Year 6 curriculum

Welcome back to year 6 for the Autumn term,

This term our topic is ‘Without Warning!’ which will see us explore natural disasters and how they impact the lives of others. This exciting topic will see us create our own disaster warning system and starring in our very own disaster movie trailers.

Other areas of learning will include setting goals for the year ahead and talking about how behaviour is linked to rewards and consequences. While Science focuses on investigating light and electricity.

Reading, Writing and Maths continue to be the key element of our teaching in Year Six. In Maths, we begin the year looking at place value and the four operations. We will be exploring the text Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick and writing our very own disaster stories.

As always we look forward to PE on a Wednesday (Zambezi) and Thursday (Nile) and the many other exciting learning opportunities that come our way.

Homework will be set weekly. Your child will bring it home with them on a Monday. It will include your child’s spellings, reading, grammar and punctuation and arithmetic task for the week.

We really love to hear about all of the exciting books, non-fiction text and poetry your children read at home and welcome any comments from the children, parents or carers about what has been read. The expectation of reading a minimum of three times a week has an excellent impact on reading stamina and creative writing in school.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Owston, Mrs Robinson & Miss Thompson

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