Welcome to Year 6!

Curie Class - Mr. Purton & Mrs Penny (purton2@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk)

Owens Class - Mr Mills & Miss Ellsley (mills@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk)

Attenborough Class - Miss Smith & Mrs Thorne (smith2@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk)

Year 6 TAs - Miss Hammond & Mrs Judd

Mrs Croucher will also be teaching in Year 6, working with all three classes throughout the week. (pamplin@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk)

 

    Who was Marie Curie? - BBC Bitesize         Jesse Owens Biography, Olympic Medals and Records                    David Attenborough regrets not seeing his children grow up | David  Attenborough | The Guardian 

 

Please find the Year 6 Meet the Teacher Powerpoint for 24-25 here.

Term 5

We hope you all had an amazing Easter break, spending time with your families! We made lots of amazing memories in Term 3 and we look forward to exploring new areas of our learning this term, through our engaging and creative curriculum.

Learning together, we will develop a healthy Growth Mindset, as we continue on the path to being Happy, Positive, Successful, Life-Long Learners.

 English

We begin our exploration into Africa, by reading 'Amazing Africa'! This is a non-fiction text which allows the children to learn about the continent of Africa. We will be developing the children's writing through this text, including travel brochures and poetry. This text supports our learning within both History and Geography this term.

Please encourage your children to read independently and to discuss what they have read. This will continue to develop their use of language and their ability to infer information from a piece of writing and to gain an understanding of a range of different genres.


Maths

This term’s focus in Maths will be shape (measuring angles of triangles and polygons) and geometry (focusing on coordinates). Please support your child with Maths home learning tasks and if you are not sure of current teaching and learning methods, please ask. We will focus on teaching children how to apply these skills to problems and investigations, developing their understanding of the use of Maths in everyday life. You can help by ensuring that your child knows their tables inside out and back to front – literally! 

 Geography & History

This term we start looking into all aspects of the continent Africa. We will be focusing on developing geographical skills, including map reading and learning about biomes. We will also learn about the history and culture of different countries in Africa and take a closer look at the Benin Kingdom. 

Science

We will be continuing our learning of the human body this term. Using the TASC wheel, we will create experiments to test different scientific ideas. To explore our understanding of the human body, we will be making our own blood, dissecting a pigs heart and seeing how the choices we make can affect our health and our bodies. 

 

Year 6 Curriculum Overview 

year 6 curriculum overview 23 24 final website.pdf

 

 

 

 

 General Reminders 

  • The class doors will be open from 8.40-8:50am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office. (School telephone number 01322 663792)
  • The school day ends at 3.20pm. If you are unable to collect your child, please telephone the school office.
  • In year 6 many children begin to walk home from school alone or with friends, we are happy for them to do so (as long as you are!) please could you write us a note if you would like this to happen,
  • The children will be doing PE on Monday and Friday. However, sometimes plans change, so we would ask that children have their PE kit in school everyday please. For the colder months this can include jogging bottoms.
  • Please make sure your child’s water bottle is in school every day and that their name is written clearly on the bottle. Please provide children with a pencil case containing handwriting pen, pencil, whiteboard pen, coloured pens/pencils, rubber, ruler, glue stick and sharpener.
  • Home learning will continue to be given out on Thursday and is to be submitted on Class Dojo by Wednesday please.