Welcome to Beech Class

Mr Shiles

Homework

Year 6 Homework Notice:
Instead of following the termly homework mat, year 6 will be receiving weekly Maths and English homework.
Homework will mostly be based on the week’s learning and provide an opportunity to consolidate their understanding.
Homework will be handed out every Thursday and must be returned to school by the following Tuesday.

ENGLISH

English
Over the next two terms, we will be looking a variety of different genres; how the themes of war are presented in a diverse range of media and how authors can transport readers into different periods and locations, through their use of language.

In term two, we will to looking at the classic WWII story “Goodnight Mister Tom”.

How do different authors treat the theme of war?

MATHS

Maths
Our learning will cover the following:

Term 1
Place Value, Roman Numerals and The Four Operations.

Term 2
The Four Operations, Fractions and Decimals

Can you use methods of + - x and ÷ to make quick mental calculations?
How do you apply fractions to the four main operations?

SCIENCE AND COMPUTING

Science
We will be learning about Forces and Mechanisms in Terms 1 & 2.

Why was Isaac Newton important?
How do magnets attract and repel?
How can a mechanism allow a small force to have a greater effect?

ICT
What does e-safety mean? Do you know how to keep yourself safe online?
Can you prepare a multi-media presentation?

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

Art
Can you use different mediums to create a London Blitz picture?

Design Technology
Make Do and Mend! Can you apply your sewing skills and make an old sock into a sock puppet? Can you make the most of your rations and be a wartime cook?

Music
Can you perform some wartime songs and compose some simple ones of your own?

PE & PSEE

PE
In Terms 1 & 2 we will be doing the following sports:
Year 5: Netball, football
Year 6: Football, hockey

We will also be doing gymnastics and dance. How could you improve your skills for each sport?

PSHE
This term we will be looking at ‘New Beginnings’ and ‘Getting on and Falling Out’.
How can you work with others to meet new challenges and overcome problems?

HUMANITIES

History
Why did World Wars I and II start? Who were the major players? What was it like to be a soldier? How did the life in Britain change during the wars? How did the technology of warfare change?

Geography
Which countries were involved in WWI and II? Where were the major fighting fronts? How did the war affect British cities?

RE
What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
What is the Holy Trinity?

Class Timetable (subject to change)

TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
School Begins
Session 1 English English English English English
Break
Session 2 Maths Maths Maths Maths Maths
Session 3 French/Topic Science RE Art/PE PE
Lunch
Session 4 PE/Topic/Art ICT/Citizenship Music/Topic/DT Art/French PE
Break (KS1 Only)
School Ends