Honey Bee and Hornet Classes
What's coming up next?
Year 6 team have settled in well and enjoyed a wide range of learning in Term 1 - and there will be lots more to come between now and Christmas. For more details about key dates and school events, take a look at our Term 2 newsletter: click here. Or, for more information about the learning taking place after half term, follow the link to see our curriculum overview for Term 2: click here.
If you would like to have a look at our yearly curriculum overview for Year 6, please follow this link: click here.
Highlights so far:
For a reminder about Year 6's learning so far, follow this link to our Term 1 curriculum overview: click here.
Our topic in Term 1 was ‘Jurassic Coasts’ and it inspired some fantastic English, art, geography, science and art learning.
We got the learning started with a trip to Charmouth, where we found traces of its Jurassic past for ourselves (lots of lovely fossils)!
Writing about our learning
We produced some excellent writing after we had been to Charmouth. Named after our historic school building, we produced persuasive brochures on behalf of 'Pavilion Tours', an educational travel company. We also used Adventure at Sandy Cove, by Pie Corbett to inspire our own fiction and non-fiction writing.
Have a look at Hania's story based on The Lighthouse (amazing Literacy Shed animated video) and Rosanna's newspaper report:
Artwork inspired by 'coasts'
Mrs Begen provided some amazing opportunities for Year 6 to explore different artistic styles and techniques in relation to our topic. We used a range of media (pencil, pen, paint, charcoal, chalk) and the results were amazing!
Here are some of Year 6's abstract paintings, inspired by Pete Lanyan.
Useful web links for Year 6 learning and revision:
SATs practice papers
Access to previous SATs papers (reading, SPAG and maths):
SATs-style maths practice papers:
English/SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)
National Curriculum definitions of grammatical terms which will appear in homework and class learning:
National Curriculum spelling patterns and statutory words lists (giving examples of spelling patterns we will teach and the type of words the SATs will test):
Summaries, examples and teaching videos of key grammatical terms:
Selection of games for revision:
Summaries, examples and teaching videos of mathematical terms:
Wide range of resources – from games to teaching aids and tests:
Maths arithmetic practice:
Small range of memory matching games:
Really good web site (with lots of visual aids to help understand tricky concepts); it is American but, while not a direct match to the National Curriculum for Year 6, the ‘Grade 5’ learning and games would be a match for age – and you could always look at ‘Grade 4’ or 'Grade 6' to support/stretch as appropriate:
Web site designed more for teachers, and includes lots of concepts aimed at secondary-age learning. However, there are some useful tools which show models and images that might help your child’s understanding if something is proving tricky to understand: