Welcome to our class page!

Cricket Class is one of the Year 6 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School.  On this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities.    

The adults who work in our class are:

Miss Crawley                        Mrs Wilshin                          Mrs Collard                                 
Class Teacher                      Learning Support Assistant  Learning Support Assistant

  

P.E. for Autumn Term

We have PE on Thursdays (outdoors) and Fridays (indoors).  Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kits on these days with layers for any unpredictable weather! This half term, the children will be taught tag rugby and badminton.

This half term, we will be learning:

English

This term in English, we will be exploring a warning story based on a famous fairy tale. We will be considering how changing the language and features can make the story more suspenseful and therefore better suited to an older audience. We will be focussing on how to use expanded noun phrases, adverbials and figurative language to create an atmospheric setting. After that, the children will be looking at creating recounts in the form of a news report. We will focus on chronological order, adapting our style to suit the purpose and using reported and direct speech.  Within both topics, the pupils will be using story-mapping, boxing up and innovating the text before producing their own versions.

Maths

We will start the year by revising our understanding of place value and partitioning numbers up to 10,000,000.  We will then move on to refining our use of written calculation methods for the four operations. 

Science

During this unit children will build on their knowledge of the circulatory system from Year 2. They will learn that William Harvey was a doctor who suggested the heart was at the centre of a circulatory system that moved blood around the body. They will learn that, because of his work, scientists and doctors now know that the heart and blood vessels are parts of our circulatory system and that our circulatory and respiratory systems keep us alive. We know that our heart is divided into four chambers and blood enters and exits the heart. As the heart beats, it pumps the blood out to the lungs for a new supply of oxygen. Blood vessels, called arteries, carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart. Blood vessels, called veins, carry blood back to your heart to be pumped to the lungs for more oxygen. Children will learn the importance of each part of the circulatory system including arteries, veins and capillaries

History

This half term we will be studying the Victorian era. The children will be learning about the introduction of the Poor Law and the Education Act as well as events such as the Great Exhibition and the scientific and engineering innovations that took place during this period.

Geography

During this half term, the children will be revisiting and building on their knowledge of spatial sense. They will looking further into map reading and time zones as well as exploring the Arctic and Antarctic circle in more detail.

Physical Education

We will be developing our tag rugby skills and badminton skills during our lessons this half –term.    

Religious Education

Our lessons this half term will explore the Buddhist religion. The children will explore the eight fold path and read some Jakarta tales which demonstrate the qualities Buddha lived his own life by. They will also be looking at a Buddhist temple. 

Music

We will be exploring rhythmic patterns in order to build a sense of pulse and will then be using this understanding to create a composition. 

Personal, Social and Health Education

This half term we will be learning about ‘rights’ and ‘responsibilities’ and thinking about why these are important.  We will be discussing how they different for children and adults; we will also learn about the role of the Government and how laws are established in the country. 

Art

Our lessons this term will explore prior knowledge of colour, line, texture and shape.  We will recap harmonious and complementary colours and how colour can convey emotion.  We will also look at how artists include implied and actual lines in their work before observing and drawing natural objects.

Computing

This half term we will be learning about why coded messages were used during World War 2 and the role of the codebreakers at Bletchley Park in decoding them.  The children will explore various cipher codes in closer detail and learn about how significant individuals have contributed compute science. 

Spanish

During this half term, the children will revisit some of the core language they learned last year (e.g. asking and answering their name, where they live, greetings and days of the week).  The children will also be introduced to names for rooms in a school and nouns for classroom objects.   

 

Knowledge Organisers

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see the progress they have made.

Science Autumn A - Circulatory System
Computing Autumn A - Bletchley Park
Geography Autumn A - Spatial Sense
History Autumn A - Victorian Era
Art Autumn A - Elements of Art
Music Autumn A - Advanced Rhythms  
RE Autumn A - Buddhism
Spanish Autumn A - Getting to know you

 

Weekly Newsflash w/c 12/09/22

The pupils of year 6 have continued to make a fantastic start to the year. The pupils this week have reflected thoughtfully on the impact of losing our monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. On Monday, they will be at home so that they can honour her in their own special way.

This week, in English, we have continued to learn our model text off-by-heart; the pupils have recalled the internalised text and language with real enthusiasm. We have also explored some of the suspense techniques used and have practised using them. We also looked at the rules for separating independent clauses including using semi-colons. In maths, we have continued to develop our understanding of place value and practiced reading and writing numbers up to 10 million. We have also looked at what happens when we multiply numbers by 10, by 100 and by 1,000.  In science, we examined blood vessels and learned how to distinguish between arteries, veins and capillaries. In geography, we took a journey to the Arctic Circle. We used atlases to identify countries that have land in the Arctic Circle and worked hard to understand how locations within the Arctic Circle experience days where the sun doesn’t set.

 

Weekly Newsflash w/c 05/09/22

The first week back in Year 6 has been fantastic; we've all been incredibly impressed with how well the children have settled back into routine and how well they have engaged in lessons.  In English, we have begun exploring the familiar fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood which the children will be using as a basis for their own versions written for an older audience in future lessons.  In maths, we have been revising our understanding of place value and arithmetic using practical resources and written methods.  During history, we started learning about the role Queen Victoria played in the history of our country whilst in R.E. we learnt about the significance of the Buddha and how he reached enlightenment.  In music, we learnt about the Kodály method and how it is used to help us learn and perform different rhythmic patterns.  We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing the children back on Monday.

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