Welcome to Year 6
(Teacher in 6TM)
(Teacher in 6OH)
(Teaching assistant & KS2 ELSA lead)
(Teaching assistant & Forest School Leader)
Autumn Term in Year 6
Our Autumn term topic is Cannock Chase. We will be investigating different maps, and completing orienteering activities in the school grounds.
We welcome any extra learning that takes place at home including projects around our topic. You may want to do some research into Cannock Chase and what it is used for. We would highly recommend taking your family to Cannock Chase so your child can experience this for themselves.
Science: We will be looking at Classification, and how animals and plants are grouped into different categories. Scientist focus: Carl Linnaeus – the first person whose idea it was to classify animals and plants.
R.E.: Christianity with a focus on kindness.
Art: We will be exploring David Hockney’s work, in particular his work on landscapes.
ICT: e-safety with a focus on online relationships.
DT: we will be looking at using cams to make a moving toy.
PSHE: Relationships, attraction to others, civil partnerships and marriage.
P.E.: Swimming on a Wednesday
Football on a Monday
Please make sure that your child is reading daily out loud as well as to themselves. It would be really helpful is you could support your child with their fluency but also asking questions about what they are reading to ensure that the children are understanding what they read. Please record this in your child’s reading diary so that they receive the relevant rewards.
Your child will also be using TimesTable Rock Star. this is to support their timetable knowledge.
Please ensure that your child wears their P.E. kit (plain white top, black bottoms) to school on these days, including appropriate footwear. Please ensure earrings are removed for safety reasons.
Spellings: Our spellings will be posted on Class Dojo, can you please ensure you are looking at these with your child.
Please ensure your child is in the correct school uniform, this helps promote the Moorhill way and helps prepare for high school....
Blue jumper or cardigan, white shirt or polo shirt, black or grey trousers, skirt or pinafore dress, black shoes (not trainers)
Ready to Learn
Make sure your child has had a good nights’ sleep, they are ready to learn and have had breakfast.
Supporting Your Child
Please be interested in what your child has been doing at school, encourage them to be inquisitive and follow their ideas through to a natural conclusion.
Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school and it contains only water. To encourage a healthy lifestyle only healthy snacks should be consumed at break time.
Themes & Topics
In the autumn term our Topic is ’Cannock Chase’ We will be learning all about different maps, what tourist opportunities there are in Cannock Chase and who it is used by. We will be exploring 6 figure grid reference when reading maps. This will be put to the test when we go to Standon Bowers, where children will be orienteering. We would welcome any research notes, posters or pictures that your child has worked on with you!
In the spring term, our topic is ‘World War II’ where we will be learning all about the war, how it started and different key moments in history, i.e. the Battle of Britain. We will develop our historian skills, using different methods of research.
In the summer term, we start the first half term with our topic 'Evolution’. We will be investigating how the world and animals and humans have evolved over time: looking closely at the work of Charles Darwin.
Our second half term topic will see us exploring Mountains and Volcanoes. Using geographical skills to learn about how they are formed and what impact they have on the environment.
If you have any questions, concerns or worries please speak to us through the contact form on this website or through Class Dojo, where we will be happy to help.