Welcome to Class 6M

 

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Marray

Hello, my name is Miss Marray and I am the class teacher of 6M. I am also the school’s Maths Leader and it is my favourite subject to teach.

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Smith

Hello,
I’m Mrs Smith, I’ll be looking after your child’s
education for the next
academic year.

Class 6M curriculum

Autumn term

Our topic question this term is

‘Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?’

The children will study the struggle between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons for the
Kingdom of England. Some of the learning challenges we will be looking at are:

Why did the Vikings come to Britain and how did they make the journey?

What did the Brits learn from the Vikings?

What was it like for a 11-year-old (boy/girl) Viking?

How can you create a Viking long boat from a range of materials?

What did the Vikings eat and could you recreate a Viking meal?

RE

  • Reflect on what the Kingdom of God is like.
  • Reflect on the importance of responding to the invitation to the Kingdom.
  • Know that everyone is called to enter the Kingdom.
  • Reflect on words and deeds necessary to show commitment to the Kingdom.
  • Know that Jesus’ miracles reflected the beginning of the Kingdom and show us what God is like.
  • Understand what Justice is and know that we are called to work for it.
  • Know that God calls all of us to speak out about injustice.
  • Know about individuals who have been persecuted for speaking out about injustice.
  • Be aware that Christians across the world speak up for Justice and that Justice starts with each one of us.

english

  • Base a lot of our writing around the book ‘The Arrival’ and the short animation ‘The Piano’.
  • Write a story/ narrative about an emotional journey.
  • Write different types of poems based on journeys / how things survive.
  • Write a newspaper report based on immigration.

PSHE

  • Complete the Spiced Drugs Programme.
  • Understand risks and how to manage them.

History

  • Study the struggle between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.
  • Learn about Viking raids.
  • Find out about Edward the Confessor.
  • Find out who Anglo-Saxons were.
  • Find out who the Vikings were.
  • Learn what it was like for an 11-year old Viking.
  • Discover how the Vikings lived when they came to Britain.

Geography

  • Learn about which region of Britain would have come under the Heptarchy (Seven Kingdoms).
  • Discover why the Vikings came to Britain.
  • Find out how the Vikings made their journey.
  • Discover where the Vikings lived when they came to Britain.

Design and Technology

  • Explore a range of metals.
  • Design a Viking longboat.

mathematics

  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.
  • Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations in problem solving activities.
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons.
  • Compare and order fractions, including fractions >1.
  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including different contexts.
  • Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles.
  • Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cm3 and m3, and extending to other units such as mm3 and km3.
  • Convert between miles & km.
  • Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to three decimal places.

science

  • To understand how living things can be classified into groups scientifically.
  • To know that fungi are one of the five kingdoms of living things.
  • To find out what yeast needs to live.
  • To explore the reasons for a classification system.
  • To recognise the parts of the circulatory system.
  • To understand the function of some of the parts of the circulatory system.
  • To understand the need for a healthy balanced diet.
  • To explain the effect of drugs on the body.

Physical education

  • Build on fitness skills—developing cardiovascular fitness, strength and conditioning.

Computing

  • Become familiar with various programing and software, such as pod casts and animation to highlight the importance of e-safety.

Art

  • Cave paintings
  • Focus on Freud who is an immigrant artist to the U.K.

Global Dimensions

  • Research and investigate the history of immigration on the UK and how it has impacted the economy.

Homework

Homework will continue to be given out each Wednesday and MUST be completed and returned by the following Monday. This gives the children enough time to see their class teacher if they are struggling. The purpose of this work is to consolidate the learning from class and to prepare them for more intensive homework at high school. It is therefore extremely important that this work is completed. Any children who fail to bring / complete their homework on Monday will have to complete it during their playtime.

Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day.  Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home.

Year 6 Assemblies

Our class assembly will take place on Friday, 28th September at 14:30

Our Class Blog

What happens in our class? have a look at all the blog post direct from the classroom. 

The Digestive System

We have been learning about the digestive system. We have leant about how food and water is absorbed into our blood and how the remainder of the food is expelled through our body. Take a look at our tshirt representations.                ...

6M Little Deer Wood

What a fantastic morning we have had at Little Deer wood! After the safety and rules presentation of the woods we got straight into doing some team building activities. This enabled us to work as a group where we listened to each other, shared ideas to solve puzzles...

Science- How does light travel?

  6M created a human model to show how light travels and how it enables us to see.  We used wool as the ray of light. One group member acted as a light source and a chair was used as the object. The other group member showed how the ray of light travelled to the other...

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