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Year 6 – 6FG & 6HJ & 6SG (Jan 2020)

Dear Year 6,

 

We hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well. We continue to miss you immensely and have been thinking about you every single day.

 

We are very happy to have welcomed back some of our Year 6 students. They are all healthy, happy, hair has grown a little longer and everyone is definitely taller! It was lovely to see their gorgeous, smiling faces and hear all their exciting news and stories of all the new talents they have learned during their time at home.

 

As your teachers, we appreciate all your hard work in these strange times; we are grateful to your parents and carers for providing you with reassurance and love, as great learning will only happen if you feel happy, secure and safe. So it is important to keep a routine. It makes home schooling easier!  Variety is key. We have set you some wonderful activities and tasks to keep your learning minds healthy and physical well-being at optimum levels. Remember though, that too much screen time can have negative effects; try to read a book, learn a new skill and try out some of our creative set tasks. All the work we set you takes into consideration the practise of essential English and Maths; in addition, review times tables, division facts, reasoning and problem solving strategies. Please, please don’t forget to pick up a pencil or pen and just write for pleasure! Learning a new skill can be lots of fun; try something you have never thought of doing before, like: hover boarding, knitting, cycling, sewing, baking or even learning new dance moves as Mrs Gumm has from her daughters - you get the idea!

 

We would love for you to send us any of your completed work, pictures, a poem or even just a “Hey how you doing?...” letter. You can also contact us by using the school email and attach photos, videos performing your writing or again just to say “hi” which ever medium you choose we would love to hear from you!

 

Even though you will be missing some school, you can still learn and try your best at everything you do if you get into a pickle just ask for help. You are a very special group of people.

 

We know some of you are worried about your high school transition but please be rest assured that we have been in constant contact with high schools and they are preparing for you to join them in the near future. They will contact you directly with any updated or necessary information. In the mean time we wish you all the best as you prepare for this exciting change.

 

We hope that when it is possible, you will all come back and visit us at Norton Road but until then, please keep singing, playing, making, drawing, writing, problem-solving, and learning all about our amazing world.

 

Stay positive, stay safe and stay your cheerful, jolly selves!

 

Best wishes with lots and lots of love,

 

Mrs Gumm and Miss Goni xxx

June 29th 2020- Homework Pack 6

Hi Year 6

How are you all?  We are still missing you lots.

We continue to be so proud of you all for coping and adapting so well to this very strange situation. We know you are working very hard and we are very proud of you all for not giving up and continuing to be so positive. Thank you for your letters, pictures and posters. We have really enjoyed receiving them.

Please find below some more work for your home learning for next 3 weeks. This will take you to the end of term.

Maths groups: FG/SG/DS

Maths groups: Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq

Reading groups: FG/SG/HR

  • Please continue to read some of the texts from Bug Club allocated list.

 

Reading groups: Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq

  • Please continue to read some of the texts from Bug Club allocated list.

 

English.

Complete the tasks that are set every day (Monday to Friday) on BBC Bitesize daily by using the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

FG/SG/DS groups : Look at the Year 6 section.

Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq groups : Look at the Year 3 section

Art

  • Look at the Georgia O’Keeffe power point (Use the link provided)  
  • Create a picture of a flower in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. If you can, send a photo of your creative work to our school email address, as we would love to see what you have produced.

History

  • Please complete the Mayan research project.
  • Look at the guidelines provided on the separate sheet and follow the advice. Be as creative and as colourful as you like.

PSHE

  • Imagine every member of Year 6 has an A4 page in a year book. We would like you to create your own page for this year book.
  • You need to think about: the information you are going to include, the pictures you would like and how you are going to present your information.
  • Your page could be in the style of a fact file. You may wish to include photos, friendship groups, favourite subjects, most memorable/funniest moment in school and how have you represented the school ( prefect, sports activities etc).

PE

  • PE with Joe (You Tube) at 9am and 6pm every day.
  • There are ideas on our school website with lots of web links to different online challenges and activities.

 

These are some suggestions on how to continue to do some daily exercise. It will keep both your body and mind healthy which is always very important.

Once again, please keep logging in to Abacus and Bug Club to see what new maths and reading materials have been allocated to you. If you are having trouble logging in to either of these then please contact school, where someone will try to help you.  This is part of your weekly learning, so please make good use of this resource.

There are other good websites that can be accessed and enjoyed while you are at home.  You will need to set up an account to access them, so you will need to ask a trusted adult in your house to help you.  Some of these are as follows:

https://www.themathsfactor.com/ currently free during lockdown

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/  lots of free books to read online for all ages and reading levels.

We miss you all. Stay safe and healthy.

Mrs Gumm and Miss Goni.

June 15st  2020- Homework Pack 5

Hi Year 6

How are you all?  We are still missing you like crazy.

Also, we are so proud of you all for coping and adapting so well to this very strange situation. You are working very hard and we are very proud of you all for not giving up and keeping so positive.

Please find below some more work for your home learning for next 2 weeks.

Maths groups: FG/SG/DS

Maths groups: Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq

Reading groups: FG/SG/HR

  • Please continue to read some of the texts from Bug Club allocated list.

 

Reading groups: Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq

  • Please continue to read some of the texts from Bug Club allocated list.

 

English.

Complete the tasks that are set every day (Monday to Friday) on BBC Bitesize daily by using the link below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

FG/SG/DS groups : Look at the Year 6 section.

Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq groups : Look at the Year 3 section.

 

 

PSHE

Complete the following:

  • My top 5 worries about returning to school
  • My top 5 things I’m looking forward to most about returning to school
  • Summary of my time away from school
  • What positives have come from Lockdown?
  • Find your brave- watch some of clips suggested on Page 1 and 2 only.  Activity- design a brave cartoon character.

