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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Mr Hodgson is the Year 6 teacher and Mrs English is the teaching assistant. 

 

Check this page throughout the year for photos of the class as they embark on their learning journey and for information about class events...

 

 

 

Robotics Club - First Lego League!

 

Please see below more information regarding our exciting Robotics Club and the First Lego League competition.

 

This club will involve designing, building and programming Lego robots, utilising advanced Maths, teamwork and problem solving skills and will take place on Wednesday afternoons, from 15:30 to 16:30. Our overall aim is to enter and compete in First Lego League competition, an international robotics competition for 9-16 year-olds .

 

General First Lego League information: https://education.theiet.org/first-lego-league-programmes/challenge/ 

 

2020/2021 First Lego League competition information: https://education.theiet.org/first-lego-league-programmes/challenge/challenge-and-season-information/

 

Robotics Club Letter:

Welcome to Year 6 PowerPoint...

 

In our writing this half term, we will be basing our work on the moving, yet brilliant Goodnight Mr. Tom, looking at diary entry writing as well as producing our longest report yet on The Blitz and its effects on Britain. In the second half of the term we will be studying Letters from the Lighthouse. 

 

 

 

In Guided Reading, due to the length of the book, we will also be focusing on Goodnight Mr. Tom, especially working on our inference skills and understanding the meaning of some of the more complex language used in the text.

 

 

 

In the Spring term we will first tackle a unit on decimals, deepening our place value knowledge and learning how to both multiply and divide decimals. We will then move on to learning about percentages, calculating percentages of amounts and percentage equivalents, before moving on to the 'dreaded' topic of algebra - one of Mr. Hodgson's favourites!

 

 

 

In our Religious Education lessons, our children will looking into the different gospel accounts of the Christmas story, as well as delving deeper into the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation, beginning the children's preparations for receiving the sacrament later in the year (hopefully!).

In History this term, we are studying, of course, The Blitz, looking at its causes, the effects on and experiences of evacuees, how Britain stood firm against the might of Nazi Germany, what precautions were taken to protect the citizens of Britain, how the war ended and much, much more. It's going to be a fascinating term indeed...

OUR 'VEHICLE' IN SPRING IS...

 

This is an exciting year at St Joseph's... Our curriculum across the school is now being taught through exciting 'vehicles' - big projects for the children to aim for, which will provide excitement, structure and purpose to their learning.

 

Year Six's vehicle for Spring term is...

'The Blitz'

 

This term, the children in Year 6 will be learning about one of the most important periods in our nation's history - The Blitz. They will have the opportunity to delve deep into the tragic, fascinating and pivotal events that occurred at the time, understanding why they took place, how Britain stood firm against Nazi Germany, what life was really like for evacuees and the lasting effects that The Blitz has had on our nation. To support this learning, we will be studying Goodnight Mr. Tom, Blitzed and Letters from the Lighthouse in English, as well as looking at the impact the Blitz had on the Geography of London.

Each week homework is issued for pupils to complete. Homework will consist of 'Mini Maths' each day, Monday - Thursday, which will focus on improving children's arithmetic skills, fluency and accuracy. 

 

They will also receive additional homework every Friday, due in the next Wednesday, as well as weekly spellings. Reading daily is essential and our policy states that Y6 should be reading 20 minutes per night. Children's diaries are checked daily for evidence of this. If the evidence isn't there they spend some time reading during play times.

 

Occasionally there will be Science and R.E. homework set, as well as independent topic work or additional Maths homework on occasional weekends, depending on the topic and need.

 

 

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