Welcome to Shark Class!
Our teacher is Mr Williams-Jones email@example.com and our teaching assistant is Mrs Patel.
Welcome to Dolphin Class!
Our teacher is Mrs Marshman firstname.lastname@example.org and our teaching assistant is Mrs Parry.
We hope you all had a good Easter and are ready for the work ahead!
Our key text in English this term is The Chocolate Tree by Linda Lowery. We will be exploring the characters, writing descriptions and eventually write our own Mayan myths—consolidating our work from last term. Following this, we will start working on the text ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We will explore the plot and the characters, eventually writing our own narratives based on similar themes from the book.
This term in maths we will initially be focussing on revision of essential Key Stage 2 concepts. Following this, we will be applying our knowledge in a more practical setting, such as exploring ratio, measure, shape and statistics. The children will also be applying their maths skills as they formulate their business plans for the ‘Young Enterprise’ project culminating in a stall at the Summer Fayre. We hope to create innovative business models that will raise plenty of money for the children’s chosen charity.
In Science this term we will be studying light. The children will explore how light travels and explain how objects are seen. They will then use this knowledge to explain how shadows are made and how they change throughout the course of the day. The topic will include scientific enquiry, practical experiments and a study of a significance scientist. We will also be making kaleidoscopes and stained glass windows, talking about refraction.
For learning in other curriculum areas this term please refer to our curriculum newsletter below.
Knowledge Organisers and Creative Homework
Weekly Learning Letters
- Year 6 Learning Letter 18 09 03 18 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 02 22 09 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 03 29 09 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 04 06 10 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 05 13 10 17 (0.16 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 06 03 11 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 07 10 11 17 (0.19 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 08 17 11 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 09 24 11 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 1 15 09 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 10 01 12 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 11 08 12 17 (0.16 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 12 15 12 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 13 12 01 18 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 14 19 01 18 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 15 26 01 18 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 16 02 02 18 (0.19 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 17 09 02 18 (0.19 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 19 16 03 18 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 20 23 03 18 (0.15 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 21 20 04 18 (0.15 MB)
English in Year Six
Reading in Year Six
By the end of year 6, we expect our children's reading to be fluent and effortless across all subjects. They will understand the majority of terms needed for discussing what they hear and read such as metaphor, simile, analogy, imagery, style and effect. Children will learn the skill of summarising the main ideas from more than one paragraph and be able to provide justifications for their views about a book. Within non-fiction texts, we would expect our children to be able to apply the skills of information retrieval in contexts where they are genuinely motivated to find out information, such as reading information leaflets before a gallery or museum visit.
Writing and SPaG in Year Six
By the end of Year 6, the children will be able to reflect an understanding of the audience for, and the purpose of, a piece of writing by selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar. They need to ensure the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing and use further organisational devices to structure text and guide the reader, for example headings, hyphens, bullet points and underlining.
Children will be encouraged to use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words. They will understand and apply the difference between informal speech and vocabularly appropriate for formal sppech and writing. They will use the passive voice to affect the presentation of information in a sentence and use layout devices to structure texts. Throughout their writing, the children will be encouraged to use colons to introduce a list and add extra information.
Maths in Year Six
In year 6, the children will continue to develop fluency throughout the different areas of mathematics. They will be able to round any whole number and use negative numbers in context. They will use formal methods of long multiplication to multiply four digit numbers by a two-digit number and use the formal written method of short and long division, interpreting remainders according to the context. The children will be given opportunities to solve addition and subtraction problems in context, deciding operations and methods to use and explain why.
When working with fractions, the children will recall and use equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages and be able to solve calculations involving fractions. The children will be given opportunities to solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and use of percentages for comparison.
The children will develop their understanding of algebra by using simple formulae and use, read, write and convert between standard units using decimal notation up to three decimal places.
With regards to shape, the children will compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes, finding unknown angles in any triangle, quadrilateral and regular polygon. They will draw and translate shapes on the coordinate plane and reflect them in the axes. They will have the opportunity to interpret pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.