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Updated: Jan 6

Hello! Welcome to 6A.

Your teachers this year are:

Mrs Dawes - Class Teacher (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning)

Mrs Hall - Class Teacher (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)

Mrs Taylor - Teaching Assistant

We are really excited to start working with you all in Year 6, we have lots of fun things planned for the year ahead.

Spring Term 1

This term in Science we will be learning about Animals including humans.

This unit recaps the children’s learning from year 4 about how animals survive and stay healthy and helps children to learn more about how different organ systems work.

This unit teaches the importance of diet, exercise and lifestyle in the way that bodies function. In this unit, they learn about the three main parts of the circulatory system and the job of the heart. They also learn about what blood is comprised of and how it is transported around the body. Children carry out an investigation to explore how heart rate is affected by exercise. They discuss how to plan a fair test and measure and record accurately. Children learn the importance of exercise and conduct a survey to find the most popular exercise in their class. They then apply their understanding by discussing different people's lifestyles and how this can affect their bodies. Finally, children will learn about drugs and alcohol and how they can have an impact on our bodies, specifically in relation to the circulatory system.

In Geography, we will be learning about 'The Amazing Americas'.

In this unit about the Amazing Americas, children will first find out about the continents of North and South America, and the countries that form them. They will also look in more detail at some of the contrasting regions of the Americas, finding out about the landscape, climate and locations of each area. There is the opportunity to carry out a detailed fieldwork study of the children’s local area to help them to identify the similarities and differences between a region of the Americas and where they live. Children will also develop their map and atlas skills and practise reading and writing coordinates. They will learn about the ancient and new wonders of the world, specifically those of the Americas, and they will research a natural wonder of the Americas and create their own presentations to teach others what they learn.

In English we will be learning all about blood and the circulatory system.

In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: What is blood for? They read the interactive eBook, using evidence from the text to find answers and scanning for specific information. They learn to use grammatical, presentational and organisational features to affect the presentation of information. They answer the Big Question, planning and writing eBook screens of their own.

This unit also links with our science work which will see the children dissecting and examining body organs.

In Maths the children will work in their Power Maths books and they will be working on ratio and proportion, algebra, decimals and percentages.

Please encourage your child to work hard to develop their times table knowledge and to learn to tell the time.

In Computing we will be looking at staying safe online.

PE kit and PE days

We have 2 hours of PE each week with Mr Wolfe, on a Tuesday and a Wednesday.

Full school uniform is expected on the days when you do not have PE but please make sure that your child comes to school in their School PE kit (white or navy polo top or t-shirt, black or navy jogging bottoms and a Booth Wood fleece).

Homework and spellings

Homework is very important as it helps your child to revise what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed of their progress and the current topics in the classroom. Homework will be set every Friday and will be expected to be completed by the following Friday.

Things we need

  • A bottle of water (no juice please in case of sticky spillages).

  • A healthy snack for break.

  • Fridays are 'treat' days, so your child can bring a treat for their snack. Alternatively, your child can bring 50p for our school tuck shop which will allow them to buy a sausage roll/drink (50p each).

  • Book bag with reading book and reading record.

  • Year 6 children are able to take their iPads home with them to work on but these must be brought into school every day fully charged.

Contacting the staff

As a team, we are always here for you. If you need to discuss anything with us please either make an appointment to speak to us with the office or contact us using the email address below:

Many thanks for your continued support.

The Year 6A team.