Academic Year 2023 -24
Welcome to Year 6 with Mr Odell, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Bailey, Miss Thompson and Miss Wrighting
Spelling tests take place each Tuesday, after which new spellings for the week are given out. Please ensure that children are remembering to practise, using the spelling strategies learned in class.
Children need to read at home at least four times a week for 10 to 15 minutes at a time. When your child has read, please ensure it is recorded in their reading diary (by you or themselves). Children’s reading records are checked, against this expectation, by Mrs Bailey each week.
Please encourage your children to read a range of different genres and for a range of different purposes (as this forms part of their assessment): even if it is reading a bus timetable, reading something online as research or reading an information leaflet– it all counts as ‘reading’.
We will send regular Marvellous Me messages to keep you up-to-date with any imprtant information, as well as to celebrate children's amazing achievements, academically or socially.
If you do have any questions, then please talk to us at the end of the day, when we will be happy to help.
Learning - Autumn
Autumn - Crown, Country and Constitution
During History we shall be exploring how the power of Monarchy has changed over time. Looking at case studies of key turning points of the past involving significant individuals such as John, Simon De Montfort and Edward VIII we shall develop an understanding of the current constitutional and democratic nation we live in, and the path the country took to this point.
As part of their learning the children shall visit both the Houses of Parliament where government meets and Westminster Abbey where coronations of monarchs have taken place for hundreds of years.
Our Geography learning will centre on the UK, exploring both its Human and physical geography and the administrative ways in which the Nation is split into smaller areas.
Through utilising different types of maps, the children will explore the topography of the UK, identify the longest rivers and tallest mountains, develop a deeper understanding for the location of significant places, including the counties; and reason about land use.
Year 6 engaged in an amazing visit to London where they engaged in a workshop at the houses of Parliament. Entering both the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the children were provided with a tour by the UK Parliament Education Team, who shared with us how laws are created. We learned the whole process, including the differences between the two houses, how votes are actually undertaken, how laws are discussed in parliament and even held our own debate on whether to ban the use of petrol and diesel cars. The mature way in which the children articulated and justified themselves when discussing such an important matter was incredibly impressive!