Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Spring Term 2020

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! 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 looking at co-ordinates, translation, reflection, and rotation along with measures, 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
Spring Term:        Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 3rd April 2020
Half Term:            Monday 17th February 2020 – Friday 21st February 2020
Booster classes    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14th January 2020 for
                             5 weeks. 3-4pm
SATs week:           Monday 13th May 2020 – Thursday 16th May 2020