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Toucans 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year 6 Toucans!


Our teachers are Mrs Downing (Monday–Wednesday) and Mrs Whittingham (Wednesday-Friday).

Mr Beswick is our teaching assistant who is with us every day!

We are very exciting to be involved with the amazing learning journey that you will have in Year 6.

Look what we learn about in Year 6:

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Spring Term 2022

For the first part of this term, we will continue with our topic work around our theme CONFLICT. Over the next few weeks, we will research and record some main events which took place during World War 2. We will explore the question Can I understand change and continuity? This will relate to the other conflicts that we studied before Christmas and also having us to think about more recent conflicts which have taken place around the world. The children will undertake enquiry approaches in pairs and groups to learn more about the role of women, air raid shelters, the British Army, evacuees, rationing and armour. As we study our History topic this term the children will have plenty of opportunities to apply their Computing skills to research and present their work. 

After Spring half term, we will be involved in a whole school topic which will empower our children to be active global citizens and Courageous Advocates for change. Year 6 will focus on the Global Goal - Responsible Consumption and Production.

The children will continue to learn German with a weekly lesson provided by Mrs Judge. 

In PSHCE we will be exploring the Heartsmart units - 'Don't rub it in...Rub it out',  and 'Fake is a Mistake'. We will also be using our P4C lessons to explore our British Values including Britain as a diverse and ever changing society as well as how the rights and role of women has changed over time. Also keep an eye on Twitter where we can share the books and themes which we will be covering in our No Outsiders lessons.

In RE we will build on the unit that we did in Year 5 on Humanism to find out how this worldview is different or similiar to other religions that we have studied. We will also focus on the concept - Salvation - as part of our Christian studies on the run up to Easter. 

PE for this term will be on Wednesdays (Mrs Whittingham (Dance/Gymnastics)/Mr Ault (Team Games) and Fridays (Mr Ault - Invasion Games e.g. dodgeball, hockey and netball). 

Music we will focus on singing, listening and appraising music and composition. 

This term in Maths we will be focusing on Multiplying and Dividing Fractions, Geometry (position and direction), Percentages, Measure and Ratio and Proportion. 

Our Writing this term will be based on the book Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins. Our writing outcome will be to write an information and hybrid text. We will also study the Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde and Ritva Voutila. We will explore this classic tale and our writing outcome will be classic narrative and explanantion. 

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We will also be reading our class novel, Into The Jungle by Katherine Rundell.  


In Science we will be exploring Living Things and their Habitats as well as Evolution and Inheritance.

Homework will continue the same as last term with daily reading, spellings and Times Tables Rockstars as well as weekly Maths work from CGP books. 

Please Check our weekly blog for any updates and we look forward to continuing our learning journey this term with our wonderful Toucans. 

Thank you for your continued support and please get in touch with us if we can help in any way, 

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham & Mr Beswick. 

Autumn Term 2021

Our theme for this year is CONFLICT. We will build on the work that you did in Year 5 on the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and learn about the importance of the Battle of Hastings to begin with. We will have lots of discussion around our key questions: Why are there wars? What do people fight over? Could wars have been avoided? Is war right or wrong? 

These questions will guide us on a path of discovery to research facts about World War 1 and 2, as well as looking at what conflicts, if any, are taking place presently in the world. We will use our mapping skills to plot the countries we encounter on our world maps. 

The children will continue to learn German with a weekly lesson provided by Mrs Judge. 

In PSHCE we will be exploring the Heartsmart units - 'Get Heartsmart',  'Don't forget to let love in' and 'Too Much Selfie is not healthy'. We will also continue to have lots of debates in our P4C lessons so please ask us about the questions on our stickers! Toucans will have a variety of No Outsiders lessons, which we will share with you on Twitter. 

In RE we will begin this year by looking at the unit 'Diversity'. This is a great topic to start the new academic year together as it reminds us to celebrate differences and introduces us to different religions. 

PE for this term will be on Wednesdays (Cricket) and Fridays (Mr Ault - Invasion Games e.g. tag rugby, football and Gymanstics). 

Music we are delighted to be able to continue with the Cello and Violin lessons that your child started in Year 5.

This term in Maths we will be focusing on Multiplying and Dividing Decimals, Finding Fractions of Amounts, solving problems involving fractions and Geometry (Coordinates and Translations)

Our Writing this term will be based on the book Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo Hoestlandt. Our writing outcome will be to write a story with a flashback from another character's point of view.

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We will also be reading our class novel, An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo.  

In Science we will be covering the following objectives as part of our Light topic this term.

Sc6/4.1a    recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines
Sc6/4.1b    use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
Sc6/4.1c    explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes
Sc6/4.1d    use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them


Reading for 20mins every night. Children can record their own reading in their diaries and then ask an adult to sign it for them.

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. These will be stuck in homework diaries and also available online on our weekly class blog. The spellings will match the key rule or words that we will be working on in class for that week. 

Maths - please keep revising times tables by using Times Tables Rockstars. The children all have their log in details in the front of their homework diaries. We will also set 2 pages of Maths Homework from the CGP books that your child has been given. Again we will aim to match these topics with what we will be doing in class to reinforce knowledge and understanding. Maths homework will be set on a Thursday and due in the following Wednesday for us to check. The children can self mark their own work and please come and see us if they find anything difficult. Weekly Maths homework will be explained to the children in class and will also be recorded online on our weekly class blog. 

It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to teach your child this year and we are very excited to embark on our learning journey together. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Mrs Downing, Mrs Whittingham, Mr Beswick, Mr Corkill 


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Toucans week beg. 4th July, by Mrs Whittingham

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