Welcome to Year 6
The Year 6 Blog
Every couple of days we will set you a challenge/activity on the blog or ask a question for you to complete at home - You can reply via the comments button on here once you have done it or send us your response/ any photos etc to our Year 6 email address, which we will check regularly and we can share your responses on the blog!
From Miss Langmead Thorpe and Mrs Bull
Please note that you do not have to print anything out, just view on the screen and complete tasks on paper.
Thank you for your support.
Class Teacher: Viv Bull
Class Teaching Assistant: Gill Hammerberg
Class Teaching Assistant: Helena Corcoran
Class Teacher: Hannah Langmead Thorpe
Class Teaching Assistant: Anna Miszkiel
Class Teaching Assistant: Claire Byrnes
Year 6 Curriculum Map for 2019-2020
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||What Was Life Like In Our Area During The Victorian Era?||
English: Core Text- 'Street Child'; Classic Fiction - Oliver Twist; Biography/Autobiography; Recounts; Poetry
Maths: Place Value; Multiplication/Division; Geometry; Measures; Problem Solving; Arithmetic
History/Geography: Local History - Victorians
Science: Biology- Evolution
|Autumn 2nd Half||Crime and Punishment||
English: Core text- 'Wild Boy' ; Balanced Arguments; Speeches; Crime Fiction
Maths: Place Value; Statistics; Fractions/Percentages; Problem Solving; Arithmetic
History/Geography: Crime And Punishment Through The Ages
|Spring 1st Half||North America||
English: Core text-'Indian in the Cupboard'; Legends; Brochures; Poetry
Maths: Place Value; Fractions; Ratio And Proportion; Problem Solving; Arithmetic
History/Geography: North America
Art/DT: Pointillism/3D maps
|Spring 2nd Half||Natural Disasters||
English: Core text-'Kensuke's Kingdom';Explanation; Science Fiction; Poetry
Maths: Place Value; Probability; Angles; Problem Solving; Arithmetic
History/Geography: Natural Disasters
Science: Living Things And Their Habitats
Art/DT: Painting Acrylic/Watercolour
P.E: Invasion Games
|Summer 1st half||Journeys||
English: Core text- 'Why the Whales Came' ;Revision; Narrative; Reading And Writing
Maths: Revision; Problem Solving; Arithmetic
History/Geography: Inventors -Pip Davenport
Art/DT: Aboriginal Art / Make A Fairground Ride
|Summer 2nd Half||Time Gone By||
English: Letters; Adverts; Poetry
Maths: Transition Unit - Investigative Mathematics
History/Geography: Mayan Civilisation
Science: Animals Including Humans
Art/DT: Designers In History
If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and
Teaching Leader for this phase: Viv Bull.
During the first half term in Year 6 we were learning all about the Victorians. We learnt all about the inventions that the Victorians made and what it was like for Victorian school children. We had a drama workshop come in to Year 6 from Portals to the Past. They organised a Victorian classroom and the children had to behave like Victorian school children, using a piece of slate and chalk to write. We also learnt about Queen Victoria and her reign, looking at the empire she created.
This half term we have been learning about Crime and Punishment through the ages. Looking at the different crimes that were committed during the Roman period, the Anglo-Saxon period etc. We also looked at the punishments that were given for the crimes.
This half term we are reading Wild Boy, which the children are very much enjoying! We decided to use the book and write our own next chapter using our inference and deduction skills to decipher what we thought might happen next!
In maths we have been working on our number skills, looking at the four operations. More recently we have been working on fractions, decimals and percentages.
Below are the songs you need to learn for the Year 6 show. Read the synopsis too so you understand what is going on in the story when each song is sung. Remember we are telling the story with the songs too: