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Welcome to Year 6

Our teacher for this year is Miss Milligan, our TA's are Mrs Todaro, Mrs  Todorova and Ms Mason.

 

Y6 Timetable 

Y6 Curriculum Map 2023-2024

Year 6 Maths Objectives

Year 6 English Objectives

Summer Term 

It is crazy to think we are at our final term in Y6!

The children have lots of very exciting events planned to end their time at St Peter's. A term where they make lots of very special memories to keep with them as they transition to secondary school. 

We start this term by continuing to plan and prepare the children for their Ks2 assessments, whilst still delievering a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Maths

Units to cover:

  • Angles - measuring, drawing, calculating and applying our skills to reasoning questions
  • Position and direction - coordinates, translation, position and direction 
  • Reviewing our properties of various shapes 
  • Revising all concepts to help consolidate learning 
  • We finish our term by completing many mathematical projects in teams - these skills help us when we come to running our Young Enterprise stall 

 

English 

In English, we are focusing on our grammar, spelling and punctuation. We start the term by going over our tenses.  Followed by a review of word classes, sentence structures, active and passive voice. 

In writing, we will be completing a balanced argument, by carrying out an in class debate.

RE

Our big question this term is;

'What does the journey of life and death look like from a Christian perspective?'

We will look at the Christian journey of life and death, playing particular attention to the milestones Christians go through. We will be comparing this to our own milestones and hopes for the future. 

Knowledge Organiser

 

Science 

We will be looking at living things and their habitats.

Our key questions are;

  • How are vertebrates grouped together?
  • How are invertebrates grouped together?
  • What else is living besides animals and plants?
  • How can you grow your own microorganism?

Knowledge Organiser

History

Our unit this term is 'Crime and Punishment', we will be looking at crime and punishment through the ages. 

Our key vocabulary is:

  • jury 
  • trial 
  • execution 
  • deterrent
  • Highwayman

 Knowledge Organiser

RSHE 

In RSHE, we will be focusing on the Relationships jigsaw piece. In this unit the children will look at mental health, love and loss, power and content, being online and being responsible online.

Computing 

We are preparing for secondary school as we learn to touch type, become confident with word, powerpoint and excel.

PE

In PE we will be focusing on our athletic skills as we prepare for our Sports Day at the end of term one. Mr Webb will take our PE lessons as our new PE coach. These lessons will continue to take place on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon. 

 

Treginnis Farm 2024 

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Day Four 

Our final day on the farm is complete and we now have 27 fully fledged farmers ready to bring back to London tomorrow...

The class have thrown (quite literally for some of them!) themselves into everything, whether that be feeding the pigs and poultry at 7:30am, picking up manure in the pouring rain and high winds, or wheel-barrowing  manure backwards and forwards nine times to lay enough compost for vegetables to grow! The children have not stopped smiling throughout - enjoying every moment! 

Today, has been an extra special day for James as he has turned eleven at the farm! I am certain he will never forget his eleventh birthday, starting his day with milking Delilah, followed by a coastal walk and a fun afternoon on the beach with the whole class. 

The rest of the class started the day with herding the sheep and feeding the pigs and poultry, followed by planting flowers and the real highlight grooming and feeding the donkeys. 

We are about to go and enjoy pizzas and chocolate rice crispy cakes, followed by an evening of packing and entertainment. We have all had a fantastic time and I know the children will be very pleased to see you all tomorrow. 

Day Three

On the farm today, we had another early start to feed the sheep, pigs, poultry and goats. We are getting to know the animals really well, the children are enjoying learning all the names of the animals - their favourites being Nutmeg the pig and Emerald the very friendly chicken!

We were very lucky with the weather, the children have been enjoying pulling thistles, going on coastal walks and walking the donkeys. They are all having a fantastic time and really enjoying spending time together. 

One of the highlights today, was the lamb roast for lunch! Some children were a little horrified to hear, they were eating the lambs they had just visited and fed on the farm. 

Last night, we were treated to St Peter's Got Talent, the children blew us away with all of their talents. From dancing, to comedy and singing, they are a creative bunch! Ant and Dec better watch out as Matilda  wowed us with her presenting skills. Today Treginnis farm tomorrow ITV! 

 

Day Two

 Our first full day on the farm is complete!

Spirits are high despite the strong winds and wet weather...it is very blustery out there. 

We were up before the sun had risen feeding the pigs, poultry, goats and sheep. Our early morning efforts were rewarded with a delicious breakfast of sausages (the children were horrified to hear these were from the pigs on the farm!), scrambled egg and beans. All very well received from the children. 

After breakfast, we set out into the wet weather, for a various different group activities. These included; grooming and mucking out the donkeys, planting flowers,  weeding the garden, visiting the log shed to saw wood for the log burner and finally a cooking session where the children enjoyed making a sticky toffee pudding for tomorrows dinner. 

The children are enjoying every minute here and the teachers can't wait to see the talents the children have been preparing for tonight's St Peter's Got Talent!

