In Science, our focus this term is electricity so we have been carry out a series of challenges.
Firstly, we had to create a simple working circuit to show how much we remembered from Year 4.
Then, using a variety of battery types, wires and bulbs, we investigated how we could change the brightness of a bulb.
Next, we had hands on examples of the effects of ‘overloading’ a circuit with too many bulbs or motors. The power from the cell or battery is shared between them.
Finally, we had to create a circuit using a switch that we had made ourselves with items found in the classroom.
Maths Challenge Calendar - How many can you complete?
WELCOME TO YEAR 6 - Your Final Year in Primary School!
Autumn Term 2021
Topic and Science
In the Autumn term our topic is ‘World War 2 and the Blitz’ and examines the effects of WW2 on Plymouth. Our music will also have a WWII theme as we look at singers like Dame Vera Lynn and The Big Band sound of Glenn Millar. We will also be studying both electricity and light in science and our DT project will be linked to construction and shelters.
With an increasing amount of time spent online, it is essential that we learn how to keep ourselves safe and understand the consequences of our actions. We will explore this each term so that we have a better understanding.
Our focus for the first half of term will be 'Being Me' and looking at our rights and responsibilities.
After half term, we will switch our focus to 'Celebrating Difference' and why it's good to be different.
Class work: We will provide you with pencils, rulers, rubbers, colouring pencils and handwriting pens for those with a licence. We ask that pencil cases are left at home as there is nowhere to store them safely in class.
Home learning: This will be set at the following times:
Maths – Monday to be handed in on Friday.
English – Wednesday to be handed in on the following Tuesday.
Reading – 10 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in at least once per week. This is a whole school focus this year!
Spellings: There will be weekly tests.
Times Tables: TT Rock Stars daily for those that do no know all of their times tables.
Games and PE:
Children will need their PE kit in school all week however, outdoor PE is on a Monday afternoon and indoor PE is on a Friday afternoon. Children MUST have P.E. kie to take part for health and safety reasons.
Kit: Trainers, white shirt, blue/black shorts, football/trainer socks.
In colder weather, a plain tracksuit may be worn outdoors for games.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary as cloakroom space is limited. Please keep your PE kit in school and we will ensure that it is sent home each half term for washing.
I do try to keep the website up-to-date and I post links there to support home learning. I will also link up with you all via Class Dojo so, if you have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me or catch me at the gate in the morning.
Mrs Hibbert and Ms Pooley
Reading - Every day please!
We recommend a minimum of 20 minutes per day reading and reward children for completing AR Reading Tests. As we have had a lightning strike, and our wifi is out, children can take their AR tests at home using this link. https://ukhosted41.renlearn.co.uk/2236527 The children know their logins and so should be able to access this from home.
Useful Websites to support your learning at home:
Here are some great maths resources - for young and old!
We explain what the long multiplication method is and review how multiplication skills are built up through each year of primary school.
The long division method is used when you are dividing a large number (usually three digits or more) by a two-digit (or more) number.
Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations and explore the order of operations using brackets.
A step towards a more formal written method of columnar addition using place value counters.
A good starting place for teaching column subtraction. Helps children to visualise the processes involved.