WELCOME TO Carroll CLASS
At Lyminster Primary School we believe that Year 6 should be a year in which the children grow in confidence as young people both academically and personally. We aim to prepare them for the next stage of their learning to ensure a smooth transition to secondary school. We continue to help them develop as independent learners who can thrive and progress through the experiences of a wide and broad-based curriculum. Alongside the exciting curriculum we do make sure all children are ready for the SATs exams in May by ensuring they have plenty of opportunities to learn and deepen their knowledge and understanding in maths, reading and SPaG in addition to developing their writing. Our aim is that every child fulfils their potential within a supportive and caring environment.
Our main topic this term is JAPAN, which is our class country. This is part of our whole school Spring 1 topic where every class studies their class country. This topic is first and foremost a Geography based topic, but we also use this theme to explore an area of Design Technology. English is linked through the study of literature from the class country. There may also be links made with history and other subjects such as Music, Art and Maths.
In year 6, we will be learning and developing our textile based D.T skills to create a final whole class piece linked to Japan. We will learn about the geography of Japan, including how and why earthquakes are common. This will feed into the writing where the children will create their own non-fiction page on Japan. We will also be listening to and reading Japanese folktales, then having a go at writing our own!
In Science, we will be studying ‘Electricity’. We will be creating and exploring circuits- this will be very practical work of course, and reinforcing work done in Year4.
In the event that your child is isolating, there will be a weekly email sent home. This will include details for home learning and what your child can do to try to ensure they do not lose learning time in while they are in year 6.
You may also use the following:
Maths - the MyMaths website - using your child's login and password. They will still be set their weekly homework.
- TTRS website - your child has their access password.
- White Rose Maths Home Learning. Video lessons with work to do that aligns with our in school maths.
English - see the English page on the website where you will find spelling lists, GPS activities. Encourage your child to write: a diary, a story, a fact file on a subject of interest, poetry.
French - https://www.french-games.net/
Music - your child will have their login for the Charanga website so they can access the music curriculum.
BBC Bitesize have excellent resources, games, quizzes and videos for all areas