‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’ John 10:10
Welcome to Year 6's class page!
Year 6 will be a busy, exciting and memorable year. The most important message for the children this year is to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way!
On this page you will find useful documents relating to home learning and important Year 6 information. As always, thank you for your ongoing support and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us.
Meet the Team
Year 6 are very fortunate to be supported in class by:
Mrs L Roberts (Class Teacher)
Mrs N. Shaw (Teaching Assistant, Monday-Tuesday mornings)
Mrs S. Bright (Teaching Assistant, Wednesday-Friday mornings)
How to help your child at home
Please encourage your child to read a range of different genres. The more they read, the better their vocabulary becomes, which also improves their independent writing. Children should be able to spell all words from the Year 5/6 spelling list by the end of the year, please help them to learn as many of these words as possible.
The most helpful thing you can do this year is encourage your child to show independence, responsibility and to try their best! Help them make the most of their final year at Winkfield St Mary's.
Diary Dates - Autumn Term
Tuesday 1st September - Inset Day
Wednesday 2nd September - Start of term
P.E days this term will be Monday and Friday and children will need to come to school in their P.E kits on these days.
Homework grids will be set half-termly. Spellings will be sent out on Seesaw on a Monday to be tested the following Monday.
This is a brief summary of what we will be learning this term:
Our topic this term is:
Our big question this term is:
Were the Victorian times a Dark Age or a Golden Age?
As part of the topic, we will be mainly covering elements of the History curriculum, as well as linking it as much as possible to other subjects. In Science, we will be learning to identify the effects of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. In D.T, we will be learning about bridges, structures and the processes involved in building them, i.e. compression and tension.
Our English this term will be closely linked to our topic as the children will be researching and writing non-chronological reports about bridges, linking closely to Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the bridges that he designed for his railway projects. They will also be writing biographies about significant people from the Victorian era.
In Maths, we will be focusing on rounding, negative numbers, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, finding missing terms in a sequence, factors, multiples and prime numbers. We will then move onto written methods for all four operations.
In addition to learning within our topic, in R.E we will be focusing on Islam and Christianity with the big questions:
- What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God?
- How significant is it that Mary was Jesus's mother?