our history lessons, we will explore when the Battle of Britain was and learn about some of the key events that led up to it. We will also look at how the Battle of Britain was fought and how Britain had an advantage over Germany. Finally we will find out what the outcome was and what the significance of this was for Britain. Our learning on this theme will lead to range of high quality outcomes for our discovery books.

As Designers...

 

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In our Art lessons this half term we will be developing on our drawing skills as we work towards creating sketches of key World War 2 aircrafts that played a key role during the Battle of Britain. Keep checking our school Twitter feed to see our progress each week. 

 

As Scientists...

 

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Our focus for this half term is 'Animals Including Humans'. Our key aims for this unit are to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood; to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function and to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

As Mathematicians....

 

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This half term the mathematical concepts Year 6 will be covering, will be:

-Place value

-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

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number

NRICH - Maths at home - https://nrich.maths.org/14580

Please keep checking Twitter to follow our learning!

Whole Class Reading


Each week the children take part both whole class and guided reading sessions with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. As well as this, it is important that you are regularly reading with your child and we advise that you read 10-15 minutes per day with them. Whilst listening to your child, try to ask them questions about events that have happened so far, characters thoughts and motives and to make accurate predictions based on the text. 

P.E. Lessons


This half term, our P.E. sessions will take place on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their kit on this day.

During the winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly to avoid any confusion!

Homework


Homework will be set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Times tables or spelling practise will be set each week on Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed. I will also be setting an additional piece of Maths or English homework on Microsoft Teams to prepare the children for the SATs tests in May (and to prepare them for high school!). Please ensure homework is completed on time. 

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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