Class 6

Mr Strefford

Mr Strefford

Year 6 Class Page


We're already into the second half term - time flies when you're having fun!

We've got lots of exciting events and subjects to get stuck into for this half term in YEAR 6.

In Literacy, we will be looking at a new book - Can we save the tiger? by Martin Jenkins. The main focus of this unit will be to write a persuasive, informed piece about the plight of wild tigers. The class will need to master the skills of manipulating sentence structure, using emotive language, precise vocabulary and have a clear understanding of modal verbs.  All of our written and grammar activities will be centred around this book. Here is an excerpt of the book being read - Can we save the tiger?

In Maths, we'll be looking at Fractions. Intially how to find equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions, and then adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. The class will be studying how the denominator value affects the size of a fraction as well as some reasoning type questions in the White Rose programme.  Follow the BBC Bitesize link to have a look at how to furtherunderstand fractions. Year 6 will be completing a daily mental maths starter and a Big Question most Friday mornings.

Science lessons will be focused on investigations into Animals including humans. Our main focus will be on creating fair, scientific investigations to test out a specific hypothesis. Our activities will focus on understanding how the heart and circulatory system function. Click on the link to find extra information about the Circulatory system.

In topic, we will continue to study History and World War II. This term we will focus on the main events of World War II after 1942, such as the Holocaust, D-Day, the end of the war and Remembrance Day. Specifically, we will look at different sources of evidence and how this evidence informs our view of this era. Use this bitesize link to find out more about World War II 

On a Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon Mrs Walker will be taking the class for RE, PSCHE and DT/Art. On a Wednesday afternoon Mrs Jackson will be teaching French and IT.  Mr Proctor will be taking the class for Drumming lessons every Thursday morning. There will be a drumming performance at the end of the Autumn term!

All day to day communication with children and parents will be via TEAMs at the moment, please ensure your child has an up to date login to access this programme. All homeworks will be set through ATOM PRIME. Homework goes out on a Thursday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. However, there will be occasions when I will set a two week research based homework. Children are also encouraged to regularly use the TT Rock Stars x table app as well as read daily.

PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday this half term, children will be expected to wear their PE kits on those two days. The Tuesday lesson is gymnastics with Mr Gibbons.

The Year 6 residential to Ilam Hall is booked in for Monday 10th June, a letter and information about payments has been sent out from the office. Previous Year 6 classes have visited the YHA venue for a number of years and have always thoroughly enjoyed the experience. 

The Year 6 Bikeability course is booked in for 23rd and 24th January. All standards of cyclists can take part. Bikes can be shared and cycling helmets are essential. Again more detials will follow in a letter before Christmas.

Please contact me through if you have any questions related to Year 6.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Strefford

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