Welcome to Shark Class!
Our teacher is Mr Williams-Jones email@example.com and our teaching assistant is Mr Knell
Welcome to Dolphin Class!
We hope you all had a good Easter and are rested (and full of chocolate!) This term is very important in year 6 as the SATs exams will take place in May (week beginning 08.05.17) The children will be prepared for this and will be familiar with the sorts of test they will take. Please make sure they are in school that week and get plenty of encouragement and rest.
Our key text this term is Holes by Louis Sachar. We will be exploring the characters, writing descriptions and information texts using this text as our context. We will still be exploring different grammatical structures and how we apply these to our writing.
This term in maths we will initially be focussing on revision of essential Key Stage 2 concepts. Please encourage your child to use the maths revision book provided to support concepts that they find harder. 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.
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.
For topic, we will be continuing with the Ancient Maya, focusing on their food, their daily lives and why they disappeared from Central America in 1500 AD, this will be developed in to a critical analysis comparing a range of primary and secondary sources. In DT we will making our Maya headdresses which we planned in Term 4.
We have much to look forward this term in Year 6, including our PGL trip, end of year celebration trip, our leavers party and leavers assembly.
Term 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter
Weekly Learning Letters
- Year 6 Learning Letter 01 16 0 9 16 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 02 23 09 16 (0.15 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 03 30 09 16 (0.18 MB)
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- Year 6 Learning Letter 05 21 10 16 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 06 4 11 16 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 07 11 11 16 (0.15 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 08 18 11 16 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 09 25 11 16 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 10 09 12 16 (0.23 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 11 16 12 16 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 12 13 1 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 13 20 01 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 14 27 01 17 (0.19 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 15 03 2 17 (0.18 MB)
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- Year 6 Learning Letter 19 17 3 17 (0.18 MB)
- Year 6 Learning Letter 20 19 05 17 (0.16 MB)
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- Year 6 Learning Letter 22 09 06 17 (0.12 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.