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Zircon (Year 6)

Welcome to Year 6

 

Teachers: Mrs James, Mrs Hills

Teaching Assistant: Miss Boggett

 

Email: rspzircon@southbankprimary.co.uk

Contact number: 01642 453451

Please be aware that contact may be made outside of teaching hours.

About our class…

Welcome to Year 6!  This year sees an important chapter in our school life—our last year in primary school!  During the year we will learn to challenge ourselves and build our resilience.  We will work hard this year and some days will feel tough, but we will continue to develop strategies and skills   for our future.  As well as working hard and learning new things we will also have some fun and make lots of memories.

Our Learning

AUTUMN TERM

Autumn term -  our topic was World War 2.  During the term we learn about-  how and why the war started, who was involved, what it was like to be an evacuee and learnt about other significant events such as the Blitz,  rationing, VE day,   and also how the war affected Teesside.  During the term we  also designed and made our own model Anderson shelters, looked at war artists and created our own war art.   Our topic also feed into our English work. We  learnt to write letters like we were evacuees and created a set of instructions on how to survive an air raid.   In maths we developed our arithmetic skills alongside developing our knowledge of  place value , addition , subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, imperial and metric measures and also developing our problem-solving skills. We studied a range of reading skills and  continued  to develop our grammar and punctuation skills. During science we  learnt about electricity including renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In addition, we learnt about how light travels and how we see objects.

 

SPRING TERM

This term we will continue to learn lots of new things and continue to build resilience in preparation for SATs.  As well as working hard and learning new things we will continue  to make lots of memories.  Our topic for the Spring term is Frozen Kingdom. By studying this topic, the children will have the opportunity to explore the polar regions by examining climate, population, settlements, animal life, plant life and seasonal change. They will also learn about explorers who have ventured to the polar regions. They will have the opportunity to study various artist such as Keith Haring and Banksy and create our own graffiti art.

In Maths, will we be recapping key knowledge in preparation for SATs, looking at percentages and decimals, measures, shapes  and also problem solving across a range of topics.  In English, we will be looking at Shackleton’s landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other and writing recounts about his journey. We will also look at writing character descriptions and creating our own hybrid polar animal and writing a non chronological report for it.

IMPORTANT DATES

 

Kidz Konnekt is on Monday   - these sessions will be outside. Children should come to school in old shoes and clothes as they may get dirty. They should also bring a warm, waterproof coat. Long hair should be tied up and all jewellery removed. 

 

PE is on Thursday - children will change into their school PE kit before the lesson starts.

No jewellery should be worn on PE days. Inhalers must remain in school, and long hair must be tied up. Where possible PE will take place outside so children will need  waterproof coat and trainers. 

 

On all other days children should come to school in uniform.


 


READING BOOKS 

Reading Books will be changed on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child brings their book bag to school with their Reading for Pleasure book inside. 

 

 

RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL

 

Our articles for this half term are Article 7 – birth registration, name, nationality, care  and Article 8 – Protection and Preservation of Identity

Whilst looking at these articles we will learn that every child has the right to be registered at birth, to have a name and nationality, and, as far as possible, to know and be cared for by their parents. We will also learn that every child has the right to an identity and governments must respect and protect that right, and prevent the child’s name, nationality or family relationships from being changed unlawfully.