Welcome to Year 6

year 6Here are our curriculum maps for 2016/7:

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.

Spring term

This term year 6 have followed the journey of Ernest Shackleton and his crew in their attempt to cross the Antarctic. They have written diary entries in role as crew members and newspaper reports informing an audience about their miraculous rescue and survival.

The children have explored lines of longitude and latitude, climates of the world and how these are affected.

In science the children have explored light and shadow and more recently, evolution and inheritance: the nature of how genes are passed from generations.

Autumn 2

More… The world of work

What a delight it was today to welcome more guests in to see our year 6 group to talk about their jobs. A HUGE thank you to Mr Williams, Mr Wiggington, Mrs Threader, Mr Pimm and Mrs Beesley. The children loved hearing about your jobs. THANK YOU.

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The world of work

Yesterday year 6 met with Mr Carter-Murphy and Mr Douglas. They came in to speak to us about their jobs. Mr Douglas even brought his police van. We asked questions about personal qualities they needed to be able to do their jobs successfully as well as trying out some of the uniform.

A big thank you to both Mr Carter-Murphy and Mr Douglas for their time and expertise.

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Autumn 1

This term the children learnt about The Vikings. They learnt how these invaders from the north came in their longships and how they influenced life in Britain today. During our art sessions, the children printed using ancient runes to create patterns.

The children read How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell, writing a newspaper report and descriptions of their own dragon.

The young Shakespeare Company came to perform their version of Twelfth Night which the children took some minor roles in the play. From this performance, the children retold part of the story in English lessons while we looked at speech punctuation in narratives.

During science sessions, the children learnt about Carl Linnaeus and how he created the modern method of classification of all living things. The children researched and created an information leaflet about him as well as looking at classification systems and following these processes themselves to classify.

Well done year 6 – a superb start to the year ahead. (And for surviving Fairthorne!)

Mr Wakeford

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Mr Wakeford — Seaview

Miss  Piper —- Priory

Miss Blundell —- Beach

We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing!PE

Our PE days are-

Seaview: Wednesday and Friday

Priory: Wednesday and Friday

Beach: Monday and Friday

Homework is always given out on a Thursday and hand-in day is Tuesday.

All children will receive spellings, English 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.