6W 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 6 and your child’s final year at Etchells!
Hello and welcome to 6W’s class page.
Our Year 6 team includes:
Miss Wilson and Mr Crompton (Class teachers)
Mrs Pollit (Teaching Assistants)
Miss Johnson, Mrs Keeling and Mrs Johnson (Learning Support)
This term we will begin our enquiry based topic- ‘Survival of The Fittest’ - a unique, child-led investigation combining science, geography and PSHE. The children will be exploring adaptation, inheritance and evolution, as well as researching a range of inspirational explorers– such as Darwin and Attenborough. The children will also be gaining an insight into the effects of climate change, deforestation and plastic pollution-where they will deepen their understanding of their own social responsibilities and citizenship.
To fuel our children’s imagination and creative writing, we will be studying texts in a range of genres and by a variety of significant authors. The children will explore real examples of effective narrative techniques and rich vocabulary, whilst being given the opportunity to write for a particular purpose. They will also be immersed into fictional worlds through drama - igniting curiosity, provoking enquiry and demanding critical thinking. Our first text is Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman.
In Maths, we will be continuing to ready ourselves for the SATs, however this half term there will be more of a focus on the reasoning papers. We will be looking at how to tackle longer questions and we will share our methods on class dojo.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me on Class Dojo or please use the firstname.lastname@example.org email address and I will get back to you.