Welcome to Shark Class!
Our teacher is Mr Williams-Jones firstname.lastname@example.org. Our school direct student is Miss Burborough and our teaching assistant is Mrs Patel.
Welcome to Dolphin Class!
Our teacher is Mrs Marshman email@example.com and our teaching assistant is Mrs English.
We hope you all had a great Summer break and are ready for the work ahead!
This term our key text is 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. We will be using this to drive our English lessons and the children will be writing a newspaper report and a mystery story of their own. There are plenty of copies in school for the children to all access the text. We will work closely with the children, striving to get all children to the expected standard and beyond. Alongside this key text work, we will also be focusing on comprehension and inference skills.
The focus of maths this term will be number and place value moving on to fractions, decimals and using the four operations to solve multi-step problems. Maths will be de-livered in groups and will really focus on the mastery elements of the curriculum, pre-paring children for the SATS in May. We will be working with manipulatives and unpack-ing strategies for problem solving and reasoning to equip the children with the tools they need to succeed in maths.
Science will focus on animals, including humans. Within this topic, we will be looking at the functions of the heart and the circulatory system and then moving on to how life-style affects the body —particularly focusing on the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way the body functions. Finally we will study the way in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
For learning in other curriculum areas this term please refer to our curriculum newsletter below.
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Knowledge Organisers and Creative Homework
Weekly Learning Letters
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.