Toucans 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 6 Toucans!
Your class teachers this year are:
Mrs Downing (Monday–Wednesday) and
Mrs Whittingham (Wednesday afternoon-Friday).
Mr Beswick is your teaching assistant who will be with you every day!
We are all excited to have you in our class this year and ready to embark on our exciting learning journey together!
Our PE day for this term is Friday. Please come dressed in your PE uniform. Our focus for this term will be Invasion Games. You will also have your club with Mr Ault after school on Friday. We would love to see as many of you as possible to attend this.
During the Autumn Term we will start with our whole school topic ‘All Together Now’ where we will share our experiences, worries and achievements from the Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown. We will also celebrate being back together as a school community. We will be doing lots of mindfulness activities, No Outsiders work, PSHE lessons, Art and various other activities to celebrate being back together in class. We will also begin to revise key objectives from last year and slowly introduce you to our curriculum for Year 6.
Our theme for this year is Conflict. We will be investigating the causes of conflicts and their impact on us. We will be finding out about conflicts that have taken place in Great Britain since the arrival of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. We will also be researching conflicts that have happened in different parts of the world including looking at World War 1 and 2 in more detail. We will be asking ourselves many big questions which will provide the foundations for our enquiry based learning around these conflicts. We will be exploring if these conflicts could have been avoided, what we have learnt from these wars and how can we prevent future conflicts from taking place.
We love reading and use books to inspire our writing. We will being this year by reading 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne as our class novel.
This term we will be begin by sharing two lovely texts to inspire our writing. ‘Of Thee I Sing’ by Barack Obama and ‘Young Gifted and Black’ by Jamia Wilson.
We will begin this year by focusing on Place Value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) as well as ensuring that your Times Tables are secure.
The National Curriculum expects children to be able to spell all of these words by the end of Year 6. Don't try to learn them all at once: check off the ones you can already do, and choose a few at a time to learn and practise at home. Please Click on the list below.
We will begin our RE work this year by celebrating Diversity in our school and in the UK.