Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6 at Salisbury Road
In the Summer Term, in Year 6, our key driver is History. Our main topic within History is Ancient Egypt. Our key question, which links to our learning, is ‘How is our life similar and different to Ancient Egyptians' ways?’
These are our Values at Salisbury Road
Underpinning all of our learning and time together are our school values. They are also linked to our Dojo rewards. Will will learn about and celebrate examples of each value daily.
Unity is our current termly value.
A quote from Mother Teresa sums what unity means to us...
This term, we will be consolidating learning that we have done throughout Key Stage 2. We will also look at algebra, shapes and angles. We will also have additional reasoning sessions to support the fluency and pace of these questions.
Times Table Rock Stars will continue to be used to quicken our times tables and we will have class, school and LAT competitions throughout the term.
During our English this term, we will be further developing our grammar and punctuation knowledge and applying this to our written work. We will be writing explanation texts linked to our Ancient Egyptian topic all about mummification. Following the explanation writing, we will be focusing on fictional writing with an emphasis on character, setting and suspense. In each piece of writing, we will be using our SPACEWAVESLAVE tool kits to hone our skills while working on our own individual target.
We will be looking at Evolution and Inheritance. We will explore how humans have evolved, the origin of humans and how we are changing as a species. We will also look at how plants and animals had adapted to suit their environment along with how genes can be inherited. Following this, we will be studying how living things reproduce and how variation occurs.
Our history topic this term is Ancient Egypt. We will be learning about life in this era from 7500BCE (when the first settlers arrived in the Nile Valley) to 30BCE (when the Romans took over). We will be investigating mummification, pharaohs, Gods and Goddesses, the importance of the River Nile, hieroglyphics and lots more.
In reading this term, our class book is 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson. A story about an orphan child sent to live with long lost family member in the Amazon Rainforest. We will be reading this everyday along with reading fiction, non-fiction and poetry in our reading sessions, along with focusing on the key skills of reading: VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and sequencing/summarising).
Reading at home is so important for many reasons and we ask that you read regularly (minimum 4 times a week) at home. Prizes are up for grabs at the end of the term for those that do this! Remember, the more often you read, the sooner you get to quiz on AR and move up those levels!
In PSHE, we are learning about 'Relationships'. We will be learning about the special people in our lives, what is and how to deal with grief, what control is and how technology can impact on relationships.
PE kits will need to be in school each week. PE will be on Thursday afternoons this term and we will be developing our health and fitness by monitoring how hard I'm working and how my body reacts to different activities.
During this term, home learning is increasing to a maths sheet a week. This will be linked to learning the children have done already. Along with this homework, reading, times tables and spelling practise should be taking place.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact us via Dojo or email. Thanks for your co-operation.