Class 14

Hello and welcome to Class 14’s webpage. We are a class of Year 6 pupils who are taught by Mrs Hickling. Luckily for her, and us, the majority of us were taught by her last year so we are all ready to start the Autumn term and get cracking with the Year 6 curriculum. Should you wish to witness how hard we work and how well we support one another as a team then you’ll find us down the Year 6 corridor next to the school library. The pupils of Class 14 will also often see Ms Vaughan as she’ll be covering Mrs Hickling on a Wednesday.

English

In English we will be reading stories set in imaginary worlds. We will be basing our writing on the story ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Grahame Baker-Smith as this links with our topic of fairgrounds. Our writing will focus on character and setting descriptions as well as writing a recount based on an Upper Key Stage Two trip to Goose Fair. To further develop our reading, comprehension and breadth of vocabulary we will participate in weekly guided reading sessions and complete targeted homework in our reading diaries.

Maths

In Maths we will be working on our place value knowledge and dealing with increasingly larger numbers. We will be ordering and comparing as well as rounding and estimating. We will continue to work on our arithmetic skills, via a weekly arithmetic test, in order to calculate and solve calculations efficiently and quickly. Alongside this, we will be refining our skills using the written formal methods of addition and subtraction. Whilst making our fairground rides we will be measuring materials accurately.

Topic

As previously mentioned, during the Autumn term our topic will be fairgrounds. We will be learning about the history of Nottingham Goose Fair and its importance to the local community. Prior to our visit to the site we will be learning about the science behind fairground rides and making some rides of our own in Design and Technology lessons. The class will also make posters in I.C.T. using the software Microsoft Publisher to create posters to advertise this popular calendar event.

Science

In keeping with the fairground topic we will be learning about electricity and circuits to equip ourselves with the appropriate knowledge to make our rides. We will learn about what exactly electricity is, what the different components of a circuit are and how these different components can effect the successful of a circuit.

At the start of the year we will also discuss healthy lifestyles and discuss what is required for this. We may even carry out our own class experiment based on the contents of a school lunchbox! Watch this space for more updates on this.

P.E.

For the first half-term, the class will be developing their tag rugby skills. Through rugby, they will improve their throwing, catching and running techniques. Year 6 are also very lucky as they’ll be receiving an additional P.E. lesson of table tennis each week.

It is reminded that P.E. kits need to be in school at all times. Please refer to the school website regarding appropriate school uniform and P.E. kit.

Many thanks,

Mrs Hickling