Welcome to Class 6
Class 6 is taught by Mrs. Shaw
We will be supported in the classroom by Mrs Williams, Mrs. Jones Clark (Mon-Wed), and Miss. Mabey (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.
Spring Term 2024
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 also be looking at geometry and measurement.
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 is a great opportunity to revisit previous learning.
As scientists we will be learning about -
Animals, including humans – circulatory system
In this unit, we will look at the structure of blood and why it is important. We will look at how nutrients are transported through our body and the role of the circulatory system. We will explore the structure of the heart and have a chance to dissect a heart within our science lessons
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 –
Printing and Textiles
We will be looking at one point perspective as a technique artists use to create the illusion of depth to a painting or drawing. We will turn our drawings into print tiles to create patterns. We will then look as batik as a method of making marks on cloth using hot wax
As geographers we will be learning about –
Earthquakes, mountains and volcanoes
We will be exploring the structure of the earth and how the structure of the crust causes mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes. We will look at the movement of tectonic plates and how different movements cause different physical features e.g. Rift valleys, volcanic mountain ranges etc
As historians we will be learning to -
In History, we will be looking at the windrush generation and influx of Jamaican settlers post world war one. We will look at the reasons behind their emigration and what life was like when they arrived.
As musicians we will be learning to-
Play the Keyboard
We are lucky enough to have a new set of keyboards in school this year. We will be working hard to learn to play the keyboard. 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 –
Tennis and Cricket.
We will be continuing with sessions with Mike Shaw focusing on Tennis and 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-
emotions and numbers beyond 100
In French this half term, we will be learning to read and translate numbers beyond 100 and how to describe our friends and family.
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 Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. 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 Thursday, 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.