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Year 6

The Final Year - We aim to make it a great one!


Looking Forward...

Autumn Term - We hope the children have had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. It all begins with a trip to Bletchley Park in September as an introduction to our work on code-breaking and World War II. Here the children will have the opportunity to explore the park and gain an understanding of the crucial role it played in the outcome of the war.

In English, our topic is 'Journeys', exploring the books: 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson and 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll. We will also use our trip to Bletchley Park to inspire the children to write some coded spy letters! Our Maths focus is on number and place value before consolidating the children's understanding of the four operations of calculation. Later in the term we will be studying fractions, decimals and percentages. Science sees us investigate living things, evolution and inheritance before studying the human circulatory system. Computing begins with E-safety (which is further developed in PSHE sessions) then becoming travel writers using many of the features of Office 365 to present our 'travelogues'. Our work in Art focuses on using art from different cultures as inspiration; while in Drama, the children will focus on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Musical themes of Harvest and latterly Christmas, will form our music programme for the term. French lessons follow on from last year with influences from cafes and hotels to engage and inspire the children.

Advanced notice - we have a theatre visit booked for November 2nd to see a local performance of Michael Morpurgo's 'Private Peaceful'. This will heavily influence our English, History and Drama work for the second half of the term.

PE this term will take place on Thursdays, with swimming on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure that children have a suitable PE kit in school at all times and that jewellery can be removed for all PE and swimming lessons. Children with long hair also need to ensure that it is tied back for PE lessons.


Details of Autumn Term Home Learning

Year 6 homework expectations are as follows:

Maths - Weekly Mathletics (500 points minimum - to be completed by 7pm each Sunday evening)

Reading - Daily home reading recorded in new reading records - these must be handed in and checked once a week.

Spellings - Weekly spelling tests for all children (spellings sent home the week before) - Mondays

For more detailed information on the coming term, upcoming topics, along with homework expectations, please consult our updated curriculum newsletters when published.


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