Hambleton (Year 6)
Welcome to Hambleton Class
Welcome back to a thoroughly fun packed Autumn Term in Year 6. We have SO many wonderful things planned for the coming months and we cannot wait to get started.
This year, Year 6 or 'Hambleton Heroes' as we would like to be known, are lucky enough to have two teachers. They will be taught at the beginning of the week by Mrs Jesson and then Mrs Thomas will take over and complete the learning for the week. Both teachers get time together on a Wednesday to discuss the children, the learning and other important Hambleton things. We will also have the support of Mrs Fenn throughout the week and Mrs Chapman and Miss Cummings will be covering Music and Art. This term, we're going to take part in a spectacular Music Concert at De Montfort Hall so we will spend time learning all the songs. To help your child practice (as they need to know all songs without word sheets), the tracks are all below).
Our theme for the next two terms will be CRIME and PUNISHMENT. We will be investigating and finding out all about crime and punishment through the ages. We will discover the type of crimes that existed but also how people were punished including all the ‘gory’ bits! In term 2, we will begin to think about crime today and complete some comparisons. We will research British Laws and discover how laws are made and changed. We will find out about prisons today, famous prisons in history and find out what happens during an actual trial. Parents will be invited to attend our mock trial at the end of the term to see if the jury makes the right decision.
As writers, we will become villains and will be re-writing the speeches of known villains before performing the speeches. We will be studying poetry and writing our own versions and we will also be re-writing our own version of a children’s story to present to the younger children throughout school. We will be studying an incredible text which the children will really enjoy and we will be making more time throughout the school day for the children to listen to a story. This will be ‘The Executioner’s Daughter’ which will fit perfectly with our theme.
As mathematicians we will be developing our place value knowledge, revisiting and improving calculation skills using all four operations. We will also tackle fractions. We will be adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using fractions. Reasoning and problem solving skills will continue to be developed during all our learning in Hambleton.
In Science, the children will find out all about the circulatory system in the human body. They will find out the names and functions of the parts of the circulatory system. In the second part of the term, we will be looking at electricity. We will build and test circuits and create diagrams using the correct symbols. The children will have the opportunity to plan a fair test and explore their own investigations.
In RE we will focus on Islam and learn about ‘What it means for a Muslim to follow God?’. The children will have the opportunity to explore some of the ways in which Muslims express their faith, compare different traditions and focus on how beliefs impact on a Muslim’s way of life.
Finally, a quick reminder that PE is on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and that children will be outside, weather permitting. Tracksuits are a good idea as the weather becomes colder and more Autumnal – one minute beautiful blue sunny skies the next freezing wind!
There will be lots of other exciting learning opportunities this term for your children and as always we greatly appreciate your help and support. If you have any special skill you would like to share or would just like to come in and give a helping hand you are always welcome.