Welcome to Year 6

 Our 2020-21 curriculum map can be found here:

Year 6 2020-2021

 

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-

CLICC– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Homework help

 

Please see the link on key grammatical terms that your child will be learning about.

A Parents Guide to Grammar

At Netley Abbey Junior School, we use the ‘VIPERS’ to help us answer questions about the books that we read. Your child should know all about these in Year 6, but here is a link with questions that you might like to use at home when reading with your child.

Reading VIPERS for parents

Miss Piper – Wykeham

Miss Phillips – Beach

Mr Wakeford – Heath

We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing. P.E. kits will be sent home at the end of each term. 

PEOur PE days are-

Heath: Thursday and Friday

Beach: Monday and Friday

Wykeham: Tuesday and Friday

 

Please ensure your child has trainers in school at all times, for the Daily Mile.

Homework is always given out on a Friday and hand-in day is Wednesday.

All children will receive spellings, English/SPaG and maths homework each week. We would encourage times table learning and lots of reading too. Ask questions about what books your child is reading; about the characters and what they think might happen next, based on what they have read. Reading aloud to an adult will help fluency and understanding.

What have we been learning?

Autumn Term 2020-21

In Autumn term, we have looked at the text called Way Home. We used the pictures to infer about the boy and his feelings and why he was in the city.We particularly enjoyed writing from different viewpoints.

In History, we have been learning about Ancient Greeks especially focusing on democracy and how it contrasts that with modern politics. This also linked with our Art learning, where we made some greek pots. We researched their uses and how stories were depicted on them and the recreated our own.

At the end of the autumn term, Year 6 enjoyed researching, designing and making their own Christmas stockings. We learnt how to use a running stitch, backstitch and cross stitch, as well as how to add details including felt applique, bells and buttons. When we had finished our designs, we sewed our stockings together using blanket stitch: we had to make sure we thought carefully about leaving a seam allowance. We really enjoyed this project and showed lots of resilience in learning new skills.

Spring 2020-21

Year 4 have started their term with online learning!

Although we have found this to be different to being at school, it has been fun. We start our home learning day by watching our morning video where we get to see what our day looks like. Our teachers record our videos and show us what to do. We then upload our work onto Seesaw for our teachers to see.

In English, we have been looking at the two books The Boy at the Back of the Class and The Arrival. We have been comparing them and looking carefully at the images and how the author has used metaphors.

In Science, we have investigated how light travels and how it creates shadows. We have also learnt how nocturnal animals have adapted to see in the dark.

We can’t wait to be back at school to see our friends when we are allowed again.