Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Spring Term 2021

Head Teacher Message
Welcome back to our new Autumn term. On behalf of the staff we would like to welcome you to a new school year and hope that 2020/2021 is a good one for our whole school community and we can finally get back to some form of normality.
I cannot thank you enough for the tremendous home-schooling efforts you went to during the nations Covid19 lockdown. You all deserve a medal!
I hope that you have all had the chance to relax and recharge your batteries during the summer holidays. It is so important that our children now attend regularly to catch up the ‘missing months’. I’m positive with your continued support and our excellent teaching, our children will continue to achieve well and try their very best in all lessons.
We will one day look back on this period in time with immense pride of how well the children of Beech Grove did. I am so proud of them all and the way they have started back this Autumn term.
As always, 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. Reading is the key to everything! Please, please, please encourage them as much as you can with their reading at home. It’s greatly appreciated.

John Dixon

Our work for this term:

English
We are really focused on developing our reading and comprehension skills ready for our SATs in May. Writing is still a big focus in Y6, and we have lots of exciting writing opportunities coming our way! We will be writing a BLOG, a Spy story, factual reports and newspaper articles. We shall explore life as an evacuee and write a letter too. Along the way, will further develop our grammar skills in using high level punctuation incorporating a variety of sentence types throughout our writing.

Maths
This term we will be continuing to work on our arithmetic skills ready for our upcoming SATs tests in May.  We will be developing our problem-solving skills and calculating along with measures (length, capacity & mass), algebra and honing our reasoning skills when applying maths knowledge. Space and shape, both 2D and 3D, will also be covered.

Topic
Our Topics this half term are Tomorrow’s World and A Childs war. Our focus in Tomorrow’s World is what will the future hold? – looking at technological developments; past, present and future.  During A Childs War, our focus will be WW2- rationing, propaganda, evacuees and world geography. We will be thinking of the effects of war on all concerned. The children will be creating their own model Anderson shelter too.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
This term we will look at building positive relationships and be thinking about transition ready for secondary school. We will carefully address any questions the children may have about hygiene and changes to their body also with regard personal hygiene and exercise.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term: Monday 4th January 2021 – Friday 26th March 2021
Half Term:       Monday 15th February 2021 – Friday 19th February 2021