Welcome everyone to 2022 - what an exciting year this is going to be! We all make January a time to reflect on the previous year and then make plans and decisions about the year ahead. We hope that 2022 is going to be a special one for you, a time to enjoy being with family and friends, making the most of your last few months at Bridgetown and then the excitement that starting a new secondary school will bring in September.
We have a busy term ahead planned with our topic 'Our Planet Our Future' and our 5 day residential visit to Arete Outdoor Centre, a residential activity centre in Llanrug, North Wales. Our Planet Our Future is mainly a science-based topic where you will learn about the evolution, classification and adaptation of living things, how livings things inherit different characteristics but also how we have a responsibility to look after our planet now and in the future, looking at renewable energy and the impact of using plastics.
Outline timetable for Spring 1
|Week||Maths||English||Science and Topic|
Geometry and position
Plotting coordinates in 4 quadrants
Plotting translations and reflections
Multiplying and dividing fractions
Multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10, 100 and 1000
Decimals as fractions
Fractions as decimals
Multiplying and dividing decimals
Percentage of amounts
Converting fractions to percentages
Equivalent decimals, fractions and percentages
NSPCC Maths Day
Equivalent decimals, fractions and percentages and problem solving
Finding and using a rule
Welcome back after half term. It was a great week to rest and recharge the batteries before another busy half term in Year 6. Our topic this half term focuses on World War 1 using the well-known modern classic, 'War Horse' written by Michael Morpurgo as a stimulus for our activities and learning. All of our English and topic work is related to this including some art and DT work too, this will also a day in the Forest School trenches where we will be building dugouts and shelters and writing our diaries as a soldier on the Front Line. In addition to this topic we will also be investigating and developing our understanding of Electricity in Science as well as exploring the question: What matters most to Christians and to Humanists? in RE. Plus of course there will be preparations for Christmas in school - very busy half term.
Bell boating and water day - September
It seems a while since we had a wonderful sunny day down by the river. We enjoyed a fantastic day of understanding the importance of water and protecting the water form pollution as well as a new skill - bell-boating. It was so lovely to be just out on a trip and something we hadn't done for a while!
The Year 6 team - Mrs Swanwick, Mrs Milward, Mrs Cockburn and Mrs Langford have enjoyed a great start to this new academic year with your children.
We are sure that you can hardly believe that Year 6 has arrived and that it i the final year at Bridgetown for your child. It will be a busy year: lots of learning, new topics, some assessment preparation, transition preparation for secondary school and a Year 6 residential! So much to condense into 3 terms. Our Year 6s have started so well and we really feel that they are ready for the year ahead. We will be putting weekly updates onto our webpage; sharing with you activities, work, thoughts from our pupils and photographs of what they have been doing. We are already looking forward to our Water Day with bell-boating next Wednesday so look out for the photographs next week.
The full plan of learning for Autumn 1 is coming soon but in preparation for the detail of this please see below our Knowledge Organisers. The idea behind these is that some key facts, concepts, definitions, events and people related to these topics can be shared and discussed at home and support your child in talking about their learning at home.