Enjoy looking at the photos - I will continue to add to the slideshow throughout the week. 

 

Day One

We have arrived safely and are already fully into the swing of farm life!

The children have had a brilliant first day. After surviving the 6 hour bus journey (which was no mean feat after a movie marathon!), the children were very excited to see the first sign for Treginnis Farm along the windy country roads. 

We were given a hugely warm welcome by all the farm staff and are very much enjoying being in the beautifully toasty farmhouse. After finding our rooms and settling in, Y6 enjoyed a blustery walk along the stunning Welsh coastline. 

We arrived back and were fed a delicious home made Cottage Pie and brownie. The children were delighted! 

This evening, we are enjoying some down time, playing games before hot chocolate and reading time. 

 

Y6 Gallery

 

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Spring Term 1

 

I can’t believe the children have completed their first full term in Y6! We now move into our Spring term with lots of fun and exciting topics and trips to enjoy. The highlight of this term has to be Treginnis Farm, however, we also have STEM week, DT day and lots more.

 

English 

 

Our main writing unit this half term will be based around the book, ‘Hobbit’ by J.R.R Tolkien.  

 

The children will write a play script, a diary and an adventure story. The children will also be writing a poem, in the style of Martin Luther King.


 Maths

In maths, we will be studying the following topics;

  • Ratio
  • Algebra
  • Decimals

We will continue to follow White Rose maths; supported with extension reasoning tasks on NCETM and Nrich.

Don’t forget to login to TT Rock stars and Mathletics;

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Science

Our topic this term will be the circulatory system. The children will be building on prior knowledge from Y4, we will be focusing on blood, double circulation and heart rate, as well as lots more!

 

History

In History we will continue our learning about the Ancient Greeks. The children will be relating their prior knowledge to learning about the Ancient Greeks influence on Western civilisation.

 

Geography

This term we will continue to focus on The Americas. The children will learn about longitude and latitude, the impact of the equator and really focus on their maps skills.

 

 

RE

In RE, our big question for this term is, ‘What does it mean to be a Sikh?’ In this topic the children will be building on their prior knowledge from Y5. We will be looking at the 5 K’s, and understanding how Sikh’s live their everyday life. We will also be taking a trip to the Gudwara.

Art

In art this term we will be looking at ‘Printing’, the children will have the opportunity to create their own screen print.

 

Computing

We will be using our computer thinking skills to become project managers.

Spanish

In Spanish the children will be learning about the home, learning the names of the rooms in the home. The children will be working on their Spanish pronunciation whilst improving their writing skills.

PE

In PE this term year six will be taught by Mr Moura our PE coach. He will be continuing focus on invasion games in their lesson on a Tuesday and Friday.

RSHE

‘Dreams and Goals’

Our RSHE topic is all about the children’s dreams and ambitions! We will be thinking about how we can manage and achieve our ambitions, and how we manage our emotions when we may not achieve from first time of trying.

Things to note

Please continue to encourage your child to read as much as possible! This children will need their reading books in school every day. Each child should also be reading every day at home and will need to fill in their Vocab books in 5 times a week. Their vocab books will be checked on a Friday at school. Thank you for your help with this.

P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoons and Friday morning. The children must arrive in school in their uniform and bring their school P.E. kit to change into.

This term the children’s homework will be printed; they should take it home and bring it back to school in their homework folder.

I have been so impressed with Y6 this term. We are set to have a fantastic Sprint term, all looking forward to the last week when we head to Wales on our residential.

I am excited for a busy half-term leading us up to February half-term!

 

 

Autumn Term 2 

This half term we are continuing with some of our interesting areas of learning as well as moving onto some new topics. We will also be preparing for Christmas and performing our Poetry Recital, having out first DT day of the year and going on a trip to the Lyric.

 

English 

 Our main writing unit this half-term will be based around the book, ‘War Horse’ by Michael Morpurgo.

 War Horse picture book: A stunning children's illustrated picture book  adaptation of the beloved classic story, celebrating 40 years since first  publication : Morpurgo, Michael, Clohosy Cole, Tom: Amazon.co.uk: Books

The children will write a letter and produce a narrative based on the text. We will also be writing a nonsense narrative and persuasive writing.

 

Maths

In maths the children will be building on their place value and calculation skills from autumn one. We will be moving onto fractions and converting units of measure. We will continue to follow White Rose maths; supported with extension reasoning tasks on NCETM and Nrich.

Don’t forget to login to TT Rock stars and Mathletics;

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Maths Revision Posters - Y5, Y6, KS2 SATs | Teaching ResourcesMaths Revision Posters - Y5, Y6, KS2 SATs | Teaching Resources

Science

Our topic this term will be animals including humans. The children will be building on prior knowledge, we will be focusing and exploring evolution by looking at the works of Darwin.

Charles Darwin | Biography, Education, Books, Theory of Evolution, & Facts  | Britannica

History

In History we will continue our learning about the Ancient Greeks. The children will be learning about the life and achievements of the Ancient Greeks.

