Welcome to Year 6
We would like to welcome all our new pupils to Year 6 and hope you are all ready for an exciting last year at Thames View Primary.
The staff in Y6 are:
Mrs Willson - Pioneer Teacher Mrs Gulvin - Discovery Teacher
Mr Mant - Pioneer Teaching Assistant Mrs Broom - Discovery Teaching Assistant
In English, we will be using our topic title and the big question of whether plastic is fantastic to develop our writing skills. We be researching, taking notes and organising information linked to the impact of plastic pollution. After our research, we will be exploring ways to share our information through infographics and reports. Following this, we are going to see if we can use our knowledge and growing writing skills to help create change. We will write to the Prime Minister to share our concerns and ideas. During our reading lessons, we will be using the amazing text 'Wonder' by RJ Palacio. This supports our PHSE and school values as it promotes respect and tolerance for all. Spellings will be given weekly through spelling shed and the online learning platform will be supported by learning activities within the classroom. Usually tests will take place on a Monday. All children have been given a log in.
In Maths, our main focus is on place value and the four operations. We will be exploriing rounding, negative numbers and numbers up to 10 million. We are fully aware that there may be gaps due to enforced absence from school but we have built in many opportuntities to ensure that Y5 skills are secure.
As mentioned earlier, our big topic is around plastic pollution. We will be developing our geography skills and looking at the oceans and seas from around the world before we study what is happening to different areas as a result of the plastic invasion. Our music unit will also build on this unit and we will create our own songs/raps to promote awareness. We will also be creating plastic recycled art.
Other subjects such as Science, RE, ICT and PE are taught separate to the topic. We will be studying light in Science, How Muslims show commitment in RE, Safe searching in ICT and for PE our focus is Hockey and Gymnastics. PE will always be on a Wednesday. Please make sure your child comes into school in the correct kit. They need to be able to do outdoor PE. Please ensure that earrings are not worn.
Homework will be published every Friday on Edmodo with a deadline of the following Wednesday. If there are any problems accessing Edmodo, please let the Y6 staff know as soon as possible.
Our topic overview and termly planning can be dowloaded below, alongside an overview of the year.
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