Welcome to Zebra Class - Year 6!
Year 6, or Zebra Class as we are also known, are taught by Mrs Adams on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Lomax on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. The class are supported by Mrs Cripps.
Welcome back to our final and possibly busiest term with the Isle of Wight, Sports Week, secondary school transition days, the Junior Production and Leavers' Assembly all coming up!
If you were not able to attend the Isle of Wight information meeting we have added the relevant documents below. If you have any questions regarding the trip, please speak to Mrs Lomax or Mrs Mead.
Please check the website regularly for updates.
Please let us know if you have any worries, concerns or questions. We are always happy to help. Mrs Lomax or Mrs Adams will be out on the playground at the end of each day or pop into the office to make an appointment to see us.
Summer Term 2 (Term 6)
Our core text in English this term is 'The Matchbox Diary' which is a picture book. We will be focusing on further refining our writing skills before we leave Year 6 as well as improving our speaking and listening skills as we rehearse our upcoming play 'Ye-Ha!'.
In Maths we will be focusing on continuing to develop our reasoning, problem solving and investigative skills.
Our Science topic is Electricity and our Geography work will focus on the Isle of Wight and Coasts.
In PE we will continue to swim on Tuesday afternoons and also have an upcoming Sports Week. We will also be continuing with our Forest School sessions.
Summer Term 1 (Term 5)
Our core text for this term in English is 'Floodland' by Marcus Sedgwick which is a fantasy novel set in the future when most of the UK is submerged under water. We will also be working on our comprehension skills and revising all our SPAG knowledge.
In Maths we will be continuing to develop our arithmetic and reasoning skills as SATs approach.
SATs week is 14th - 17th May. Children must be in school everyday to complete the tests. The previous week (8th - 11th May) we will be having a 'mock' week. Please see below for more information about SATs and as always, just ask if you have any questions or queries.
Over the next few weeks we will be rehearsing our Maypole dancing ready for our performance on Wednesday 2nd May. Please join us on the junior playground at 2:30pm to watch us perform!
After Maypole is over, we will be beginning our topic work about the Isle of Wight in preparation for our upcoming residential trip and it'll also be time to start thinking about the play!
Spring Term 2 (Term 4)
Our core text in English this term is 'Shackleton's Journey' by William Grill based on the life and adventures of Ernest Shackleton.
In Science we will be learning about the heart and circulation system.
Improving our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in all areas continues to be a focus in Maths and we are beginning to revise key areas of learning in preparation for SATs next term.
Some of our other topics include
PE: Maypole Dancing
We will also be continuing with our Forest School sessions.
Monday - PE (The children need to be able to remove their own earrings for the lesson. If they are not able to do this themselves then earrings should not be worn on PE days)
Tuesday - Homework due in
Wednesday - Spellings
Thursday - Homework given out
Friday - Arithmetic
Spring Term 1 (Term 3)
In English this term our core text is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty set in Victorian London. This book links with our History work which is about Victorian workhouses.
Our Science topic of Evolution also has a Victorian link as we will be learning about the famous scientist Charles Darwin.
In Maths we will be continuing to improve our fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in a range of topics and are starting off the term with algebra.
Some of our other topics for this term include:
Art - Portraits
PE - Gymnastics
We are also looking forward to taking part in our first Forest School sessions.
Autumn 2 (Term 2)
In English this term our core text is 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. We are really enjoying the story so far and can't wait to find out what happened to Salim!
In Maths we are continuing to focus on number, specifically fractions, decimals and percentages. Please continue to practise times tables at home. Every child has an individual log in for www.ttrockstars.com
Some of our other topics this term include:
Science - Light
Geography - London and Other Capital Cities Around the World
Autumn term 1 (Term 1)
In English this term we are studying 'Macbeth', exploring the themes of a Shakespearean tragedy and the complex relationships within the story, as well as beginning to understand the language of Shakespeare.
In Maths we are focusing on number, place value, the four operations (including written methods) and fractions. Knowledge of the times tables up to 12x12 and the related division facts is vital and these should be practised regularly at home.
Some of our other topics for the term include:
Science - Living things and their habitats
History - The Mayans
Art - Mayan artwork
Computing - Coding
We also have some other things to look forward to, details to follow!