As Autumn term begins, I am happy to be welcoming our wonderful children back to school for their final year at St Mary’s.
Myself and Ms Anderton will ensure that we create a calm and welcoming environment for all of the children in our class. The curriculum in year 6 is broad and balanced, it is designed to challenge and support pupils to achieve and grow to the best of their ability.
This term, in English, our writing will be based upon Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. We will cover a range of text types and focus on the development of our grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. We will also link Oliver Twist to our history topic on the Victorians and also our Art/DT topic of William Morris textiles.
In Maths, children will progress to cover the full year 6 curriculum. We will begin with Place Value, Four Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), Fractions and Position/Direction.
In PSHE we will look at health and wellbeing. Our focus will be on looking after our ourselves, growing up, becoming independent and taking responsibility. Our Catholic Religious Education programme will focus on Loving, Vocation and Commitment in our first half term.
For our first Science topic, we will cover living things and their habitats including classification. In Music we will have Lancashire Music Service providing guitar lessons. We will then look at Music through the years focusing on a range of genres and artists before progressing to Musical Theatre. In PE we will focus on Netball, Fitness, Health and Wellbeing. Our Computing program will begin with Coding and Online Safety. Finally, our French topics will be 'French Speaking World' and 'Meet my French Family'.