Autumn One 2022
Welcome to the new school year. I hope everyone has had a lovely summer break!
Your Year 6 teacher is Miss McFaul and your Teaching Assistant is Sandra. We are looking forward to a busy half term!
Our Autumn One topic is The Battle of Hastings, with an in depth focus on who the Vikings and Normans were and the impact they have had on Britain's history.
Reading records needs to be signed daily as part of the Home-School Reading Agreement. Reading records need to be brought back into school every morning to be checked. Please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes each day.
Homework will be given daily (unless stated otherwise) and will need to be brought back in completed at the start of each day. Please make sure you child brings their homework in on time, as it is beneficial to our learning at the time. In addition, please ensure your child learns their spelling list for the week as there is a weekly spelling test.
We have P.E. every Thursday and Friday so please ensure that your child comes in their correct kit on these days. Kit should include school P.E. t-shirt, school jumper, tracksuit bottoms or shorts and trainers.
Many thanks for your support,
Miss McFaul and Sandra :)
Year 6 (2021/2022)
Summer term 2 (2022)
I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful half-term holiday and you are ready for the final weeks of Year 6. During the Summer term, Year 6 Maths lessons will be focussing on various math-based learning activities based on previous learning and in English, we will continue finishing off previous work. We will also spend a lot of time thinking about and discussing their transition to secondary school. For more information, please look at the Medium Term Plan attached below.
Pupils should complete daily reading, recording what they have read in their reading record. Reading records and reading books should be brought into school every day ready to be checked daily.
Pupils should come to school in their PE kits on their allocated PE days. For details of the required school PE kit please go to our uniform policy on the website. Please be reminded that hoodies are not part of our school PE kit and must not be worn to school at any time.
Summer term 1 (2022)
I hope you have all had a restful Easter break and that the children are ready for the challenges of this Summer Term. It has been another great term in Year 6! I have been so proud and pleased at how the children have returned with such an appetite to learn!
In English, we will continue building up writing a diary entry based on the themes of isolation and insecurities as well as writing a speech to young people and embracing and loving who you are. Our class texts are Wonder by RJ Palacio as well as Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. In Maths, we will continue to tackle algebraic expressions and equations with incredible surety, ratio and look at the volume of compound shapes! Whilst in Science, we will continue to explore the vast theme of evolution: How we have evolved through adaptation; looking at both our inherited and environmental traits and how they make each one of us unique! In Geography, our topic is called 'Earthquake' in which we are going to be learning about how and why earthquakes happen, how they are measured as well as hot keep ourselves safe in an earthquake.
See below for our medium term plan and topic fact sheet.
Spring term 2 (2022)
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you all had a restful half term break and ready for some more learning! We only have 9 teaching weeks to go before SATS so we will continue the hard and fantastic learning that has already been going on in Year 6. This half term, in English, Year 6 will be writing a variety of genres including a non-chronological report and a short story. Their learning will continue to include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing in preparation for secondary school. Year 6 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.
In Maths, Year 6 will be continuing to follow the White Rose Scheme. Lessons and activities are taught using a problem-solving approach to encourage the development of higher-level thinking. Ample time is spent on topics in order to deepen understanding and master concepts. New concepts are initially learned using concrete examples before moving on to pictorial representations and finally abstract symbols. The focus of the series is on teaching to mastery.
In Science Year 6 will be learning to describe how living things are classified into broad groups (based on similarities and differences) including micro-organisms, plants and animals. We will also give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Things to remember:
Homework- As you may have already noticed, I have introduced at the start of Spring Term daily homework in Year 6 in which we cover maths, writing, reading and SPAG. This is to help children to consolidate prior learning, practice key skills needed for SATS as well as life beyond primary school. Please ensure your child spends 15 minutes each day completing all tasks.
Reading – Please remember to bring your home reading book to school every day. Please write a comment and the pages you have read then an adult to sign your book every night to show you have read. We are aiming for all the children to read and ask questions about the story at home at least 5 times for fifteen/twenty minutes within a week. Reading helps the children with their writing skills by improving their vocabulary, developing their story telling skills and much more.
Spelling – Your child will receive weekly spellings to be learnt at home. Spellings will be given out on Fridays and tested the following Wednesdays. Each weekly spelling list will develop your child’s understanding of key spelling patterns and year 5/6 statutory spellings from the National Curriculum.
If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact.
Spring term 1 (2022)
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are delighted to welcome you back to the spring term which begins on Tuesday 4th of January 2022. I do hope that you have all had a restful and safe Christmas break. We have lots of fun things planned this term, which I know that the children will love. We endeavour each day to make the learning fun and provide a creative curriculum which is both broad and balanced.
Our topic is called 'The Windrush' in which we will be learning all about the HMT Empire Windrush arriving at Tilbury in Essex on 21 June 1948 were 492 British subjects from the Caribbean were among the 1027 passengers who alighted to start new lives in Britain. Please see our Medium Term Plan and our Fact Sheet for more information.
Please also note there will be 50p fines for lost Reading Records and £2 fines for any books lost or damaged.
If you got any questions, please contact the office or myself directly and I am happy to support.
Autumn 2 (2021-2022)
Welcome back after the October holidays. We all hope that you are all well and have had a restful break with your children. We will be hitting the ground running as there is so much to squeeze in this year. Obviously we are looking forward to some of the activities unique to Year 6 which will take place in the Summer but we also know we have got a lot of learning to do before we get there. I am sure we will all work together to make your last year at Vittoria a special one!
Our learning this half term:
English - This half term, we will be reading and learning about internal monologues, balanced arguments and persuasive text. We will look at the different features and language features that are used in them and use this for our basis in our own writing.
Our class novel, which will be the focus of our reading lessons, will be Skellig by David Almond as well as Holes by Louis Sachar
Maths - During Autumn 2, we will be continuing our learning in maths by following the White Rose Maths scheme. We will learning about multiplication and division before moving on to fractions later in the term.
Science- Over the next few weeks, the children will be learning how to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. In addition, they also will be learning to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
Topic- This half term our topic are 'Battle of Britain in WW2' and '1066 - Vikings and the arrival of the Normans. They will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved. In addition to this, they will discover all about evacuation as well as the important facts about the Holocaust. Moreover, we will also look at how the Vikings lived, what happened during the Viking invasions and know what Viking warriors were like.
The 2022 KS2 SATs will take place in the week commencing 9th May 2022. The tests will take place over four days and more information will be available nearer the time.
How can I support my child?
Please follow the links below to online games and support.
Supporting your child in preparation for SATs
Supporting your child at home
Supporting your child at home- Subject by subject advice and support for parent
Any queries feel free to talk to us in the morning or at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Autumn 1 (2021-2022)
Welcome to the new school year. Your Year 6 teacher is Miss Shire and your Teaching Assistant is Miss Jacqueline Hayden. We are very excited about welcoming you all back on Friday 3rd September 2021. We have been busy making arrangements for the children’s return to school and look forward to be seeing you all back!
Reading Records needs to be signed daily as part of the Home-School Reading Agreement. Reading records need to be brought back into school every morning to be checked. Please encourage your child to read for at least 20 minutes each day.
Homework in Year 6 is given out on a Friday and returned on a Wednesday (unless stated otherwise in special circumstances). Please make sure you child brings their homework in on time, as it is beneficial to our learning at the time. In addition, please ensure your child learns their spelling list for the week as there is a weekly spelling test.
We have P.E. every Friday and every other Wednesday so please ensure that your child comes in their correct kit on these days. Kit should include school P.E. t-shirt, school jumper, tracksuit bottoms or shorts and trainers.
Many thanks for your support,