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Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 9DB

Wheatfield Primary School

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Last update: 2022-09-22

Year 6

Our teachers are Mrs Elmore and Miss White. 

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Boyes. 

Our PE day is Thursday - please remember to come dressed in suitable PE kit every Thursday. 

Reading records will be checked each Friday but please make sure they are in school other days for reading.

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Term 1 - World War Two

                                   Winston Churchill | Biography, World War II, Quotes, Books, & Facts |  Britannica        World War 2 Facts, Battles, and Turning Points • FamilySearch            

         

This term, our wider curriculum will take a history focus. We will be exploring a range of primary and secondary sources based around the cause of World War Two. Children will be given the opportunity to delve into the lives of citizens living on the home front as well as fighting on the front line during these times. Children will be given the opportunity to discuss the important roles that different leaders played in their countries part of the war. 

English

                                     Letters from the Lighthouse x 6 - Scholastic Shop              Letters from the lighthouse by Carroll, Emma (9780571327584) | BrownsBfS

In English, we will be exploring 'Letters from the Lighthouse' written by Emma Carroll. You can find out more about our chosen author by reading our author profile HERE. We will explore different elements of the text and draw from it a wide range of texts such as journey narratives, postcards and information texts. 

Reading

In our reading sessions this term we will be taking the opportunity to conduct an in-depth read into our class book mentioned above. As well as exploring our narrative, we will explore a range of non-fiction texts that will build on our historical knowledge on what it was like to be alive during World War Two. Along with non-fiction texts on the subject, we will look at other narrative writes based around the same subject. 

Take a look at our book map for more linked reading HERE.

Reading in English: A guide for learners

 

Maths

In our first term in year six, we will be exploring place value - including numbers up to a millions. Later on in the term we will be moving onto looking at written and mental methods for adding and subtracting large numbers. 

For more information visit our Maths Curriculum page to remind yourselves of our calculation policy.

Maths - Airy Hill Primary School

 

Wider Curriculum

    

 

In our wider curriculum this term we will be looking at history, PSHE, RE, science  and DT.  Click the above logos to view our pupil organisers for each subject.

How can you help at home?

Reading:

Children are expected to read at home at least five times each week for fifteen minutes.  At least one of these times needs to be with an adult but please read more often with your child if you are able. Children are expected to write the date of the read, the book they are reading and the pages they have read in that day. Please ensure that you check and sign reading records each week. Reading records will be checked every Friday.

Reading comprehension question stems can be found here. 

A list of recommended reads for Y6 can be found here. 

 

Spelling:

This year, Year 6 will be trialling a new way of spelling. The premise of this trial is that spelling should be 'taught not caught'. We will be doing daily and weekly spelling sessions but will not be sending spelling lists home for weekly spelling tests. We recognise that this is different from previous years and will be different from other year groups this year but please bear with us - we hope this new way of working will see great improvement in spelling! 

Year 3/4 Statutory Word List

Year 5/6 Statutory Word List

  

Maths:

By Year 6, the children should be confident with all times table facts so constant practice at home will help to embed this. Children are encouraged to practise maths facts using their Maths Shed log in, as often as possible. 

The children will be continuing with Maths Planets this year and will carry on from their end point in Year 5.  There are sample papers on the maths page of the website to give you an idea of what each stage will look like. Please encourage your child to practise their maths facts at least three times per week. If your child is stuck on a level for more than four weeks, then we will intervene at school.

Communication

If you need to contact us, we are available outside at the end of each day or via email:

charlotte.elmore@wheatfieldprimary.com 

jo.white@wheatfieldprimary.com