Year 6 - Puffin Class
Welcome to Puffin Class!
Welcome to Year 6! We have a class of 29 children this year Mr Baker is the class teacher and Mrs Barbour 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 poems, including poetry from 1914-1918. 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.
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 and we hope to re-introduce this again this term. Some of the leadership roles will include play leaders, peer mediators and being responsible for collating the school’s house points.