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Flying Bull

Year 6

Summer 2022

We will be starting this term by focusing on our SAT tests which will take place during week 3. We will be working on our test technique, knowledge and skills as well as revising using physical activities to build that long-term memory. At the end of test week, we will have a number of treats to celebrate the end of the week. 

Once our tests are over, we will continue to develop our key skills in all subjects to ensure we are ready for secondary school. 

In reading, we will continue to develop our love of reading and investigate new genres for the children to take with them into the next chapter. 

In writing, we will be building our author portfolios with some narrative writing, persuasive writing, informative writing before beginning our application unit on Thornhill. 

In maths, we will continue to cover areas in greater depth to ensure that secure understanding of how maths links together as well as looking at big projects incorporating a range of skills in our Theme Park unit. 

In Art, we will be building up our conflict art as a final piece of work as well as working with Portsmouth Grammar School on a city-wide project. 

In PE, we will be working on athletics in preparation for Sports Day as well as taking part in a unique sport before the end of term.

In LIFE, we will be complete our statutory requirement for Health and Relationships. More information will come about this nearer the time.  

As the year draws to a close, we will be supporting the children with their preparations for secondary school and supporting them as they go off for their visit days to their new schools. In addition, we will work on celebrating their time at Flying Bull, through their 6+ experiences and creating their Leavers Assembly. 

 

Spring 2022

Welcome back to Spring term.

This term we will be focusing on being historians and learning about World War One. We will be investigating primary and secondary sources, which will help us understand the different viewpoints and how propaganda and censorship took place. Through our history we will be using our knowledge to write diaries from the trenches, letters recounting the Christmas Truce, interviews based on 9/11 and journalist recounts of a news story.

In Maths, we will be focusing on Fractions: equivalent, simplifying, proper and improper, addition and subtraction, multiplying and dividing as well as finding a fraction of amount. In addition to this, we will be focusing on position and direction alongside understanding triangles and angles.

Through our geography we will be developing our knowledge of continents moving from our learning on North America to looking at a new continent of South America. We will be learning about the different countries which make up the continent as well as key physical features (such as rivers, mountains and biomes) and human features (including population).

In computing, we will be developing our own stop animation linking to our previous science learning on Space.

In Science, we will be learning about evolution (which we will be pre-learning about in reading) as well as adaption.

Finally, through LIFE we will be learning about finance through our visitors MyBnk and in ROB we will be learning about communication and how different religions communicate with their higher power.


Autumn 2021


It has been great to welcome all the children to Phase 4 this term, and they have settled in brilliantly, really focusing on their learning and getting back into their routines.This term we will be focusing on catching up on any areas of the curriculum needed with additional support from Mrs. Stapenhill and Miss Brain to help the children make progress.


In English, we will be focusing on the different uses for sentences and how they can be used to build up a piece of writing, particularly in fiction and non-fiction writing.


In mathematics, we will recap our understanding of place value before developing our knowledge of the four calculations. The children’s ability to retrieve information on number bonds to 20 and their timetables is crucial, so please support them in this area.


In science, we will be learning about electricity before applying this understanding to our design and technology curriculum where we will be making moving vehicles.


In art, we will be looking at how to draw the human figure with wireframes as our structure to build up our anatomical bodies.


In PE, we will be working on our fitness levels as well as our understanding of invasion games and the skills needed to be a successful team.


Within ROB (respecting others beliefs), we will be looking at a range of religions and their understanding of devotion and prophecy, so we can show respect to different cultures and their viewpoints.


In LIFE (living in the wider world, interpersonal relationships, fitness and health, economics) we will be building up an understanding of democracy and how laws are made as well as the rights we have as children. Through this, we will look at the responsibilities the children have to develop themselves through these rights.


We are looking forward to a great term and seeing the children grow and learn. You can contact the team on year6@fbacademy.co.uk 


The Year 6 Team