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Year 6: Crimson and Magenta

Year 6


Welcome back to another exciting and fun-packed term! As you are aware, currently school is operating under government guidance and as a result, much of our learning is now delivered via the online platform, J2e. However, Year 6 will continue to offer a wonderful curriculum which will provide our pupils with some fascinating, engaging and exciting learning experiences this half term that pupils just can’t wait to dive into! This will include a broad and balanced curriculum across both the core and foundation subjects.


All learning resources are accessible on J2e, including a timetable outline for pupils to follow whilst learning from home, which provides guidance on how long pupils should spend completing the work set each day, and when each subject should be completed. This Spring Term, pupils will spend time as a class reading our ‘Power of Reading’ novel, “Pig Heart Boy,” to explore and examine the concept of transplantation and the issues of conflict and resolution involved. Pupils will use this text for inspiration to write their own version of contemporary fiction and persuasive writing around the key moral issues. For the first half of the term, pupils will look at securing their knowledge of how ellipsis can be used within writing. Pupils will then study how formal and informal speech can be used within writing.


Pupils will further deepen their understanding of health through Science where they will study the human body with specific focus on the circulatory and respiratory systems. Pupils will develop their understanding of how health effects the human body and how we can care for ourselves.


 Within Maths, Year 6 will also develop their understanding of algebra. Alongside this, pupils will learn how to solve problems involving the relative size of two quantities where missing values can be found by using multiplication and division. Pupils will also learn how to convert units of measure and solve problems using this skill.


Pupils will explore Christianity and Islam this half term and look at how people express their faith in RE. All Art, Design and Technology, will focus on Leonardo Da Vinci, through which pupils will develop their sketching and drawing skills. Music will centre around the themes of growth and will allow pupils to develop an understanding of musical composition and manipulating musical structures. All of the resources and activities will be on J2E for the pupils to access to support their learning.


We strongly encourage the pupils to follow the timetable outlined to enable them to maintain their progress while working from home. This timetable is designed to mirror the timetable used within school. Pupils who attend school will complete the same work set online as both follow the long-term plan, which can be found on the curriculum page.


Whether pupils are in school or learning from home, work will be reviewed daily with feedback given to aid progression. All pupils will also have the opportunity of winning the Year 6 Star of the Week each week. 


As usual, the school website will continue to provide regular updates, including the wonderful work pupils complete online and in school. As always, if there are any questions or if school can support with home learning on J2e in anyway, please don’t hesitate to contact the school office.


We hope that we can return to school soon and we look forward to seeing everyone again! For now, we look forward to seeing all of the wonderful work pupils complete as we move forward in the Spring term.


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