Year 6 - Puffin Class
Welcome to Puffin Class!
Welcome to Year 6! There are 28 children in the class. Mr Baker is the class teacher and Mrs Barbour, Miss Smith and Mrs Weddepohl will be supporting us in the delivery of the curriculum.
You will find everything you need to know about life in Year 6 in the documents below which will help you support your child and understand what we are learning in class:
This term our overarching theme is ‘Conflict’. We will be studying the Great War in History and English.
Our focus in English will initially be on newspaper reports followed by looking at balanced arguments. Later in the term we will look at various different types of poem, including poetry from 1914-1918 and we will also be studying Shakespeare.
In Maths we will be learning about place value before looking at number and the formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Towards the end of the term the focus will be on word problems and fractions before we take on algebra.
In Year 6 the children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to challenge themselves in lessons, usually through differentiated work and outcomes. There is a demanding workload in Year 6 and expectations are high. Children are encouraged to take full responsibility for their own behaviour, work, homework, equipment and timekeeping in order to develop their independence and organisational skills in preparation for secondary school. Where possible, I aim to involve the whole class in decision making and problem solving opportunities, both in our classroom and when taking the lead across the school. Usually members of Year 6 have extra-curricular responsibilities in the school but the current situation has limited the opportunities. However the students will still have some roles to play including compiling the weekly ‘House Points’ for assembly and helping to lead the School Council’s regular meetings with members of staff.