Autumn 2 Overview
In Year 6, we have probably the biggest and hopefully the best and most hard working pupils in the school. They are the standard bearers for St. John's. We expect them to exhibit the highest possible standards of behaviour and school work. As this is their final year in primary school, pupils will be encouraged to develop personal organisational skills, self-discipline and a greater degree of independence.
In R.E. we will be following the scheme called 'The Way, the Truth and the Life'. Our topic this term is 'Justice'. Pupils will continue to prepare their own collective worship as well as saying more formal prayers.
In English, we will study 'balanced arguments' and 'villainous characters' in a poetry unit. We will study a novel on together and use this for our guided reading sessions. We will concentrate on comprehension, listening skills and developing creative writing styles for a variety of audiences. We will work consistently towards a high standard of cursive handwriting.
Please continue to hear your child read out loud at least 3 times a week and sign their reading records each time.
In maths we will focus heavily on fractions. We will use our knowledge from half term one of place value and the four number operations to support us.
The children will be expected to continue practising their times tables to assist them in their daily learning.
In science we will be studying evolution and inheritance. The children will be looking at how living things have changed over time and that fossils can provide information about these living things. They will also learn about how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.
In computing, the children will be developing their presentational skills using PowerPoint. This will link into science and topic work, using searching skills on the internet. We will continue to learn about how to stay safe on the internet, particularly when using search engine websites.
Our topic this term is World War II. In history, the children will learn about WWII and how it changed lives. We will explore evacuation, rationing and the Blitz.
Our art unit of work will focus on using water colours to create a 'sea-scape' piece in the style of Turner.
In P.E., we will be beginning a gymnastics unit of work during where we will be focusing on a range of balances. We will also have a dance unit based on the seaside.
As you can see we are going to have a very busy half term. I look forward to meeting you all and thank you in advance for your support.
Mrs C Moseley