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Marlbrook Primary School

Welcome to the Year 6 Page!

Welcome back to school for this exciting Spring Term! Here is all the information about the exciting learning and plans we have in store for the term ahead:

English

 

This term, we will be reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. This book is the sequel to the Philosopher's Stone. In the second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry the three firm friends, Harry, Ron and Hermione, are soon immersed in the daily round of Potions, Herbology, Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, and Quidditch. Lots of action unfolds and the story has an exciting crescendo. In school we will be writing for a range of exciting purposes: look out for some fun newspaper articles about the flying car! While enjoying writing about the book, we will also explore grammatical structures and all children will be working towards gaining our reading gems.

Maths

This term, we will begin with revisiting and developing our understanding of fractions. We will also continue to recap learning from the previous term to ensure they are secure with key concepts. Times tables knowledge continues to be a key element to mathematical success and we will be including these in our daily teaching. This term, each math set will take part in a TTRockstars battle against the rest of the school, with the winning set being awarded an exciting prize and the top three most valuable players receiving a prize and a certificate. The children can access their TTRockstars account from home to ensure they are accumulating points for their sets. Any additional work they can do at home would be of great help in the run up to SATs.

 

 

  • Our History topic this term is the Battle of Britain. This is leading on from our previous history topic of World War 11 last term. We will cover the impact, evacuations and operation sealine.

 

  • We are focusing on key Geography concepts, including: trade routes; types of settlements and land use; and we will be able to develop our understanding of physical and human geography further.

 

  • In science, we will be learning about Light.  We will explore the key vocabulary, looking at key scientists and complete a range of practical experiments.

 

  • This term’s value is ‘Understanding’ and ‘Honesty’, which will link to our PSHE curriculum. With these key values, we will be learning about important cultural and social issues that might be faced in the wider world.

 

  • We will continue to present a range of exciting and creative opportunities this term, including: graffiti and print making.

 PE

Please make sure your child has the appropriate kit (i.e. black shorts, white top, trainer etc) in school each week – bringing it home to be washed at the weekend.

 

6C- Friday

6M- Friday

6LM-Thursday. 

 

Please ensure that children have appropriate footwear for these sessions to avoid any injuries.

Homework 

Each week, we will set work of English, Maths, Times Tables and Spelling to support learning in class.  This will all be set as paper copies and will need to have been submitted by the following Friday. 

 

We are looking forward to a new year and a new term full of exciting topics. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us. For further information about this term, please see our Year 6 website page! 

 

Mr Morgan, Miss Caldicott and Miss Morris.