Welcome to Year 6!

Class Teacher: Mrs Ward

Teaching Assistants: Mr Thomas and Mrs Birdi (Wednesday)

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These are the exciting things we will be doing this half term.

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Learning Focus

Learning about the Swinging Sixties

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Key Text

'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' by Louis Sachar

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Memorable Experiences / Trips

Visit from the Young Shakespeare Company - Thursday 7th October 2021

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Writing Opportunities

Diary entries written in character Letters or emails written in character Discursive text Missing chapter

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Science

The Circulatory System Children will learn identify the main parts of the human circulatory system, and how to describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. They will be able to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function and describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

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Art & DT

Claywork Children will learn how to make a Pop Art tile.

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History

The Swinging Sixties Children will use different sources and look for connections, contrasts and trends when investigating social and technological changes in the 1960s.

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Maths

Place Value, Number – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

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Computing

E-Safety: The children will be studying e-safety through the Purple Mash curriculum and using their prior coding knowledge to design e-safety games.

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Music

Artforms Children have weekly music lessons on Mondays with Mrs Smith from Artforms. They are studying 60s songs this half-term.

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PE

Gymnastics (Mondays) Sequences including rolls. Netball (Thursdays) Children will learn techniques such as passing, ball control, shooting and attack/defence as well as game strategy

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Homework Task - Topic

Children will choose any aspect of the 1960s that they would like to find out more about (e.g. England’s 1966 World Cup win, The Space Race, The Beatles, etc) and present this information on our Swinging Sixties homework day on Friday 15th October.

Guided reading homework

Pages to read are set on Mondays and questions are given out on Tuesdays. Both tasks must be completed in readiness for the next reading session the following Monday.