Year 6

Spring Term 2020 Topic

We hope you all enjoyed a fantastic Christmas and hope that 2020 is a great year for you and your families! Many thanks for all your support during the last term, the children worked really hard and did work to be proud of. Of course, our Christmas Concert was a real highlight! We had so many great comments afterwards and we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children and staff did.

Our topic this term is ‘Groovy Greeks’, which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We will explore this exciting period of history and how the ancient Greeks have impacted our lives today.  The children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of cross-curricular activities, here is a taster of what they will be learning about:

  • Greek Myths, Gods & Goddesses
  • Battle of Marathon
  • Origins of the Olympics
  • Design & build catapults
  • Creating mythological creatures
  • Comparing Ancient & Modern Greece
  • Greek patterns & art styles
  • Greek Philosophers

In Literacy we will study Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse’, which will provide an engaging stimulus to improve their writing skills. Our ‘Groovy Greeks’ topic will also allow for a variety of interesting writing opportunities, giving us the opportunity to explore persuasive letters, descriptive writing, story writing and newspaper articles. In maths we will study a variety of topics as we begin to prepare for SATs, including number work, calculations, fractions, decimals and percentages, geometry, measurement and statistics.

Of course this term we’re off to Stanley Head for a fun packed week of team building and cross curricular activities such as: crate stacking, high ropes challenge, archery, rock climbing, map reading and walking.  The children, we are sure, will come back refreshed, energised and ready for the challenges ahead!

SATs preparation is a priority this term and we know you will support your children by making sure that they have:

  • completed and returned their homework on time
  • practicedtheir times tables and related division facts
  • read for at least 15 minutes every day

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or issues; we look forward to discussing your child’s progress at parents evening on either Wednesday 11th March or Thursday 12th March.

Year 6 Spring 2020 Newsletter

Autumn Term 2019 Topic

After a refreshing break over the summer it’s so nice to welcome you all to the start of a new school year at St George and St Martin Catholic Academy and to Year 6! We are looking forward to teaching your children in their last year at our school!  We have a busy year ahead and the children have made an enthusiastic start especially in their new roles and responsibilities as leaders of our school.

It is already clear that the children are eager to sink their teeth into our new topic, ‘Secrets Of The Universe’, where we will explore Earth, the Solar System and beyond! The children will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of cross-curricular activities, here is a taster of what they will be learning about:

  • Earth, sun, moon and solar system
  • Designing and building rockets
  • Space-themed art work using pastels
  • Physics and gravity

During English this term we will be focusing on our class novel, ‘George’s Secret Key To The Universe’ by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. The children will love reading this, and not only will it help develop the children’s reading skills, it will also provide an engaging stimulus to improve their writing skills. This will allow for a variety of interesting writing opportunities, as will many other elements of our exciting topic, giving us the opportunity to explore biographies, newspaper articles, diary entries and postcards from space.

In Maths this term we will be learning about:

  • Immediate recall of times tables and related division facts
  • Mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Shape and space

It is clear we have an exciting term ahead!

Year 6 Autumn Term 2019 Newsletter