Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’ John 10:10

 

Welcome to Year 6's class page! 

In Year 6, we ensure that we embrace the school values:

REACH

Respect

Excellence

Awareness

Courage

Honesty

 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! 

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 M. Davis (Teaching Assistant, Monday-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. 

 

Goodnight Mister Tom (A Puffin Book): Amazon.co.uk: Magorian, Michelle:  8601404207013: Books

 

We will be reading 'Goodnight Mister Tom' by Michelle Magorian where young William Beech is evacuated to the countryside during the Second World War. 

Diary Dates - Autumn Term

Wednesday 1st September - Inset Day

Thursday 2nd September - Start of term

Monday 27th September-Friday 1st October - PGL Residential Trip 

October - Black History Awareness Month

Wednesday 6th October - Cross Country Team (Time Trial) 

Friday 22nd October - Inset Day 

 

P.E days this term will be Wednesday and Friday and children will need to come to school in their P.E kits on these days.

Homework will be sent out on Seesaw on a Monday to be completed for the following Monday. For at least the first half term, this will include spellings to learn and a Maths task to complete.

 

This is a brief summary of what we will be learning this term: 

 

Our topic this term is:

WORLD WAR II

 

Our big question this term is:

Why did children have to be evacuated and were they ever happy?

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. We will be learning about when and why World War II began and look closely at the individuals and countries involved, which will also link in with our Geography skills and knowledge. The topic will have a big focus on evacuation and what it was like for children to be evacuated from their homes. 

 

In Science, we will be learning to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. We will also be learning to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function and describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

 

Our English this term will be closely linked to our topic as the children will be writing diary entries (after listening to Neville Chamberlain's war announcement speech), explanation texts (about evacuation during WWII), letters (as an evacuee writing home) and newspaper reports (about The Blitz). 

 

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?