Lion – Year 6 Miss Wheeldon, Miss Chapman & Mrs Marriott
Welcome to Lion Class 2023-24!
We are a year 6 class full of fabulous learners who try our best every day. Our class teacher is Miss Wheeldon, who is supported by Miss Chapman as teaching assistant.
In maths, we follow the White Rose scheme and have a mixture of practical, active and written lessons. At Brockley Primary School we know that the basic skills of mathematics are vital for the life opportunities of our children. In year 6 we encourage our children to think mathematically, enabling them to reason, solve problems and to confidentially use mathematical language. We want our children to be able to recognise the importance of maths in everyday life, in science and technology, financial literacy and employment and to use their mathematical skills in a range of everyday contexts. We use a range of resources to aid our learning.
In English we build on the Talk for Writing skills that children have learned in previous years and follow the National Literacy Trust scheme of IPEELL – Introduction, Point, Elaboration, Ending, Language, Links. We use inspirational books and films from Literacy Shed Plus to support our learning. Currently, we are reading the book Everest where children are learning about the fascinating story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
We love reading in Lion class! Our class novel at the moment is Kensuke's Kingdom.
In Science we are learning about Living Things and Their Habitats this Autumn term. Children have already begun learning about different ways we can identify and classify animals and plants.
Our Geography topic this term is What is Life Like in the Alps? Children will learn about the physical and human features of the Alps and compare them to our local area.
Our value in PSHE is Drug Education. Children will discuss, listen and share their thoughts with the class around this valuable topics.
In R.E children will explore the question why do some people believe God exists?
In P.E, we follow the Real PE scheme, putting children at the heart of the learning. Real PE is a unique, child centred approach that includes, challenges and support EVERY child. This term, children will focus on ball skills for coordination and reaction/response for agility.
Children are learning body parts in French and in music, children are exploring what stories music tells us about the past. Children will be learning about computer systems and networks in computing.
There is a lot of exciting learning coming up in Lion class and I will update as we go.