Year 6 (Poplar, Aspen, Oak & Hickory)

In English, we will be using the fiction text ‘Street Child’ as our stimulus for writing. This story is linked to our topic: Revolution. We will write a range of genres, including persuasive writing, diary entries and setting descriptions. As part of Shakespeare Week, we will also be studying ‘Romeo and Juliet’. In reading, we will continue to focus on our ability to retrieve information and our inference and deductions skills, whilst reading a range of fiction and non-fiction text types.

In maths, we will be looking at geometry, measures and statistics. We will be applying our skills to reasoning and problem-solving, as well as continuing to practice our arithmetic skills every day. The children will continue to work through SATs style questions in the build up to their tests.

In science, the children will be learning all about light. They will identify sources of light and revise facts such as that light travels in straight lines and opaque objects form shadows. Investigations will be carried out to explore light reflection and refraction and children will research the speed of light. They will also learn the role of light in how we see things.

Our learning in RE will focus on Easter and the different symbols that are associated with this celebration and what they mean.

Revolution is our topic. Queen Victoria will be the centre of the children’s investigations, as they learn all about her early life and important events that happened during her reign.   Children will also find out about crime and punishment in Victorian England. They will discover what types of crimes were most common and which were considered the most serious, and investigate why Sir Robert Peel and Lord John Russell are significant names in relation to the topic of crime and punishment. Computing will involve using the internet effectively to research.

Parents can help by listening to their children read every night and ensuring that they regularly complete their homework.   You could also find out about the Victorian times by researching facts using the internet or by visiting the library.

Don’t forget that Ayresome Primary School itself is a Victorian building. You may be able to share some interesting tales about the past with your child.

Useful websites to help prepare for our end of KS2 tests (SATs) are www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2<http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2> and

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision