Year 6

At Foxfield Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for all in a cross-curricular way. This ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through the high expectations of everyone at Foxfield we aspire to achieve the highest quality outcomes.

During this term, as part of our global curriculum, we will be focusing on power and governance and the power of influence and learning how everyone has the power to create positive change.

In Geography, the children will study the biomes of the world and which of those can be located in Africa and how this relates to their prior learning of The Caribbean. We will learn that Africa was colonised to gain more access to its resources, to gain more political power and world domination.   

In English, we are excited to begin our new core text, “The Other Side of Truth” by Beverley Naidoo. The book is based on a brother and sister and their journey from Nigeria to England. We will be using the text as an inspiration for writing a formal persuasive letter. We will be exploring how to recognise formal and informal structures, generate persuasive sentence openers and how to use repetition for effect.

In Maths this half term, Year 6 will be focusing properties of shape. They will be learning how to effectively use a protractor to identify and measure different sized angles from acute to reflex, to look at congruent angles as well as solving maths problems involving angles. They will be applying their knowledge of coordinates from previous years to work on translation, the movement of a shape from one part of a grid to another. Lastly, the children will be beginning to look at algebra and how to recognise and form expressions and equations.

In Science, year 6 will be learning about light through analysing how it travels in straight lines as well as creating and recording an experiment to show how shadows behave, how light is reflected from various surfaces and how objects are seen from different light sources.

Our Art learning will be the works of Jean Michel Basquiat, his style, colours and how he created texture in his pieces. The children will be recreating in the style of Basquiat focusing on silhouettes, lines and mixing acrylic to create vivid colours.

In RE, the children will be using a programme from digital platform, LYFTA to learn about how life is a journey and understand how different religions and cultures experience and celebrate loss and bereavement. We will look into detail how families in the LYFTA programme experience and accept grief as well as how they work together as they move on from the loss of someone.

In PE, the children will be developing their flexibility, strength, technique and control in gymnastics. They will then create their own sequences by combining all the techniques they would have learnt and critically analyse each other’s performances.

Please remember that reading every day is essential. Please support your child at home and take the time to read a range of different texts which include newspapers, comics, fiction texts, blogs, information books. Children are encouraged to change their book every week and record their comments in their reading journal. We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.