Year 6

For this first half of the Spring Term we are drawing inspiration from the incredible achievements of Jonnie Peacock, we will be creating biographies aimed at a young adult audience: our target will be to write in an accessible, but factual style to appeal to our target audience.  In our Science learning, we will be learning about the human body, how it works and what we need to do to keep it healthy. We will be using this knowledge to create informative non-chronological reports in English later in the term. In R.E., we will be exploring the differing views of different world faiths, both within and between faiths, on issues, such as diet and fasting. We will also consider why different individuals within the same religion may make different choices.

In Reading, we will be developing our inference skills and learning how to interpret unfamiliar vocabulary in context. We will continue to broaden our experience of different text types. In Grammar, we will be learning about phrases and clauses, the different tenses and antonyms and synonyms. In Maths, we will be focusing on shape, space and geometry, including learning how to calculate missing angles in quadrilaterals and triangles. We will also continue to develop our arithmetic skills, focusing on speed and accuracy: we will have a particular focus on calculations involving percentages and fractions.

To kick off our new term, we will be focusing on the incredible Jonnie Peacock– an inspirational athlete who also won Sports personality of the Year 2017. To help you prepare for our new writing challenges, why not carry out some independent research into Jonnie Peacock– there will be lots of opportunities for you to share what you have discovered.

Please click on the links below to see the newsletter, homework sheet and curriculum topic overview.

Year 6 Newsletter - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Year 6 Homework - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Year 6 Topic Overview - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Year 6 Swimming Competency (2017-2018)

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 90/129

Use a range of strokes effectively - 75/129

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations - 37/129