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LONGFORD Park
Primary School

 

 

Welcome to our class page for Year 6!

         Here, you will be able to find out all about what Year 6 are currently learning.

Our topic for this half term is 'Revolution'

This topic is based on the Victorians and the legacy they left in our country following the industrial revolution. Pupils will explore what life was like for children compared to now in terms of education, work and living conditions. We will study what Queen Victoria was really like as a monarch and how she influenced the lives of her people. Inventions, crime and punishment and comparisons between rich and poor will also be explored.

 

Other aspects of children's learning will include:

  • reading a novel based on the origins of Dr Barndardo- 'Street Child'
  • writing a story, recount, newspaper article and a persuasive leaflet
  • a visit to The Black Country Living Museum
  • a study of Victorian artist 'William Morris'

 

Science

This half term in Science, we will be studying the topic 'Blood Heart'. Our learning will cover: the heart, blood, circulatory system, the digestive system and how we keep ourselves healthy.

There will be lots of opportunities to partake in practical investigations and we will be looking at how to dissect a heart as part of our curriculum.

Homework

A piece of topic homework should be completed each week. There is a list of activities to choose from on the 'Revolution' homework menu.

Spellings are given out on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday. Children will either have a list of Years 5/6 common exception words or Years 3/4 common exception words depending on our assessments.

Maths and Grammar homework will also be given out on a Friday. Homework needs to be completed and handed in each Wednesday. Sheets will focus on rehearsing skills taught in the lessons that week.

Link to Year 6 Homework Booklet

In addtion to written homework, children need to be reading each night to someone at home and having thier diary signed. Prizes will be given to children who are doing this daily and bringing thier book and reading record to school to have it checked.

PE

This half term, we will have PE on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure children have a full PE kit in school including pumps and trainers as we be outdoors depending on the weather.

PE is a statutory curriculum subject, therefore children are expected to take part in all lessons unless there is a medical reason for them not to- in which case, a note needs to be sent from home to confirm this.

Important Dates

Foxford Science lab visit - Tuesday 25th April PM (More information to follow)

Black Country Living Museum Trip- Wednesday 26th April

KS2 SATs - 8th - 11th May

 

Newsletter

Please click here for our February Newsletter

 

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Farrelly