Mrs Whitton
assisted by Erica & Natalie
PPA cover by Mrs Verhoeven

USEFUL NOTICES

  • Reading records and maths workbooks must be in school every day. 

  • Bring a water bottle to school each day 

  • PE days are on Thursday and Friday and you are to come to school wearing your kit on both days. 

  • Our library session is on a Friday so please have your library book in school to renew or change. 

CURRICULUM
OVERVIEW 

Click here for Year 6 overview

HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

Daily 

You are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and to complete a reading comprehension question response in your reading record. 

 

You are expected to complete the assigned maths 5-a-day daily and bring this to school each day. 

 

Please bring your reading records and maths workbooks to school every day so we can go through your work. 

 

Weekly 

Weekly homework will be set on Wednesday and should be handed in the following Wednesday.  

 

  • Spelling homework will be set on Google Classroom. This should be completed in your homework book and uploaded by Wednesday morning. You should also take the opportunity to practise your SPaG through your sentences. 

Reading comprehension should be completed in your reading comprehension workbook and brought to school by Wednesday morning. 

WRITING

This term we will be using Grimm Tales for young and old by Philip Pullman as a stimulus for our writing. Through these lessons children will be guided to examine a range of Grimm Tales and to look closely at the characteristics. Through lessons, they will analyse the language, characterisation and common story structure across many of the tales. They will make comparisons between many versions of the same story and analyse the extent to which these stories can be classified as ‘fairy tales’ Eventually they will work towards creating their own Grimm tale, planning for a balance of dialogue and narrative and using devices to advance the action quickly. 

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R.E

In RE lessons we will start the term by searching for answers to the question, what does it mean to be a Jew? We will apply and build on our understanding of Judaism and Christianity within this topic. We will then move on to look at Rules and Responsibilities – who decides. This topic will provide children with the opportunity to learn more about Islam. The children will make links and comparisons within and across the world religions studied. 

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PSHE

In PSHE we will be thinking about relationships and how to to build and develop healthy connections. 

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KEY DATES

Monday 9th to Friday 13th May - SATs

Monday 16th to Friday 20th May - School Journey 

Wednesday 8th June – Educational visit to the East London Mosque 

Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July – Year 6 Play (times TBC) 

Monday 18th July – Trip to Chessington 

Wednesday 20th July – Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly (2pm)

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PE

Our PE lessons will take place on Thursday and Friday. Please wear your PE kits to school on these days. This term we will be developing our PE skills through gymnastics. 

MATHS

We will continue to develop our mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in our lessons.  Remember, you can practise your mathematical skills at any time on Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars.

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TOPICAL TALK

This term our project is Refugees and Responsibility. Millions of people are escaping the conflict in Ukraine, but while this story is new, refugee crises are not. We will be exploring the questions, why are so many people being forced out of their homes? What should be done to support them? And whose responsibility is it to help?

SCIENCE

We will be learning about animals including humans. We will build on prior learning and knowledge through understanding different systems within the body. We will research the parts and functions of the circulatory system, focusing on how nutrients are transported around the human body. We will explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function and how different types of drugs affect the body.

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THEME

This term our topic will be based on Bermondsey and the contribution that our community has made and continues to make. Through this we will also look at local artist, Anish Kapoor and develop our Art and DT skills through learning more about statues and sculptures. 

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READING

We will continue with guided reading sessions. During these lessons children read aloud, answer questions relating to the text and discuss the text as a group. We will be reading Grimm Tales for young and old by Philip Pullman in these sessions and developing our understanding of traditional tales. 

BOOK LIST

Click here for Year 6 book list