This week’s Learning at a glance

This week’s Learning in Year 6 at a glance !

Year 6

Learning Link: Great Expectations

We have great expectations of the children this term; they will have many opportunities to be excellent role models in school beginning with applying for roles on the School Council. This term our learning centres around The Victorians with a particular focus on crime and punishment in the era. Using the book ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty, we will investigate Victorian life for the poor and delve into the depths of Victorian London before investigating a Victorian Christmas. Artwork inspired by William Morris will fill our walls and there will be an extra special Christmas decoration lighting up your home this year.

Mrs Grove – mrsgrove@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk 

Miss Davies – missdavies@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Mrs Hull – mrshull@st-thomas.surrey.sch.uk

Latest Curriculum Information Booklet: Autumn

Year Group reminders

Our Prayer Service is on Thursday Morning. Unfortunately we will not be able to invite you join us after all, but we will be filming the service and sending it to you!

Please ensure your child has a glue stick in their pencil case.

RE

Loving:

To learn from passages of the Bible about how God’s love has an impact on us all.

English

Street Child:

Beginning to read our new class text ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty and discussing how language is used to develop characters.

To make inferences about the characters’ feelings and intent using evidence from the text.

To identify how vocabulary enhances the text.

SPAG

Thinking about new vocabulary in our class text and using different reading strategies to decode the meaning, such as reading the word in the whole sentence to work out its meaning.

Maths

Four Operations:

To add integers.

To solve problems involving the addition of integers.

To subtract integers.

To solve problems involving the subtraction of integers.

To apply our knowledge of addition and subtraction to solve problems. 

Science

Electricity:

To test circuits and recognise the components needed to make them work

Art and DT

Victorian Art

Computing

To write a code including sequence, selection and repetition.

French

Talking and writing about what we have in our pencil cases

Geography or History

To compare and contrast a map of Guildford from the Victorian Era and today.

Music

Walking to the beat, playing the name game, experimenting with volume using our thinking voice. Body percussion – feeling the heartbeat, composing our own body percussion patterns.

PE

To be able to intercept and use deception when passing and receiving

PSHE

To learn about ourselves.

Homework

To learn words for the Prayer Service and practice the Signing for the Hail Mary. The video tutorial for this can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZQjVI-P55w