Ancient Greeks KO

Geography

This term we will continue to focus on natural resources. The children will learn how they form and how we can sustain natural resources. We will also be working on our map skills throughout the topic.

Natural Resources KO

RE

In RE, our big question for this term is, ‘How would Christians advertise Christmas to show what Christmas means today?’ In this topic our key vocabulary will be;

  • Religious
  • Secular
  • Gospel
  • Narrative 

Art

In art this term we will be looking at ‘Street Artists’, the children will use lots of different mediums to re-create street artists work as well as create their own street art in the style of Banksy.

Beautiful Graffiti: The Work of Banksy - Eco Solutions

 

Computing

We will be using our computer thinking skills to become project managers.

Spanish

In Spanish the children will be learning about the home, learning the names of the rooms in the home. The children will be working on their Spanish pronunciation whilst improving their writing skills.

PE

In PE this term year six will be taught by Mr Moura our PE coach. He will be continuing focus on invasion games in their lesson on a Tuesday and Friday.

RSHE

‘Celebrating Difference’

Our RSHE topic to start the term is all about celebrating difference! We will be thinking about how to make everyone feel welcome, how to make our school a happy place for everyone.

Things to note

Please be encouraging your child to read as much as possible! This children will need their reading books in school every day. Each child should also be reading every day at home and will need to fill in their Vocab books in 5 times a week. Their vocab books will be checked on a Friday at school. Thank you for your help with this.

P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoons and Friday morning. The children must arrive in school in their uniform and bring their school P.E. kit to change into.

The children have all had a fantastic first term in Y6 – I am excited for a busy half-term leading us up to Christmas!

Autumn Term 1

 

Welcome to Year 6. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and seeing your children blossom as individuals. We have lots of very exciting events happening this year and I know your children are set to be fantastic role models for the rest of the school. During the Autumn term the children will be engaging in lots of exciting topics across all subjects. As well as our great learning in the classroom, we will also have some great trips and exciting events happening in school.

 

English 

To start our English learning the children will be starting from the first day of school to write an adventure story, where something unexpectedly goes wrong!

Following this piece, we will begin our biographies. During our guided write we will be focusing on the life of Roald Dahl by reading his book ‘Boy’. The children will be researching and finding out a lot about him. Before, going onto picking an inspiring role model in their life, to write their own biography, following the same format.  

Then we will be moving onto a Nonsense narrative, where the children engage in drama to help build their literacy skills. Prior to finishing the term with a non-chronological report.

Maths

At the start of term we will be looking at number and place value. Prior to building on our calculation methods (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), Fractions and finishing the term with converting units.

Don’t forget to login to TT Rock stars and Mathletics;

https://ttrockstars.com/

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Science

Our topic this term will be electricity. The children will be building on prior knowledge by creating parallel and serial circuits. Learning their Electricity symbols and finishing the topic by creating a burglar alarm.

Electricity KO

History

In History we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. The children will be learning about the life and achievements of the Ancient Greeks. During this topic we will be sharing our learning with you all by performing our class assembly.  

Ancient Greeks KO

Geography

This term we will be focusing on natural resources. The children will learn how they form and how we can sustain natural resources. We will also be working on our map skills throughout the topic.

Natural Resources KO

RE

In RE, our big question for this term is, ‘How has the Christian message survived 2000 years?’ In this topic our key vocabulary will be;

  • Ascension
  • Pentecost
  • Good News
  • Persecution
  • Fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • The Trinity
  • Confirmation

How has the Christian message survived 2000 years

Art

In art this term we will be looking at ‘Trees’, the children will use lots of different mediums to create different trees, such as, charcoal, oil pastels and water colours. The artists we will be focusing on are Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Claude Monet and William Morris.

Trees KO

Computing

We will be becoming ‘adventure gamers’ this term. We will be learning about python and syntax throughtout the topic.

Spanish

In Spanish the chidl’ren will be spening a lot of tiemn working on their pronunciation, as well as their written Spanish. By the end of the topic we are hoping all children can write about their daily routine and tell the time in Spanish!

PE

In PE this term year six will be taught by Mr Moura our PE coach. He will be focusing on invasion games in their lesson on a Tuesday. The children will also be swimming on a Friday morning.

 

RSHE

‘Being Me in My World’

Our RSHE topic to start the term is all about celebrating us! We will be thinking about how to make everyone feel welcome, how to make our school a happy place for everyone.

 

Things to note

Please be encouraging your child to read as much as possible! This children will need their reading books in school every day. Each child should also be reading every day at home and will need to fill in their Vocab books in 5 times a week. Their vocab books will be checked on a Friday at school. Thank you for your help with this.

P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoons. The children must arrive in school in their uniform and bring their school P.E. kit to change into. Swimming will be on a Friday morning, please make sure your child comes to school with their swimming kit.

What a great first half term we have to look forward to!