Welcome to Class 6
Class 6 is taught by Mrs. Matli and Miss. Lloyd.
Mrs. Matli will be teaching on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Miss. Lloyd will be teaching the class on Wednesday and Thursday.
We will be supported in the classroom by Mrs. Jones Clark (Mon-Wed) and Mrs. Digby (Thurs-Fri)
We are all looking forward to teaching you in your final year at St. James. There are many exciting things to look forward to this year and we can't wait to share these with you.
Summer Term 2023
As Mathematicians we will be learning to –
We will be revising fractions, decimals and percentages. We will look at how to calculate with them and also to solve problems with them.
We will be looking at algebra and how to solve one-step and two-step equations. We will look at how to work with ratio and proportion to solve problems.
Please spend time on your times tables!
There will also be a focus on learning our Times Tables. We will practice daily and the expectation is that children practice at home regularly to ensure they know all tables up to 12x12
As writers we will be learning to –
We will be writing a range of narratives to demonstrate a range of punctuation, figurative language to describe and dialogued to move the story on. We will use a range of film clips, pictures and picture books to develop our writing. We will also look at non-fiction writing to demonstrate passive voice and a range of tenses.
As readers we will be learning to –
The Windrush Generation
We will study the story of those pioneers who travelled to the United Kingdom from the Caribbean on the Empire Windrush. This text will support our History unit completed in the Spring Term and is a great opportunity to revisit previous learning.
As scientists we will be learning about -
In this unit, we will explore atoms and their structure (nucleus, neutrons, protons and electrons). We will also look at a circuit and the different components within a circuit. We will explore the role of a battery in a circuit and how voltage can impact output.
As theologians we will be learning about –
Why do Hindus try to be good?
We will identify and explain Hindu beliefs e.g. dharma, karma, samsara, moksha and start to make connection between these beliefs and how Hindus live their lives. We will reflect on what impact belief in karma and dharma might have on individuals and the world..
As designers we will be learning to-
In this unit of Design and Technology, we will be looking at foods that are readily available in a processed form and how we can make them from scratch ourselves. We will create a tomato pasta sauce, a noodle soup and a nutritious and aesthetically pleasing salad
As artists we will be learning to –
We will look at the artwork of Terry Gilecki a contemporary artist who has developed a technique to develop texture and dimension through brushstrokes. Terry has spent much of his career painting Koi fish and demonstrating the diversity of their colour. In this unit, we will be able to explain the effects that can be achieved by adding materials to a surface to create a sense of water.
As geographers we will be learning about –
We will be looking at where settlements are located and the history behind many of our cities. We will look at what was needed for a settlement to succeed and how that has changed over time.
As historians we will be learning to -
In History, we will be looking at the legacy of William the Conqueror, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Charles II and Victoria. We will look at the impact each monarch had on our history and then decide who we think was the significant monarch of our past.
As musicians we will be learning to-
Play the Clarinet
We are lucky enough to be continuing with the Wider Opportunities Music Lessons this year. We will be continuing to learn to play the Clarinet and we look forward to performing to you later on in the year. We will also be listening to a range of music and developing our ability to appreciate music. We will learn new songs and practice a greater range of vocal control.
As athletes we will be learning to –
Cricket and Sports Leadership
We will be continuing with sessions with Pete Gale focusing on Cricket skills. In these sessions the children will also be developing young leadership skills in preparation for them delivering sessions to younger pupils.
As linguists we will be learning to-
In French this half term, we will be looking at The Vikings. We will be reading short extracts, looking at how we can describe them. We will recap colours, body parts and explore the rule for masculine and feminine adjectives.
Now your child is in Class 6, they are able to walk home by themselves if we have written permission from a parent.
If your child is going home with someone other than a parent then please ensure you have written a note or spoken to someone in the office. Due to safeguarding we must have permission before allowing your child to go home with someone else.
Children in Year 6 receive weekly homework. Work is given out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned the following Monday. All children are expected to complete the homework set.
If your child is walking home and you would like them to have a phone to contact you this is possible. Children must hand in their phones in the morning and can collect them at the end of the day. No mobile phones are allowed in bags during the day.
These will be checked weekly, on a Wednesday, and the expectation is that children will read at least 5 times a week. Please check your child's reading diary and sign off when they've read.
We will still be posting things on TEAMS and it is important that your child accesses TEAMS regularly. We will post announcements, notices and important information for children to access.