Year 6

Hello and welcome to Class 14 and 15! We are a cohort of brilliant and hardworking Year 6 children and our teachers are called Mrs Cassidy (Class 14) and Miss Richardson (Class 15). Mr Shaw is our Teaching Assistant and he will be supporting both classes.

English

To go alongside our topic, ‘World War II’, we have been completing work around the book ‘My Secret War Diary’ by Marcia Williams. We have used this book as inspiration to write our own diary entry from the perspective of someone living during the Second World War. We have also used our knowledge of the Blitz to write a recount of what a night in London during this time would have been like.

Our VIPER morning work has allowed us to study in detail a variety of stories and diary entries written during World War II whilst developing our reading skills. Alongside this, we have continued to use the school library regularly and to take our Rainbow Reading books home.

Topic

We have been learning all about World War II looking, in particular, at how the war started, evacuation, rationing and the role of women during the war. The children have been using the knowledge acquired during these sessions to then support them with their writing in their English sessions.

Maths

In Maths we have been learning all about decimals and percentages. We have found out how to convert decimals to percentages and fractions and how the four operations can be used with decimal numbers. We have also looked at how we can work out percentages of amounts. We have applied all this knowledge to varied fluency and reasoning questions.

 We have been completing weekly arithmetic tests and have been achieving amazing scores on Times Tables Rock Stars.

Science

In Science we have learnt all about using classification systems and keys to identify animals and used research on the ipads to support us with this. We used our gardening session with Anna, the school gardener, to classify plants including evergreens, deciduous, monocots and dicots. We photographed these and observed common characteristic and differences.

We also learnt about microorganisms and completed an investigation to explore what happens to slices of bread over time. We chose the variables we were going to change and compared the impact these changes made on the bread.

R.E

In R.E, we have learnt all about Freedom and Justice. We have explored the meaning of these words and how they can be seen in our society today and throughout key points in history including in World War II. We have then compared different religions and their teachings of these concepts. We have used a variety of religious stories to discuss when justice and freedom has been achieved and when, we believe, it has not.

Next Half-Term

World War Two

Our work on World War II will continue next half term and we will focus on the treatment of the Jews in Nazi Germany and the life of Anne Frank.  To support our learning, we will be visiting The National Holocaust Centre.

P.E

P.E will be taught throughout the year and will be taught on Friday for Year 6. 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.

Spellings and Times Tables Rock Stars

Weekly spellings will be sent home for us to learn ready for our test on Fridays.  We need to remember to go onto Times Tables Rock Stars to practise our time tables.

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