Class 6 are learning to be independent learners.

Teachers: Mrs Lee and Mrs Welsh

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Schroeder and Mr Tennyson

 

What are we learning this term?
Maths

 Decimals- place value of decimals, rounding decimals, multiplying and dividing, equivalent decimal, fractions and percentages.

Finding a percentage of an amount.

Algebra, converting units in measurement.

Perimeter, area and volume of quadrilaterals and triangles.

Ration, properties of shapes and statistics.

English

Working on improving our editing skills in writing to include using a range of sentence openers and punctuation.

Studying a range of texts linked to survival including Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes and a book of the children’s choice linked to our topic.

In reading children need to be reading regularly at home to improve their fluency and in class we will be looking at a range of genres and different ways of looking for meaning in more complex texts.

Topic

Our topic for this term is Stocks, Shackles and Slaves and involves a study of prevalent crimes and their associated punishments from Roman times to the present day.

Science

Animals including humans: understanding the circulatory system, the role of the heart, arteries, veins and blood.

Investigating the effect of different exercises on the heart rate, the lung capacity and how drugs, alcohol and smoking affect the body.

PE

Tuesday and Wednesday

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school on these days 

Art/DT

We will be completing a unit of study in Art working with a specialist Art teacher from Todmorden High School. In Design Technology we will be designing and building basic intruder systems in the form of games using electrical circuits.

Music

Recorders - Thursday

Learning to read music and composing their own song

RE

How can following God bring freedom and justice?

What difference does the resurrection make to Christians?

 

PGL News 

More than just a school trip!

Class 6 visited Winmarleigh PGL Activity Centre on a 4 day / 3 night residential. This isn’t just a school trip but aimed to inspire, motivate and challenge the children to try new things, build up confidence and grow independence. Whilst there, each day brought new challenges and adventures and the chance to try something new with the encouragement of their friends.

 

We have all challenged ourselves to reach our goals...

Homework

In Year Six, we are beginning to focus on the exciting, if sometimes daunting, transition to secondary school. The Maths and English homework will include revision of some key areas of the curriculum to reinforce some technical terms and other topics that we are covering in class. Research Homework provides the opportunity for pupils to choose what type of work they want to produce linked to a title. The focus for this work is on independent research and presenting work to a good standard.

In addition, Class 6 have six spellings taken from the statutory spelling lists for key stage two. These are given on a Monday and tested on a Friday. Reading at home is just as important in key stage two as in the early years in school. Children are expected to read at home twice a week. A balance of reading aloud and reading independently but then discussing what they have read with an adult, is great for year six.

100 books to read before you leave Year ^

We have a reading challenge in year six with the choice of 100 books by different authors. Pupils can choose their own books from the selection and then move their book token up the list.

 

 

Times Tables Rockstars

 In Year 6, children should already be able to recall their times tables up to 12 x 12. To help them to be able to recall them instantly and in any order, we are now using Times Tables Rockstars in school.This is a safe, online way for children to learn their times tables and the more they play, the more virtual coins they earn to buy things for their rock star character! Children can access the website from home and logins are stuck into their reading records.