Welcome to Turquoise Class
Turquoise class are a hard-working, determined group of Year 6 children. Our teachers are Mrs Bullock and Mrs Handley. 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 ''Changing World" Despite the lockdown situation we hope to be able to cover all of the objectives that usually do and still enjoy our planned trip to the local Rotherwas in a virtual manner!
Within this topic we will be looking at many different strands including: local history and the Rotherwas munitions factories and how this area's land use has changed since World War 1 - now being used as the enterprise park; we will look at Dame Laura Knight a famous local artist, who was commissioned to draw women at work during the war; we will then move on to look at Africa and working with our link school on a Zero Waste project; in Science we will look at adaptation and evolution in the first term and then electricity in the second half. Within this topic we will be looking at famous Scientists including Charles Darwin and Michael Faraday and how they have helped to shape the world as we know it with their discoveries. We still hope to be able to carry out investigations be it at home or school! In the second half of the term our Dt focus will again look at inventors and the history of design. We will then consider our own designs. thinking about how we can reuse items for different purposes.
Our English curriculum is linked with our Learning Journey. We will focus on a variety of text types during the term. This will include story writing, persuasive writing and explanation texts. We will focus initially on writing an explanation text on extinct mammals before attempting to write our own text on animals that have adapted to their environment. We will be enjoying sharing the novel: "Indian in the Cupboard" and then using some of the ideas in this text alongside a unit of work on "doors" to create some fabulous adventure stories.
In Maths we will be focusing on percentages, decimals and fractions, shape and space particularly measure and algebra.
PE and Games
Due to current covid restrictions our PE will be adapted to fit into regulations. We will be taking part in circuit sessions and trying to get the children out of their houses to enjoy the great outdoors.
Home learning! (This term it all will be!)
On our return...
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.
SEESAW - work for English and maths should be photographed or scanned and uploaded on to Seesaw.
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 -
Have fun learning together!