Baines Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 1TE

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The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School

Together we achieve

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

The staff in Year 6 are Miss McKay, Mrs Andrew, Mrs Taylor and Miss Wright.

Miss McKay teaches in class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Mrs Andrew teaches in class on a Thursday and Friday. 

 

This term, our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday.

Please ensure that your child comes to school in their school uniform on these days and has their P.E. kit in school. 

For this term, we will be swimming on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child brings appropriate swimming attire, a swim hat and a towel with them to school.

 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday. It will comprise of a piece of SPaG, a maths task and a creative job. 

 

Please can we ask that children are reading daily and completing their reading record. We cannot stress how important reading is and how essential it is for their future successes.

 

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitant to speak to us before or after school. You can also contact us at year6@charles-baines.lincs.sch.uk

 

English

Our Autumn Term focusses in English will be:

Newspaper Reports

Persuasive Letters

 

Character and setting descriptions 

 

Maths

Our Autumn Term focusses will be:

Place Value

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Measurement

 

History

Our Autumn Term theme is Maafa. 

This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

Please find below a copy of our knowledge organiser for you to have a look at.

Geography

Our Autumn Term Geography theme is Our Changing World. 

This essential skills and knowledge project revises the features of Earth, time zones and lines of latitude and longitude to pinpoint places on a map. Children find out more about map scales, grid references, contour lines and map symbols. They learn about climate change and the importance of global trade. Children analyse data and carry out fieldwork to find out about local road safety. They study patterns of human settlements and carry out an enquiry to describe local settlement patterns.

Please find below a copy of our knowledge organiser for you to have a look at.

Science

Our Autumn Term Science theme is the Circulatory System.

This project teaches children about the transport role of the human circulatory system, its main parts and primary functions. They learn about healthy lifestyle choices and the effects of harmful substances on the body.

Please find below a copy of our knowledge organiser for you to have a look at.

Art & Design

For the Autumn term, we have two Art & Design led themes. Trailblazers, Barrier Breakers is a project that teaches children about significant black artists and their work and provides opportunities to analyse and create artwork inspired by them. Our other theme, Tints, Tones and Shades, is a project that teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and exploring mixing tints, shades and tones. They learn about significant landscape artworks and features of landscapes before using this knowledge to create landscape paintings. 

Please find below a copy of our knowledge organisers for you to have a look at.

Design & Technology

Our Autumn Term Design & Technology theme is Food for Life.

This project teaches children about processed food and healthy food choices. They make bread and pasta sauces and learn about the benefits of whole foods. They plan and make meals as part of a healthy daily menu, and evaluate their completed products.

 

Music

 For our Autumn Term's Music projects, we will be looking at Happy (a song we are all familiar with we're sure!) by Pharrell Williams and we will also be looking at Bacharach Anorak and Meet The Blues in our Classroom Jazz 2 project. We will be singing, playing instruments, clapping and dancing to the pulse and rhythm and improvising and composing instrumental parts of our main songs. We also have a special African drumming treat to look forward to too! Our weekly singing assemblies will be continuing in school with Mrs Toward and we will also enjoy a Christmas carol or two in December we're sure!

 

P.E.

For our Autumn Term's P.E, we are going to be improving our badminton, football and swimming skills.