Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6 at Salisbury Road
In the Spring term, in Year 6, our key driver is History. Our main topic within History is Ancient Egyptians. Our key question, which links to our learning, is ' How is our life similar and different to the Ancient Egyptians' ways?'
Year 6 Team
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.
Aspiration is our current termly value.
At Salisbury Road, we believe that reading as a priority, so we ensure that we read at every opportunity. This term, our class novel is ' I am Malala' by Malala Yousafzai .
Our reading sessions will contain questions which will prepare children for their SATs and focusing on VIPER skills to hone our skills.
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!
As Writers , we will continue to build on the skills we learnt in the Autumn term. We will deepen our understanding of more complex grammar skills and how we can manipulate these within our writing. Across year 6, we will be focusing on improving our handwriting and the presentation of our writing. We have a range of writing opportunities to look forward to. This half term we will be using our class story I am Malala, to help us with our learning. We will start to think about how to write texts which are clear and contain high level vocabulary and grammar skills. The text types we will be writing are a poetry unit, a persuasive speech and a story.
As Mathematicians, we will be taking a more in-depth look at the reasoning behind certain maths skills. We will also be focusing on applying a test technique to answer reasoning questions. We will continue to revise calculation methods through our morning flashbacks and weekly calculation sessions.
As Scientists, we will explore evolution and inheritance. We will consider where we, as humans, come from and what the term ‘inheritance’ means for us. We will have discussions about inherited traits.
We will also explore the topic living things and their habitats including food chains and eco-systems.
As Historians, we will explore the era of Ancient Egypt and how they paved their way in the World. We will look at the key moments throughout this time period and key figures involved. This will lead into our Geography topic in which we will discuss the importance of the River Nile’s location and how this has impacted on Egypt. We will look at how Egypt has changed over time and look closely at the similarities and differences between then and now.
As Philosophers, we will learn about having dreams and goals. We will learn about setting realistic goals and what steps we need to carry out to reach them.
Our key questions for the term are...
What do I want to achieve?
How can I work with others to achieve my goals?
What does responsibility mean to me?
How can I work with others to be responsible?
PE kits will need to be in school each week. PE will be on a Friday for 6SH and 6GL.
As Athletes, we will use team work and coordination skills to take part in a range of indoor athletics sports. We will look at improving our throwing and catching skills. We will also explore different movement styles such as: jumping, sprinting, jogging and walking. We will do this through a variety of team games.
As Computerists, we will be exploring coding, in which we will create our own games.
In RE, we will explore, “What kind of King was Jesus?”
As Designers, we will evaluate existing Frame structures, before designing, creating and evaluating our own. We will focus on Gustave Eiffel as our inspirational designer.
As Artists, we will look closely at the works of Wilfred Stanley Haines, an artist who created war-inspired art work. We will look at what the main features of his work are and then aim to create our own pieces of art inspired by Wilfred Stanley Haines.
Homework activities will be sent home on Tuesday, ready to be handed in by the following Monday. They will consist of weekly spellings, TT RockStars practice and reading practice/ x4 reading.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and be tested the following Friday. They will be linked to a spelling rule that has been learnt that week or to the words that have to be learnt as detailed in the National Curriculum. This year, your child will have up to 10 spellings depending on the words that are being learnt.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact us via Dojo or email. Thanks for your co-operation.