Class Teacher: Miss Broadbent
During the Autumn term we shall be looking at detective stories. This will link to our overall topic of 'Crime and Punishment'. The children will use their inference and decoding skills to try and solve the mystery and then use these skills to write their own detective stories. We will also be looking at non-fiction texts in the form of biographies and autobiographies.
This term we will be concentrating on number skills. Establishing a solid foundation of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fraction knowledge and solving problems using a variety of methods will help to build skills as we progress through the year.
Science will look at 'Our Bodies', in particular the circulatory system. We will study the function and structure of the heart and how blood is delivered around the body. We will look a the lungs and how they are used to help gases move around the body, as well as how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and the impact unhealthy habits have on our bodies.
Our topic is 'Crime and Punishment' which will be linked into other subjects as a theme this term. By creating a timeline we will see how the crimes and their associated punishments have changed over time and the changes, differences and improvements to the legal systems in the UK from Saxon times, through Roman, Medieval and Victorian up to present day. The children learn the different severities in criminal acts and the punishments that are set accordingly.
On Wednesday mornings Y6 will be having swimming lessons commencing 12th September. All children will require: a towel and swimwear, goggles and swim hats are optional but encouraged.
On Thursday afternoons we will have a PE session in school.
PE kit should be in school all week and include a suitable pair of footwear that can be worn outside. Roll-on deodorant can be brought in and used however due to asthma sufferers aerosols are not allowed.
Please note – children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/ or stud earring, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons. If children are unable to remove their earrings they will not be able to participate in the lesson as adults are not permitted to remove them for the child.
In Art the children will study 'People in Motion'. They will start by looking at figures and learning how to draw in proportion. Later they will move onto showing how movement and emotion can be shown through simple body drawings.
Homework is sent home each Wednesday, and is due back the following Monday. The children are expected to practise their spellings and times tables (which are tested each week) and complete an English and Maths focused task.