Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Spring Term 2019

Head Teacher Message
Happy New Year everyone and welcome to spring term 2019. The time has flown since children started their new classes in September.
On behalf of the staff I would like to wish everyone a happy return after the Christmas break and hope that 2019 is a good one for our whole school community.

This term we hope to pick up where we left before Christmas with our children achieving great progress within their core subject areas, due to the tremendous hard working attitude of them and the dedicated staff team here at school.
Children’s classroom and corridor manners were amazing which created such a lovely atmosphere around school. I was immensely proud of all of the children. In fact I was bursting with pride!!

This term we will also be hoping for some lovely spring sunshine so that children can make full use of our Secret Garden in lesson time and maybe plant some wonderful spring flowers for us all to enjoy (even the ducks!!!)

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.

We also hope that every effort is made by you for every child to attend school regularly. It is so important for your child’s development that we can’t stress that enough. (96% and above is GOOD attendance)

Here’s to a really positive spring term!

John Dixon

Our work for this term:

English
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 diary writing, letter writing, narrative writing and looking at a spy character character. We will also continue to build our skills reading skills in inference as well as through our book talk in Guided Reading.

Maths
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. We will also be looking at area, perimeter, measure and shape and space.

Topic
In our first half term we will be learning about ‘Tomorrow’s World’ where we will look at key individuals in the world of technology as well as learning about how light travels in science (Please see attached knowledge organiser for more information). After 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. 

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will be practising safe use of the internet to carry out our research as well as taking part in internet safety day activities.
We will continue to use our hand gel every day when we arrive and before lunch.Over the term we will also be adopting techniques that will help us to keep calm during our SATs.

Dates for your Diary
Spring Term:       Monday 7th January 2019 – Friday 5th April 2019
Half Term:           Monday 18th February 2019 – Friday 22nd February 2019
PD Days:             Friday 25th January 2019, Friday 22nd March 2019
School Disco:      Thursday 14th February 2019
Safer Internet Day: Tuesday 5th February 2019
World Book Day:      
Thursday 7th March 2019