Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Autumn Term 2017

Head Teacher’s Message
The start of another new school year! We extend a special welcome to our new starters in reception and to those who have joined us further up school. Our aim, as always is to build strong partnerships with parents so that by supporting each other we can ensure that the children receive the best education and care possible. We ask that you encourage your children to work within our school rules and procedures, and bring any concerns you have to our attention.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term:

We are extending our writing skills, and looking at making our writing more complex and interesting for our reader. Using a variety of stimuli for writing, we will be looking at chronological reports, narrative writing and looking at character. We are starting to build our skills in inference, which is a key reading skill.

We are learning about how to use our four operations with more complex numbers. We are using and applying mathematics with increasingly complex word problems in preparation for us becoming ready to move to Secondary School.

In our first half term we are looking at ‘A Child’s War’. We will find out all about the Key events of World War Two and its impact particularly on children who were evacuated. In the second half term, we will look at the ways in which the Victorians and their achievements are still relevant to us today. We will be looking at transport, cities, artists and the ways in which the Victorians changed our everyday life.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
Peer Kids are coming into school to work with us this term, and we will be looking at how we live in our local community, and what we can do to help. As part of our Science we will also be looking at how exercise and life choices can keep us healthy.

Dates for your Diary

Autumn Term:              Monday 4th September 2017 – Friday 22nd December 2017
Half Term Holiday:       Monday 23rd October 2017 – Friday 27th October 2017

Professional Development Day Monday 9th October 2017