Year 6

Hello and thank you for visiting our Year 6 web page. 

Welcome back for term 5.  This is a really important term for the children they are now weeks away from their SATs tests.  They are working really hard in school revising and they know the areas that they need to be working on at home.  Please encourage them to spend some time revising at home.  They should be aiming to do about 3 hours revision (minimum) over the week. 

Homework

Your child should be completing 3 hours/week on homework. This includes spellings and reading.

Homework is handed out on Thursdays and collected in on Tuesdays. This homework will mainly focus on English and Maths skills but may also be Enquiry based. Spellings will go out on a Thursday as well and the children will be tested on them the following Friday.  Children may also be given additional work to support them in preparation for their SATs in the week commencing 14/05/18.  Please help your child to complete their homework, if they need it. Please do not do it for them!

We are always in need to adult helpers in and around school.  If you would like to hear readers or help in another way, please speak to Mr Hunt or Mrs Lloyd.

Mr Hunt, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Gorton (on a Monday PM and Wednesday AM)

Core Learning

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Term 5 – Thinking Skills

I can select different ways to present information for particular audiences.

I can write a set of success criteria for the outcome of a task.

I can plan what I have to do for a piece of work.

I can participate in a range of group strategies for generating ideas.

Dates for the Diary

Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school and that it is suitable for both inside and outside PE.  This should be black bottoms and a white t-shirt top.

26/03/18 -09/04/18 – Easter holiday

03/04/18 – SATs revision day 9.00 -3pm

04/04/18 – SATs revision day 9.00 -3pm

14/05/18 – SATs week

14/05/18 – 19/03/18 SATs breakfast 8.00am – 8.30am

17/05/18 – SATs pizza afternoon and DVD.

28/05/18 – 04/06/18 – Half term

Term 5 Enquiry

Do we make the most of what is on our doorstep?

 This term our topic is “Do we make the most of what’s on our doorstep?” This will have a geography and science focus, looking at natural habitats, life cycles, food chains and classifications. We will use our outdoor learning spaces as much as possible to support this.  We launched our “Slippers to School” programme this week. We’ve already seen a difference in class and we hope to continue this for the rest of the term! Finally, can you please ensure children have correct PE kit in school. PE is on Monday and Friday. 

English

We will start the term by completing a unit of work on the book Way Home.  It’s night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits at him. Shane talks and strokes the kitten to calmness, and decides to take the ‘Spitfire, Kitten Number One,’ home with him. No gang of boys, or avenue of dense traffic, or fierce dog can stop Shane carrying his new found friend to the place he calls home. Greg Rogers’ sensitive use of charcoal and pastel create Shane and his cat in splendid city-at-night time scenes. 

Maths

During Term 5 Year 6 will be continuing to develop their understanding of the 4 operations. We will also be focussing in-depth on written multiplication and division, fractions, ratio and proportion and revising for SATs week.  Please ask your children what they have been learning in maths and remind them about using their revision books leading up to SATs week.

Please encourage your child to learn their multiplication facts up to 12X12. Scan this QR code to help practice times tables on tablets.

Term 4 Enquiry

The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes -This term our Enquiry will be Art and Drama based.  We will be doing lots of sketches and chalk drawings to show our understanding of tone and shadow.

Learner input — These are some questions that the children have highlighted that they would like to find out during Enquiry this term.

I wonder if the Highway Man was a villain or a hero?

I wonder what would happen if Bess was not at the inn?

I wonder what were Bess’ feelings towards him?

 English—Reading and writing

This term we are investigating  the poem ‘The Highway Man’ by Alfred  Noyles. A long narrative poem with plenty of dramatic action. This will create the opportunity for creative writing, role play, music and art.

Maths:

This term we will be continuing to look at all aspects of the Maths curriculum. We will be focusing on all four operations—multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. We will continue to practise past SATs maths papers in preparation for SATs in May.

Please encourage your child to learn their multiplication facts up to 12X12. Scan this QR code to help practice times tables on tablets.

Homework

Your child should be completing 3 hours/week on homework. This includes spellings and reading.

Homework is handed out on Thursdays and collected in on Tuesdays. This homework will mainly focus on English and Maths skills but may also be Enquiry based. Spellings will go out on a Thursday as well and the children will be tested on them the following Friday.  Children may also be given additional work to support them in preparation for their SATs in the week commencing 14/05/18.  Please help your child to complete their homework, if they need it. Please do not do it for them!

We are always in need to adult helpers in and around school.  If you would like to hear readers or help in another way, please speak to Mr Hunt or Mrs Lloyd.

Term 3 Enquiry

Do we need bridges?

This term our topic will be  D&T based.  We will be using our local area to support our learning.

We are investigating bridges and how essential they are to travel.  We will research, design, make and test the strength of our very own bridges during design and technology sessions.

Some of the questions they would like answered are:

I wonder how  long did it takes to build a bridge?  How do they build bridges over water?

I wonder what would happen if  we didn’t have bridges?

I wonder why  there are different designs of bridges? Why was the suspension bridge built?

Maths:

This term we will be continuing to look at all aspects of the Maths curriculum. We will be exploring geometry and measurement as well as focusing on all four 

operations—multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

Please encourage your child to learn their multiplication facts up to 12X12. Please scan this QR code for a good website.

English:
This term we are  reading the book Foodland by Marcus Sedwick.  What is it about? Imagine that a few years from now England is covered by water, and Norwich is an island.  Zoe, left behind in the confusion when her parents escaped, survives there as best she can. Alone and desperate among marauding gangs, she manages to dig a derelict boat out of the mud and gets away to Eels Island. But Eels Island, whose raggle-taggle inhabitants are dominated by the strange boy Dooby, is full of danger too.  The belief that she will one day find her parents spurs Zoe on to a dramatic escape in a story of courage and determination that is handled with warmth and humanity. We will be looking at a number of  different fiction and non fiction texts throughout the term.

Your child should be completing 3 hours/week on homework. This    includes spellings and reading.  Each Friday your child will bring home a homework to be handed in by the following Tuesday.  Please encourage your children to use their SATs revision books we have purchased for them.  Spelling are handed out on a Friday.  Please help your child to complete their home work IF they need it. Please do not do it for them!  

We are always in need of adult helpers in and around school.  If you would like to hear readers or help in another way, please speak to Mr Hunt or Mrs Lloyd.

 

Term 2 Enquiry

This term we are investigatng castles and how they came to be. Part of this will involve us looking at the Bayeux Tapestry and reconstructing the Battle of Hastings.  

Learner input— These are some questions that the children have highlighted that they would like to find out during this term about castles.
I wonder how ‐ how castles were built as they wouldn’t have the equipment we have today?
I wonder what would happen if ‐ the Battle of Hastings had a different ending?
I wonder why ‐ they decided to give castles the name ‘castles’?

Year 6 competing science experiment in science week

Term 1 Enquiry 

What is it made of?  This term our topic will be science based looking at materials.

Learner input— These are some questions that the children have highlighted that they would like to find out during this term about materials.

I wonder how – It was made? How long it takes to make?

I wonder what would happen if – We didn’t have that material?  People stopped using it?

I wonder why – It is shaped like it is? It is made with that material?

Enquiry—All of the children in Year 6 are now scientists at the Academy of mysterious Materials!  Over this term we will be investigating different materials and completing a number of experiments. Please ask them what they have investigated each week and what they found out.

Gallery

Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.