Year 6 - Mr D Miree

Our topic this term is...

 

 

Journeys and Other Worlds.

 

Dear Parents and Carers...

 Welcome back to another exciting term I hope you’ve all had a great festive time. I am really looking forward to helping your child further succeed in their learning and build on their successes from last term. Our main topic is Journeys and Imaginary Worlds. Also this term will involve SAT revision periods towards the run up to SATs.

 There will be a Parent workshop later in the term to explain how you can support your child in the run up to SATs.

 Literacy

 We will be concentrating on the novels by Roald Dahl. Your child will be investigating

themes, characters and language. They will read and listen to first-hand accounts of wartime evacuees and the journeys they went on. There will be opportunities to write a newspaper report on the making of the film. We will be creating our own imaginary world and writing poetry about an imaginary fantasy creature. Please note: As we run up to the SATS. There will be lots of reading and grammar writing too this term. So please help your child practise their spellings and sign their homework book to show

they have learned them, ready for their test on Friday. Thankyou.

 Numeracy

 We will be focusing on areas which your child needs to practise more often, so they

can reach their potential, especially in problem solving. There will be opportunities to enhance their mental arithmetic skills each day too. Please note we hold a booster class every Tuesday after school until 4pm. Please sign up to join. Every little extra helps.

History will be linked to Literacy and we will be hearing accounts of Holocaust survivors and focusing on Anne Frank and her journey into hiding. In Geography we are focusing on rivers and the components of the water cycle, how rivers erode, transport and deposit materials to produce particular landscape features and the

characteristics of a river system in another part of the world.

 Science

 This term we will be focusing on:

Electricity

Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit; compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches and use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Light

Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines; use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye and explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

 PSHE/Religious Education

 During PSHE we will be learning about individuals who have overcome obstacles in their

life and how we can reflect and become inspired by them. Also in RE we will be looking at how different religions make pilgrimages and their journeys to fulfilment.

 Design/Technology

 We will be bringing our imaginary creatures to life, linking our science topic and

building circuits which will enable our creatures eyes and noses to light up.

 Music

 Our music focus will be based around the Samba beat and its journey from the roots

of Africa to Brazil. We will be improvising and composing music for a range of

purposes using a selection of percussion instruments. It’s going to be one noisy

classroom!

Physical Education

 

Year 6 will focus on Invasion games. We will be creating our own invasion games with

rules. and in the second half of the term we will be learning how to express ourselves through drama and dance. Please note: P.E. is now on a Wednesday.

This term your child will be engaging in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic French language structures.

Computing

 We will be learning how to use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly;

recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

 Also your child will learn about the capabilities of smartphones, think of a problem that a smartphone or tablet app could solve, and then pitch the idea for their app.

 Homework

 Homework will be given out every

 Friday and your child will be expected to hand in their completed homework first thing Monday morning.

Can you please support your child  by encouraging them to complete their independent learning tasks.

 Supporting Staff

 These members of staff will be supporting your child in class:

Mrs Kent, Mrs Akudi and Mr Dadi

Extra Information:

 Please ensure your child reads at least 20 minutes each day.

 There is  a Reward for every child who has read every day. So can you sign your child’s

Reading Record Book,’ after reading.

 

Thank You.

 Your child will receive new spellings every Monday to learn ready for the test on Friday morning.

 Please remember that the preparation for SAT’s is a stressful time of the year for your

child, so if you need, please do not hesitate to come in for a chat.

 

I hope you have found this information useful and that you can find ways to support your child’s learning. I look forward to meeting you at our Sat Workshop later in the term; if not before!

 It’s not too late to join our Maths Booster and reading sessions, please ask for a permission slip at the office.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr. D. Miree. Dmy6, Class Teacher