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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

The Year 6 Team

Spring term 2022

Dates for diaries

Tuesday 4th January- pupils return to school

Friday 7th January- SATs Workshop

Friday 28th January- Young Voices

Monday 7th February- online safety week

Friday 18th February- break up for half term

Monday 28th February- Staff training day

Tuesday 29th February- pupils return to school

Wednesday 2nd March – Parents’ evening

Thursday 3rd March – Parents’ evening

Friday 11th March- Year 6 trip to Holdenby Hall

Friday 18th March- Comic Relief

Friday 8th April- Break up for Easter break

Further dates will be added as the year goes on. We will communicate these via email and the school newsletter.

Welcome to Year 6

Hello and welcome to Spring term in Year 6! We are looking forward to another exciting term of learning. The year 6 team are: Miss Connolly – class 6C, Miss Owen– class 6O, Miss Stone – class 6S, Miss Tomlins - 6T. Our teaching assistants are Miss Chohan and Miss Peacock.

Should you need to speak with your child’s teacher please send an email to; enquiry@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk. For appointments or absences from school please call the office or send an email to; attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

Our PE days will still be on Thursdays and Fridays. Pupils will continue to wear their school PE kits on the days that they have their PE lessons. We ask that a pair of pumps are left in school for PE lessons that take place in the hall.

Year 6’s allocated library session will be every Monday morning; this is an opportunity for your child to choose a book they would like to read at home and perhaps share with you.

This term, we will continue to set homework through Seesaw. We will also be using CGP books to support learning at home. In addition to this, we hope that children will be reading for pleasure; this could be a book from home, their chosen library book or their e-Collins book which has been chosen by their teacher.

 

 

Visits and Visitors

As part of our History and English curriculum, we will be visiting Holdenby Hall. The children will participate in a series of workshops to help them understand the experiences of evacuees during World War 2. We encourage the children to dress-up as an evacuee to enhance the experience.   

Curriculum Overview

English

During the first half of the Spring term, we will be focusing on several World War 2 texts, including:  ‘Rose Blanche’ by Ian McEwan; ‘Erika’s Story’ by Ruth Vanderzee and ‘The Soldier’s Came’ by John Agard. These texts will be used a stimuli to develop the children’s reading and writing, and support our History curriculum. In the second half of the term, we will be using the following texts to continue to develop these reading and writing skills: ‘The Viewer’ by Shaun Tan and Gary Crew and ‘Goldilocks on CCTV’ by John Agard.  

 

We will also be reading a class novel and poems which will be selected by the class teacher in addition to our texts used in English lessons.

 

Children’s practice of key skills will be directed by the Class Teachers, and this will be supported by use of CGP books.   

Maths

During the Spring term, we will cover the following areas:

  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Converting Units of Measure
  • Perimeter Area and Volume
  • Ratio
  • Children’s practice of key skills will be directed by the Class Teachers, and this will be supported by use of CGP books.   

 

Spring Term

Science

Changing Reactions

History

Britain Under Threat- The Second World War

Music

A New Year’s Carol

You’ve Got a Friend

Art

Still Life with Glass

P.E.

Athletic

Fitness

Dance

Hockey

R.E.

Inspirational People

Big Questions

Computing

Spreadsheets

Blogging

PSHE

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

French

Goldilocks- Boucle d’or

At Home

Autumn term 2021

Class teachers can be contacted via email to enquiry@bournvillevillageprimaryschool.org.uk or via the school phone number. However, if your enquiry is regarding absence, please use attendance@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk .

P.E

For 6C, 6S and 6T our PE days will be Thursday and Friday, and 6O’s PE days will be Wednesday and Thursday. Just as last year, we will be asking the children to come into school wearing their school PE kits on the days that they have their PE lessons.

Library

Year 6’s allocated library session will be every Monday morning; this is an opportunity for your child to choose a book they would like to read at home and perhaps share with you.

Homework

Homework for year 6 will be set weekly through Seesaw. In addition to this, we hope that children will be reading for pleasure; this could be a book from home, their chosen library book or their e-Collins book which has been chosen by their teacher.

Walking home

In Year 6, some parents allow pupils to start walking unaccompanied to and from school. We ask that you complete and submit a ‘permission to walk home from school unaccompanied’ letter, as your child will not be permitted to leave by themselves without this. Additionally, pupils are only allowed to bring a mobile phone into school if consent has been provided for them to walk from school independently. Spare forms can be requested via email to enquiry@bournvillevillageprimary.org.uk

Visits and visitors

In the Autumn term, we are planning for Year 6 to take part in an interactive Planetarium workshop. The date for this workshop will be confirmed later in the term.

English

Our first text will be ‘The Watertower,’ a science fiction picture book, written by Gary Crew. The expected writing outcomes are a monologue, a newspaper report and retelling the story from a character’s point of view. Our second text will be ‘Skellig,’ by David Almond. The expected writing outcomes are a formal letter, a descriptive narrative and a non-chronological report. We will also be reading a class novel and poems which will be selected by the class teacher in addition to our texts used in English lessons.

Things to practise at home:

• Practising reading and spelling the common exception word spellings which can be found on Seesaw.

Maths

During the Autumn term, we will cover the following areas:

• Place value

• Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

• Fractions

• Position and Direction

Things to practise at home:

• Times tables and associated division facts using TT Rock Stars.

• To use known facts to derive others, e.g. if 7x8=56 then 0.7x8=5.6.

Wider curriculum

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