Year 6

Hello and welcome to the page for both Class 14 and 15. The teachers in Year 6 are called Mrs Cassidy (Class 14) and Miss Richardson (Class 15). Miss Clarke will be supporting both classes.

Topic

Our topic on the Vikings meant we have learnt all about who they were, how they lived, what they believed and what their impact on Britain was. We researched using a variety of mediums to support our learning including non-fiction books, iPads, videos and artefacts. We also discussed how we know so much about history from so long ago.  

Computing

For our first Computing topic we have focused on spreadsheets. We learnt about how to use Microsoft Excel to create tables and sort data. We looked at the best ways to display this data including using graphs to present information. We have also recapped our work from last half term on e-safety.

English

We read ‘Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman. We used this book to support us to write a character description of the deadly and mysterious Valkyries. We developed our grammar by looking at relative clauses and expanded noun phrases as well as recapping our work on similes, direct speech and parenthesis. We then used our knowledge from the topic lessons to write our own Viking report. We included the key report features such as: subheadings, bullet points, formal and technical language, colons and semi-colons.

Maths

In Maths we have been learning all about fractions. We have learnt how to: find equivalent fractions; change them between mixed numbers and improper fractions; use the four operations with fractions and find fractions of amounts. We have then applied this knowledge to reasoning problems.

Science

In Science we have been learning all about light. We looked at how it travels, reflection, refraction, colour and shadows. We explored reflection by making a periscope which allowed us to see how light reflected off the mirrors. We experimented with water and images and saw refraction in action by making arrows change direction and images disappear.

R.E

In R.E, we have learnt all about Christmas. We have looked at how the Christmas story can be interpreted differently and why this might be and we have looked at how Christians around the world celebrate Christmas. We also made Christingles and learnt about what these symbolise.

Book Club

Every Monday and Wednesday before school we have been hosting a book club. This has given children the opportunity for some extra reading time before the school day.

Coming up…

Topics

Our topic next half-term is Crime and Punishment. We will be looking at how and why crime and punishment has changed and evolved from the Roman Era to the present day. Our class book will be ‘Macbeth’ an adaptation by Jon Mayhew and Adrian Stone. To link with our topic, the R.E for next half term with be ‘Justice and Freedom’. In Science the topic will be ‘Evolution and Inheritance’.

P.E

P.E will be taught throughout the year and will be taught on Friday for Class 14. We need to make sure we bring our full P.E kits into school on Monday and leave them in school throughout the week. There may be unscheduled P.E activities that take place at different times during the week and we need our P.E kits ready so we do not miss out.

Homework

We need to remember to go onto Times Tables Rock Stars to practise our time tables.

Also, on a Friday look out for spelling and maths homework which will be set on Seesaw.

We are looking forward to another fun year! Watch this space for lots of interesting and exciting updates about our work in Year 6!