Welcome to Turquoise Class
Turquoise class are a hard-working, determined group of Year 6 children. Our teachers are Mrs Bullock, Mrs Shelley and Miss Bishop. In Turquoise class we enjoy a creative curriculum that is planned around our interests. We have a lot to achieve this term and we will need a focused approach to our learning. Year 6 is a year of exciting opportunities, additional responsibilities and privileges as well as plenty of hard - work.
We appreciate all of the support that is given in this final year from parents - Team-work makes the Dream-work!
The Learning Journey approach means that all aspects of the curriculum combine to build a really creative curriculum. This term our Learning Journey is ''Battles" We will be looking at Britain since 1930s focusing specifically on WW2. During this topic we will visit the NMA in Staffordshire and attend a service of remembrance as well as develop our understanding of other wars that have affected the people of Great Britain; we will visit our local war memorial and study the history around this; develop our historical vocabulary and also participate in the Great Ashperton Bakeoff. This exciting event will allow us to measure ingredients accurately and scale from an original recipe accordingly. We will be able to demonstrate a range of baking and cooking techniques. before we serve our three course meal to our visiting guests. In Art we will be looking at various street artists, including Bansky and Julian Beever, in the attempt to answer the question: 'is graffiti art or vandalism?' Our DT will be looking at sculpture. We will reflect on the memorials we saw when at the NMA and create our own designs from frameworks that provide stability and form. Our finished designs will then be considered for the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square. In computing, we will be revising all key skills needed to effectively use a computer for work purposes, develop our understanding of keeping safe when online and using Scratch to create our own Sprites and design our own games.
This term in Science we will be looking at light and shadows. After half term we will be looking at our bodies systems including the circulatory and respiratory and the battle to keep fit and healthy.
Our English curriculum is linked with our Learning Journey. We will focus on a variety of text types during the term. This will include chronolgical reports, story writing, discursive writing and writing with a formal and informal tone including menus and letters.
In Maths we will be focusing on place value, algebra, measure, rounding, how to apply the four operations to fractions and shape.
PE and Games
The children will be working on gym skills on a Friday this term with Miss Bishop and hockey skills on a Wednesday. The children also have the opportunity to take part in clubs outside of school including football, rugby and netball.
Spellings will be given every week on a Friday for a test on Thursday.
Times tables should now be practised regularly through Times Table Rockstars.
Maths home learning will be set on a Friday, ready to be handed in on Wednesday.
English homework will be set on a Wednesday to be completed by Monday.
Children are expected to read every night and will also be set reading homework on a Monday with comprehension questions. This should be handed in on a Wednesday marked by a parent or guardian to show it has been supported - answer books have been sent home for you.
This may seem unnecessarily complicated but it does help prepare the children for how homework is set at secondary school. Homework for the week is summarised on our class page. However, homework should also be recorded in the children's homework diaries.
Please make sure your child is reading on a daily basis.
In year 6 we still hope that children are 'heard' read at least 2/3 times a week at other times they may be reading independently.
Please sign their homework diary to record this is being done. Homework diaries will be checked weekly- please help your child to make sure they are in school everyday.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need to discuss anything -
If you feel you are able to offer some of your valuable time to listen to readers in school, offer a club or help in any other way, please contact me.
Have fun learning together!