Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Autumn Term 2018

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new school year. On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return and hope that 2018/19 academic year is a good one for our whole school community. As last year we hope that with your help we will achieve our fundraising target of £4,000. This will once again enable us to send all of our children on a free summer trip which they will thoroughly enjoy! Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

John Dixon

Our work for this term:

English
We are looking towards our end of year tests, working on more complex reading texts and using our prediction and inference skills. In writing, we are writing chronological reports, a narrative based on the life of Captain Scott, an explanation about Victorian inventions and a Biography of Queen Victoria. We will be using increasingly more complex grammar and punctuation to make our writing more mature and interesting to the reader.

Maths
In Maths this term, we will be continuing to work on our Arithmetic skills. We will also be looking at place value and the four operations as well as honing our fraction skills.  We will also be introducing the children to the new topic of Algebra in Maths.

Topic
During the first half of this term we will be completing the topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. We will look at animals in the Arctic and Antarctic circles and how they adapt to their environments.  We will research the sinking of the Titanic and create a fact-file about whales. After half term, we will then be looking at the topic ‘Revolutions’. We will be looking at inventions and how they changed the world we live in today. We will look at life in Victorian times compared to today’s lifestyles.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will be teaching the children how to stay safe on the internet as part of our Internet Safety – SMART.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:              Monday 4th September 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018
Half Term Holiday:      Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
Memory Walk:             Wednesday 12th September 2018
Macmillan Coffee morning:   Friday 28th September 2018