to class Y6AC
Meet your teacher
Hi, I’m Miss Cochrane and I’m going to be your teacher next year.
I hope you are ready for the jam-packed year ahead! I can’t wait for all of the amazing memories that we are going to make and all of the new things that we will learn and discover together in our Y6 team. This will be my 8th year at Aston Hall, where I’ve taught in Y4, Y5 and Y6. I’ve got to admit, UKS2 is where I love to be especially the trips, residentials and the KS2production! In school, I am the Maths leader and it’s got to be one of my favourite subjects to teach- I especially love tackling really tricky problems that get your brain thinking. I also love the history topics we learn about in UKS2, especially World War Two, as I always find myself learning new things alongside all of you!
I grew up in a village in the North East called Marske by these, but I’ve now lived in Sheffield for the past 10 years after came here for university and never left! In my spare time, I love going to the Peak District and also regularly visit the Lake District, where I love to take on the challenge of climbing mountains there. I also love going to new places- this summer I’m off to South Korea on my holidays so I’m sure you’ll be hearing all about that in September!
Meet your Teaching Assistants
Areas of Learning
UKS2 have an exciting first term planned with plenty of new learning experiences! In Maths, we will begin the year by focusing on place value, ensuring that children are secure in their knowledge of numbers up to 1,000,000, including negative numbers and rounding skills. Following this, we will be moving on to securing the children’s knowledge of calculation, beginning with methods for the four operations
and the application of these to problem solving contexts.
In our English lessons, we will explore themes such as friendship, loss, kindness and courage through our novel study book, ‘Goodnight Mister Tom’ by Michelle Magorian, where two main characters overcome adversities together during the height of World War II. The book will provide us with the opportunity to have quality discussions and deepen our understanding of the impact of World War II on our country. This will feed into our many writing opportunities, developing our use of style, viewpoint, language and punctuation.
Our English topic links to our first term’s history unit on World War II. During this, we will find out more about key figures during the war (such as Winston Churchill), key events that took place and countries involved, as well as the impact on our local area.
In Geography, we will begin the year learning about European cities. As part of this topic, we will be finding out more about capital cities in Europe, emigration, immigration and migration and why people choose to move.
The work of Vincent Van Gogh will be the inspiration for our art unit this term and through this, we will be exploring how he uses colour to depict mood. We will develop our drawing skills practising texture, tone and using graded pencils to create our final piece.
Our classroom will be located in the new building (in my classroom that is currently Y5/6AC), alongside Y5/6ME next door. There’ll be more information about our PE days, homework and school visits in September.