Welcome to our page for Year 6 children!
Our teachers are: Mr. Rhodes and Miss. Thomas
Our curriculum this year is: Year 6 Curriculum Map
6R class assembly (Aut 2021) can be found here.
6T class assembly (Spr 2022) can be found here.
Please see our SATs presentation 2022 below:
Summer 2 2022
This half-term, we will continue to learn about Fair Trade and how this impacts people around the world. In Maths, children will be planning and developing products or services to sell to raise money for the Fairtrade Foundation and as part of this project, children will be required to find the cost of raw materials, budget appropriately, conduct market research and calculate profit. In English, we will be continuing to write a range of texts from different genres, including narratives, before moving on to writing play scripts towards the end of this term. In Science, we will be learning about the human body and will begin by exploring the circulatory system before moving on to exploring what can affect the health of humans. In R.E., we will be continuing to learn about Islam and exploring what prayer means to Muslims. Through our P.S.H.E. work, we will be preparing for secondary transition by learning strategies to cope with loss and change. Music this term will be taught during our rehearsals for our production of The Lion King. Our P.E. day this term will be on Wednesday and children will have swimming lessons on Tuesday (6R) and Thursday (6T). Please ensure children have kits with them on these days.
Summer 1 2022
Pupils in Year 6 will be taking part in KS2 SATs tests from Monday 9th to Thursday 12th April. Please ensure your children are in school on those days. We are pleased to let you know that we will be putting on a Year 6 production of The Lion King this term. In Music, we will be practising songs to prepare for the performance.
PE days will be on Mondays and Thursdays and our topic will be athletics this half term. Our Science topic will be ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. In RE we will be learning about Islam, and the role prayer has for Muslims.
In Art we will be creating artwork in the style of Andy Warhol. In Computing we will be learning about website design. Pupils will continue to learn French on a weekly basis. In PSHE, pupils will be taught lessons on Relationships and Sex Education. Please refer to your letter from earlier this week regarding this learning.
Spring 2 2022
This half term, pupils in Year 6 will continue their topic of Victorians and Trade, which will include a Victorian Day experience at Stibbington. In History, we will be learning about how the Victorians changed Britain and in Geography, we will be learning how world resources are distributed and thinking about how trade developed in Victorian Britain. In Guided Reading, we are continuing to read Street Child and will also be using this text in English to support writing narratives. In Maths, we will begin by learning how to calculate area, perimeter and volume and will then learn how to solve problems involving geometry and statistics.
Design Technology will focus on designing and creating food for a Victorian banquet using seasonal fruits and vegetables and in Art, we will create Lowry-inspired Victorian street scenes and replicate William Morris designs and find out how artists create depth within their work.
In Science, we will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance and will investigate how species change over a long time. In RE, we will be focusing on Humanism and comparing Humanist beliefs to those of Christians. Our PE topics will be gymnastics and tennis, with PE days on Monday and Friday afternoons. In Computing, we will be using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets and, in PSHE, we will be learning how to make informed choices about money.
Spring 1 2022
This half term, pupils in Year 6 will begin their topic of Victorians and Trade, which will include a Victorian Day experience. In Guided Reading, our texts will be set in the Victorian era, including Street Child, and an adapted version of Oliver Twist. In English, we will be focusing on discussion texts and journalistic writing, again with links to the Victorian topic. Design Technology will focus on a Victorian menu, with Art focused around our topic, including William Morris designs.
In Science, we will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance which will include learning about fossils. R.E. will be focused on Christianity as well as looking at Humanism. Our P.E. topics will be gymnastics and hockey, with P.E. days on Monday afternoons. Computing, Music and French lessons will continue to take place weekly. Our PSHE topic will be focused on Citizenship, considering rights and responsibilities.
Autumn 2 2021
This half term, we will continue learning about The World Wars and will focus on World War Two. In English, we will begin by writing narratives from different characters' perspectives using our Guided Reading text, ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo. We will then be reading "Goodnight Mr. Tom" by Michelle Magorian and writing historical narratives and explanation texts based on this.
In Maths, we will be securing our fractions knowledge and will be learning to add and subtract fractions, before moving on to multiplying pairs of fractions and dividing fractions by whole numbers. In Science, we are learning all about light and how we use this to see. In History, we will be learning about World War Two; continuing to work as historians to uncover the causes of war, key events, technologies that were used during this period and the impact of war on different people.
In RE, we will be continuing to learn about Judaism. This term, our key question is: "What is more important: what you say or what you do?"" and we will be using religious stories to support us with answering this question. This year, our PE day will be Monday and during this time, we will be learning about the skills needed for both circuits and orienteering.
Autumn 1 2021
This half term, our topic will be World War One. In English, we will be exploring war poetry and stories linked to this theme and will also be writing narratives based on the animated video 'The Piano'. In Guided Reading, we will be developing our comprehension skills through reading 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo. In Maths, we will begin by reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers to ten million, before moving on to using these skills to explore number and the four operations.
In Science, we are learning all about electricity and circuits and we will use these new-found skills and knowledge to support us in creating security alarm systems for trenches in D.T. In History, we will be learning about World War One; working as historians to uncover the causes of war, key battles, life in the trenches and technologies that were used during this period. We will also be thinking about the impact of the First World War on our local area and have made links with Chatteris Museum to support us with this.
In RE, we will be furthering our learning from Year 5 and will continue to learn about Judaism. This term, we will be making links and comparing stories between different religions, particularly Judaism and Christianity. This year, our PE day will be Monday and during this time, we will be learning about the skills needed for both dance and rugby.