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Year 6

We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas Break and are looking forward to a busy Spring term.

Throughout our curriculum this term, we will be continuing our development of a Growth Mindset to enable us to approach all aspects of life with resilience, respect and tolerance. We will focus on the British value of Democracy, using debate and listening skills, as well as understanding the significance of voting throughout our core and foundation subjects.

Our History topic this term is all about World War 2. We have lots of exciting lessons planned. We will be using our history skills to sequence timelines, plotting key events in chronological order as part of British history and world history. We will be looking at how WW2 had impacts on life throughout and after the war; different personal accounts of people involved in the war and analysing artefacts to gain an understanding of the war in more detail. Not to mention our exciting trip to Duxford planned!

In Design and Technology, we will be cooking a traditional British dish. We will be focusing on healthy eating and nutrition and costing and seasonality of ingredients.

In English, we will initially be looking at 'Night of the Gargoyles' by Eve Bunting. We will then go on to look a range of genres including persuasive writing, recounts, narrative and non-chronological reports throughout the rest of the term. We are focusing on a range of grammatical and writing features, including: speech to advance the action, writing to engage the reader and using adverbials, prepositions and conjunctions to add extra detail.

In Guided Reading, we will be studying ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo, a story linked closely to our History topic of WW2.

Our Maths lessons will be taught from our Power Maths scheme. Over the term, we will cover lots of new maths topics, add to skills we already have and develop them even further! To start off the term we will be looking at decimals. Don't forget to recap our learning so far on fractions, coordinates and the four operations.

The homework expectations remain the same as last year. You will have weekly spellings, which will be tested on a Friday. In your spelling book, you will need to practise your spellings to ensure you have learnt them in preparation for the weekly test. You will need to read at home at least three times a week and your planner will need to be signed by an adult. You should be using Times Tables Rock Stars regularly. Remember to check Google Classroom regularly for extra practice of key skills and revision and to engage with SATS bootcamp, which will really support revision in the lead up to SATS.

PE this term is Dance and our new Leadership unit where you will begin to prepare and deliver small PE based activities and games to your peers. Please come to school in your PE kit on your PE days (red school jumper, white polo shirt and plain black shorts or jogging bottoms, black trainers).

Your PE days are:

6 Gold (Mrs Arends) – Tuesday and Friday

6 Ochre (Mrs Hastings) – Tuesday and Friday

6 Amber (Mr Hicham) - Tuesday and Friday

Year 6 Spring Term 2023