Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Please see the document below for a list of useful websites to use over the Summer Holidays.

 

Additional Documents parents may find useful:

Home Learning ELSA

Home Reading E-book Suggestions

Online Safety Tips for Children

Home Learning Suggested Timetable

School Library Service #ReadatHome Challenge

 

Vikings: Raiders or Traders?

We start Year 6 with teaching the children about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will learn who the Vikings were, as well as when and where they raided and settled. They will learn about significant events from the period and order these chronologically on a timeline. The children will also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of everyday Viking life. To help bring this unit to life, the children will be visited by a ‘real Viking’, who has many exciting activities for them to complete!

Explorers: Into the Unknown

Following on from the Vikings, the children will learn about other famous explorers and their importance to the history and geography of our world. The children will compare different expeditions form different periods in time and think about the challenges they faced. We put a special focus on Ernest Shackleton, including looking at his Antarctic expedition and the fantastic non-fiction book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’.

Chocolate: feed your imagination!

In the spring term, we will be studying the history and geography of chocolate, making links to Mayan civilization. We will focus on where chocolate comes from and how it is produced, as well as the children designing and advertising their own products. We will also be looking into the daily life of the Mayan citizens as well as their belief system. In art, we will be creating Mayan tiles and masks.

Space: to Infinity and Beyond

During the summer term, the children will be learning all about space. This is a fantastic topic and we have lots of exciting activities for the children to carry out, such as a STEM project involving children building and launching their own rockets. They will also learn all about our Solar System and the planets, as well about seasons, day and night and space journeys! During this topic, we also go on a school trip to Winchester Science Centre and visit the Planetarium there.

I’m a Year 6, get me out of here!

Our final topic in Year 6 is called ‘I’m a Year 6- Get Me Out of Here’ which starts as a focus on map skills- looking at the local area and the journeys that we make and how we get there. We will look at map symbols and grid references and then using atlases and the iPads to look at maps of the UK, Europe and the World. We will also be using maps for orienteering and completing a number of outdoor challenges including den building and ‘bushtucker trials’!
During this time, the children will also be rehearsing for their end of year 6 performance, which we will release details of nearer the time!

SATs

During the week beginning 11th May, the children will be taking their end of key stage 2 SATs tests. During the run up to this time, we will be building revision into our timetable, as well as offering children after school revision clubs and morning boosters. More details about the SATs will be available closer to the time.

 

English Glossary- glossary of grammatical terms published by the government that children should know by the end of Year 6- most of these will appear as questions in the grammar and punctuation test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF1n1g4CePI&app=desktop- link to a Youtube video explaining the new 2016 Year 6 tests.

http://www.theschoolrun.com/sats/sats-year-6- link to a website which helps guide parents and children through the Year 6 SATs tests.

 

Newsletters 2020/21

Aut 1 Newsletter - 14.09.20

Aut 2 Newsletter - 06.11.20

Aut 2 Topic Overview - 06.11.20

Book Bingo letter - 08.12.20

Year 6 Book bingo

Spr 2 Newsletter - 05.03.21

Spr 2 Homework Grid - 05.03.21

Spr 2 Topic Overview - 05.03.21

Sum 1 Newsletter - 23.04.21

Sum 1 Homework Grid - 23.04.21

Sum 1 Topic Overview - 23.04.21

Sum 2 Newsletter - 11.06.21

Sum 2  Topic Project - 11.06.21

Sum 2 Topic Overview - 11.06.21

 

Isolation Activity Packs

Spring 2 Isolation Pack

If you have any queries with regard to the curriculum for this year group, please contact Mr Mark Morris (Year Group Leader) or Amy Chapman (Deputy Head).

If you would like further paper copies of the curriculum/newsletters, please contact your childs teacher.

Should you have any queries or would like to make a complaint with regard to any of the Year 6 team, please contact Amy Chapman (Deputy Head) or Glen Golding (Headteacher).