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Rhinos - Year 6

Welcome back to Year 6 and your last year of Primary School. Things may look a little different this year as we keep ourselves safe because of Covid 19, but we still have loads of fun and exciting things planned.

 

Many people think that Year 6 is all about SATs. It isn’t. Yes we need to make sure that we are well prepared for these in May, but year 6 is about lots of other things too. As the oldest children in the school you get the opportunity to take on different roles in school. We shall be looking for Safety Officers, School Councillors and possibly Play Leaders as well.

We do have some trips and visits planned and hopefully we will be able to go ahead with these.

 

One of our foci will be getting you ready for High School. You will be expected to take on more responsibility for your own organisation: making sure you have your own kit in school, getting your homework in on time.

 

We appreciate that many of you will be walking to school on your own and you may have your mobile phones with you. Mobile phones cannot be used in school. They have to be handed in as soon as you get to school, and you can collect them at the end of the school day.

 

It is even more important this year that you have your own, named water bottle in school.

 

Key Dates  
Year 6 SATS 2021 Monday 9th - Thursday 12th May 2021
Plas Caerdeon Residential (provisional date) Monday 21st - Friday 25th June 2021
   

 

English Homework and spellings

 

Homework is a little different this year as it will all be set online. For English homework I will set weekly spellings online and provide you with a reading book for which you can keep for a week at home. The Rhinos class will be reviewing their reading every Friday so please make sure your reading book is in school that day. Even if you haven't managed to finish the book please do still bring it in so we can check your progress with it.  

 

There is a star Icon below called Homework where you can find your weekly homework tasks. You will also find the spellings tab below where you can play games and login to oxford owl to support your learning further.

Maths Homework

 

Your maths homework will all be online. You will have weekly tasks set on My Maths and we will be using Timestables Rockstars to continue to practise our tables.

English

This term we will be studying two texts in English. Before half term we shall be looking at Adventure Stories and basing our work on The London Eye Mystery by Sinead O’Dowd.

After half term we will be studying Macbeth by William Shakespeare – this gives us the chance to do lots of drama as we read sections of the play.

 

Maths

We will start our maths this year looking at place value and then move onto the four rules of calculation. We shall be making sure that we are secure with our mental and our written methods for these. After half term we shall be working with fractions and decimals and learning how to calculate with these.

We shall be continuing with our Rainbow times tables. If you are fluent with your tables it really helps all your maths.

There are plenty of helpful videos if you follow the link below.

Science

Our unit for science in the first half term is Living Things. We will be looking at how organisms are classified. This gives us plenty og opportunities to go outside and explore the natural environment.

After half term we shall be looking at Light, including the work of Sir Isaac Newton.

 

Geography

In geography we will be studying rivers and how they impact on humans, and how we affect them. We shall be comparing flooding in the UK and in Bangladesh.

 

History

After half term we shall be looking at Early Islamic Civilisations. This is a fascinating area of history where there were many new discoveries in maths and science.

 

RE

Mrs. Gregg will be taking you for RE this year. She will be asking two ‘Big Questions’ about Islam:

Why is the Ummah important to Muslims?

How does the Hadith guide Muslims through the journey of life?

 

Music

We shall be starting by looking at body percussion and the work of Scottish composer Anna Meredith. Then after half term, we will be listening to Benjamin Britten’s ‘Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra’  and looking in-depth at the different sections of the orchestra.

 

Computing

In computing, we shall be looking at how to keep ourselves safe online. Then we shall find out how to research information effectively. After half term, we shall investigate different ways we can share information using multimedia presentations.

 

Art and DT

In the first part of the Autumn term, we shall be investigating the work of Picasso. We shall be using a range of different techniques, including painting, collage, and printing.

After half term out DT unit is using textiles, we will be using a range of sewing and joining techniques to create puppets based on Macbeth.

 

PE

Mr. Hall will be taking you for PE on Tuesday and Mr. Kelly will be taking you on Wednesday. Make sure you have your PE kit in school on those days, a spare pair of socks is always a good idea in case the grass is wet. As the weather gets colder make sure you have a hat and gloves as well.

 

PHSE

In Autumn 1 we shall be looking at groups and gangs and how peer pressure can be a positive and a negative thing.

After half term, we shall be looking at welcoming differences and standing up to discrimination.

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