Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Autumn Term 2019

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 2019/20 is a good one for our whole school community.
I hope that you have all had the chance to read our really positive Ofsted report from June of last summer. One thing that stood out is how well our children achieve, conduct themselves and really try their very best in all lessons. Something which I’m sure you are just as proud of them as I was and indeed am!!!
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 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!

Maths
This term we will be continuing to work on our arithmetic skills ready for our upcoming SATs tests in May.  We will also be looking at data-handling and reasoning when problem solving.

Topic
Our Topics this half term are ID and Darwin. Our focus in ID is what makes us, us! Thinking about our inherited characteristics, fingerprints and DNA, everything that makes us unique.  During Darwin, our focus will be the Creation – exploring different ideas and researching Charles Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery. Art and Design will also feature, where we will be expressing ourselves without words!

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices) All girls and boys will be having a Puberty talk this term where we will carefully address any questions the children may have about hygiene and changes to their body.

Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term:  Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – Friday 20th December 2019
Half Term: Monday 28th October 2019 – Friday 1st November 2019