Welcome to year 6 

Class teacher: Mr Baker

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Clarke

 @year6lmp

Values driven learning

Please find Year 6’s Curriculum overview for 2020/21 below:

Year six curriculum 2020 (1)

Our main topic this half term: Looking After Our Landscapes.

This will be a geography-based topic and we will be learning more about our surrounding area and the habitats and environments within it. We will be looking at aspects of climate control and its environmental impacts and what we, as both individuals and as a group, can do to help. We will also be doing some map work, learning to plot routes and use coordinates to locate positions.

Please find the knowledge organiser for this topic below:

Knowledge organiser landscapes

Science

In science, our topic will be: Animals and Livings Things (further classification). In this unit we will build on our knowledge of animals from lower down school and focus more on how to classify different animals and the various animal groups that there are. We will learn about Carl Linnaeus and the system he created for classifying animals.

Please find the knowledge organiser for this topic below:

Knowledge organiser living things classification

Our class book this half term is: Skellig by David Almond

Important information.

Please sign your child’s reading record each evening. Regular reading helps children to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, and  in turn helps them to access the rest of the curriculum. Children may change reading books at school when they have finished them.

Children receive spellings on Fridays. The word lists are taken from the RWI Spelling units which the children have completed that week, so you will notice common spelling patterns or rules. Some weeks they may be taken from the Year 5/6 statutory spelling list. A copy of this can be found below. These spellings should be practised daily.

Year 5/6 spellings

 

Additional information

PE Kits – PE lessons will be held on Tuesday afternoons so PE kits need to be in for that day. It is advisable for children to bring them in on Monday, leave them on the peg and take them home for washing when necessary.

The following information gives further information about end of year expectations and makes links to our assessment systems.