Class Teacher: Mr Lewis
Teaching Partner: Mrs Young
Nelson Class Timetable
|9:00-9:30||Early Morning Work||Early Morning Work||Early Morning Work||Early Morning Work||Weekly Spellings and Arithmetic Skills|
|1:15-2:25||Science||Computing||Music: Ukuleles||PE: Athletics||PSHE|
|2:30-2.50||Singing Worship||Whole School Worship||Whole School Worship||Whole School Worship||2.15 Celebration Assembly|
Early Morning Work
For the first half-an-hour of the day, Year Six focus on developing key skills in English and mathematics. The children work through a daily maths task to improve their mental calculations and fluency of key mathematical skills. They will also have a handwriting task, which has a spelling, grammar or punctuation focus. This is also a when children are heard read, individually or within a group. Each child will be heard read once every-other week and this will be recorded in their Link Book. On Friday mornings, weekly spellings will be tested and the children will practise their arithmetic skills in maths.
English is taught daily from Monday to Thursday and develops reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. During Term Six, Nelson Class will learn about discussion writing and further develop their story writing techniques. They will also select pieces of work that they wish to include in their Year Book and complete transition work for secondary schools. This term the children will cover:
- Narrative Techniques
- Discussion Writing (Two Week Unit)
- Transition Work for Secondary School
Maths is taught daily from Monday to Wednesday in Term Six. Nelson Class will develop their mathematical reasoning skills by applying their mathematical knowledge and understanding to a range of different topics and areas of maths. They will also enhance their knowledge of different mathematical formulae, in preparation for secondary school. Year Six will cover the following in Term Six:
- Mathematical Formulae (Two Week Unit)
- Mathematical Reasoning (Two Week Unit)
- Transition Work for Secondary School
Our science topic this term is Animals and Humans and focuses on the biology of the human body. This term the children will develop their scientific knowledge and understanding by:
- Learning about the circulatory system
- Understanding how the heart works
- Learning about how ours bodies change as we grow
- Understanding how diet, exercise and lifestyle choices impact on our lives.
This term Nelson Class will learn about expressionism art. They will learn about the origins of this style of art and some of famous expressionist artists. In particular, they will explore the work of Edvard Munch, a Norwegian born artist. They will use his work as inspiration for creating their own pieces of art.
This term Nelson Class will be developing their physical skills in swimming and athletics. On Monday mornings, they will be travelling to Warminster Sports Centre and will be taught by qualified swimming coaches. The children will develop their technique and complete a water safety award. The class will also develop their running, throwing and jumping techniques during our athletics sessions.
This term computing lessons will focus on programming. The children will use a range of different software to develop their coding and programming skills. They will also develop their problem solving skills by debugging and refining the programmes they write.
For our PSHE topic the children will be planning and fundraising for their Year Six legacy. The children will also learn about the emotions we experience when things change in our lives. They will also explore the positive outcomes of change and how to manage their feelings and emotions during these times.
Nelson class will take part in voice tuition this term. Our voice coach, Caroline Radcliff, will teach the children a wide variety of songs. They will learn how to control their voice, how to pitch their voice appropriately and to sing as part of a group, including singing in different parts.
Enrichment Afternoon: Ukuleles
On Wednesday afternoons, Nelson Class will be taught by Mrs Dale. They will learn how to play the Ukulele. This involves learning how to play the different chords and being able to play alongside a musical accompaniments.
Nelson Class will be developing their skills in food technology this term. They will learn how to make pastry from scratch to produce their own pasties.
Useful websites for year 6 subject knowledge:
Covers Maths, English and Science. It provides subject knowledge, interactive tasks and questions.
Covers key skills in Maths and English, although it is more challenging than BBC Bitesize.