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Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Year 6

The Year Six Teachers are:

 

Assistant Head & Upper KS2 Phase Leader: Mr Beckford

 

The Year 6 classes are named after capital cities from the UK

 

Year Leader & Edinburgh Class: Ms Scully

Belfast Class: Ms Powell & Mrs Ali

Cardiff Class: Ms Wilson

Dublin Class: Miss Poole

London Class: Miss Habibullah

 

 

The Year 6 teachers have been really excited to start this year’s journey with the children. So far, we have had an excellent start and children have settled into their new classrooms well.

 

This year is all about supporting your children in their final primary school year. We aim to support and develop their wellbeing as well as their learning. Children are encouraged to become more independent and take responsibility for their learning and personal needs as they begin to transition to secondary school. We encourage all Eldon school members to demonstrate respect for ourselves, others and the environment around us.

 

Please check our Year 6 area on the website and Google Classroom for regular updates on what your children are up to. If you have any questions about the learning taking place this half term, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Thank you

The Year 6 Team

 

 

Our Learning 

Autumn 1

In English we will be linking our reading and writing together. Our writing will be focusing on setting descriptions and non-chronological reports. Our focus text is Harry Potter and the philosopher’s stone. We will be thinking about what we want to write; choosing powerful vocabulary into sentences. We will be focusing on authors language choices and how this impacts the reader and effects our writing. We will be doing lots of reading in Year 6 so it is important that we read every day at home and developing our understanding of a text. Please make sure your children are reading and signing reading logs daily focusing on one of the reading skills.

 

In science we will be using the enquiry skill of classifying to identify and group animals including humans. We will be learning lots of scientific words so please ask your children to explain these so they can remember them.

 

In maths we will be recapping place value of reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 10,000,000. Please sit with your children and practise these skills as it will help them with all mathematical concepts. We will move onto to using the four operations to solve calculations and apply these skills in problem solving tasks. Please work with your children on their arithmetic skills to ensure they can add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. All children will need to learn their times tables and corresponding division facts.

 

All other foundations subjects will be taught weekly. The following subjects and their topics are…

History: London and migration through time (Tudor period)

Geography: Deserts

R.E: Judaism

Computing: Coding

D&T: Making bread

P.EGames (invasion): Netball

P.EGym: Team building x 4 weeks/Mirror and matching x2 weeks

 

Art will be completed in autumn 2.

 

 

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