Hello from all of 6H!
We are super excited for the year to come and know that we will all try our very best to achieve as much as we possibly can. With it being such an important year in terms of getting ready for moving to high school, there will be a lot of challenges and high expectations. However, as always with Shadsworth Junior School, we will make sure everything is done with support from all adults, hopefully in an imaginative and engaging way and with plenty of smiles and laughter.
In Year 6, as with all other year groups, each child will be given a homework grid at the start of a term and returned to school during the last week. However, as our Year 6 children will be taking their Sats test in May 2022, there will be weekly short Reading and Maths homework which will be handed in by the following Thursday.
This half term In English, we will be learning about warning stories. Within the unit, we learn actions to it, draw pictures of it, act it out all before writing our own version.
In Maths, we will be concentrating on all forms of number for example: Addition, subtraction, Multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages.
In Science, we will be studying the circulatory system and the major organs of the heart and lungs through watching videos, drama and role-play and writing about it.
We will be developing our knowledge of coding using Purple Mash software.
In History, we will be studying the Vikings and writing a news report for ITV News which we will record.
Art/DT takes place every Friday morning in our Art Room. This half term we are producing Emotional Art.
In order to ensure we cover all aspects of the PSHCE curriculum, we use a project called Jigsaw which is engaging, imaginative and very practical.
All the Autumn term, we will be learning how to use Boomwhackers which is fun, challenging and very loud!
In PE, we are developing our knowledge of Invasion games. Our PE slot in on Thursday afternoons. Your children can come in appropriate school PE kit every Thursday as we will not be getting changed this year.
RE sessions are on a Friday and this term we will be learning all about how different religions celebrate marriage.
Should you need to isolate or be absent for longer periods of time this year, it is really important that if you feel well enough that you do keep up with your learning at home. We will continue using the website LBQ for our home learning with most children and you will be sent a code each morning which will allow you to access the work set each day. Some children may also have access to another website called IDL which can also be used to complete learning at home. Both these and other useful websites can be found on the link below.
You will be given a reading book to take home. Please aim to read at least 3 times a week and ask an adult to sign your reading record to show us what you have done. Reading books will be changed when needed.