Art

  • Look at the power point or look up images of people wearing masks, during the Covid-19 pandemic. Think about why we are being asked to wear masks. Who wears masks and why?
  • Capture a moment in time-sketch a person wearing a mask. They could be working, in a crowd, a child, on a bus etc. Look at the power point or images for ideas.

PE

  • PE with Joe (You Tube) at 9am and 6pm every day.
  • There are ideas on our school website with lots of web links to different online challenges and activities.

 

These are some suggestions on how to continue to do some daily exercise. It will keep both your body and mind healthy which is always very important.

Once again, please keep logging in to Abacus and Bug Club to see what new maths and reading materials have been allocated to you. If you are having trouble logging in to either of these then please contact school, where someone will try to help you.  This is part of your weekly learning, so please make good use of this resource.

There are other good websites that can be accessed and enjoyed while you are at home.  You will need to set up an account to access them, so you will need to ask a trusted adult in your house to help you.  Some of these are as follows:

https://www.themathsfactor.com/ currently free during lockdown

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/  lots of free books to read online for all ages and reading levels.

 

We miss you all. Stay safe and healthy.

Mrs Gumm and Miss Goni.

 

15th June - Work Pack

Are you going to Icknield High School in September - if so, please read the attached letter

June 1st  2020- Homework Pack 4

Dear Year 6

We continue to miss you all terribly. A huge well done for all your efforts, you have produced some fantastic work so far, we are extremely proud of you!

Thank you so much for all your lovely pictures, posters and letters they have put a smile on our faces and really cheered us up,(keep them coming) .

We look forward to seeing you all and being together again soon.

Please find below, an outline of homework to be completed, over the next 2 weeks, due to further closures.

 

Maths groups: FG/SG/DS

  • Complete the booklet ‘The mystery of the brilliant breakfast.’
  • Complete some of the work set on Abacus (Active learn).
    Maths groups: Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq
  • Complete the 2 attached worksheets: Emoji code breaking and adding fractions.
  • Complete some of the work set on Abacus (Active learn).
    Reading groups: FG/SG/HR
  • Week 1-Please read some of the texts from Bug Club allocated list.
  • Week 2- Choose one of the texts and write a summary of the story.
  • Week 2- Take one of the texts and write a different blurb. Be creative: illustrate and design a different back cover which includes your blurb.
    Reading groups: Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq
  • Week 1- Please read some of the texts from Bug Club allocated list.
  • Week 2- Choose one of the texts and write a summary of the story.
  • Week 2- Take one of the texts and design a different front cover to reflect the story.
    All reading groups
    You may or may not have heard that J.K Rowling has just released a new book called ‘The Ickabog’.You can access this via a website: theickabog.com. The book will be published free on the website, in instalments, over the next seven weeks, a chapter (or two) at a time. It isn’t Harry Potter, has no magic and it is an entirely different story.  We thought you might like to know about this.
    Also, J.K.Rowling is running a competition to illustrate the story. On the website everyday she will be making suggestions for what you might like to draw. All the details are on the website.  Come on Year 6! Get your creative minds drawing!!
     
     
     
    English (all groups).
    Complete the all the following writing tasks:
  • A letter to an MP
  • Keep a diary for a week activity.
    Include: a variety of punctuation, interesting vocabulary (synonyms, adjectives, similes, etc.), paragraphs, neat legible handwriting and include some year 6 orange words you have not written in other pieces of work. A list has been downloaded and is available for you to view. The instructions on some of the activities suggest 30 minutes for each task but we would like you to take as long as you need; to produce a good piece of writing you will need longer.
    Grammar groups: FG/SG/DS
  • Complete the booklet- The mystery of the stolen spacesuit
    Grammar groups: Miss Baker and Mrs Ishtiaq
  • Complete the booklet- Who stole the Emoji’s colour?
    D/T
  • Writing instructions for a recipe
    With the help of an adult, make something to eat or help make something for the people in your house to share. Complete the worksheet. If you are able to, take a photo of yourself in the process of making this delicious item.
    PE
  • PE with Joe (You Tube) at 9am and 6pm every day.
  • Make up a dance routine to your choice of music.
  • Go for a 30 minute walk (observe the social distancing rules).
  • How many push ups can you do in 2 minutes?
    These are some suggestions on how to continue to do some daily exercise. It will keep both your body and mind healthy which is very important.
    And for some fun
  • Teach yourself some magic tricks. Look at the sheet provided to get you started.
  • Grow a rainbow. This is a science experiment, when it is dried, you could put up in your window.
     
    Keep logging in to Abacus and Bug Club to see what new maths and reading materials have been allocated to you. If you are having trouble logging in to either of these then please contact school, where someone will try to help you.  This is part of your weekly learning, so please make good use of this resource.
    We miss you all. Stay safe and healthy.
    Mrs Gumm and Miss Goni.

Are You Going To Challney High School for Girls in September?

If you are going to Challney High School for Girls, please print off the attached 'Passport' and return directly to them as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Work to be Completed at Home - May 2020

Work to be Completed at Home - April 2020

Useful Websites - click onto the links.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

KS2 English and maths revision and exercises.

With explanations to help. There is access to other areas of the curriculum which could be used to vary the subjects.

 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

This site has resources which are aimed at early years to year 8 They have been made available free of charge due to the present situation. There are more resources on this website under the tab ‘Resources’. The problem of the day could be used as a daily activity.

This website has video explanations.

 

https://www.themathsfactor.com/

This website is free at the moment again due to the current situation. This is created by Carol Vordeman, who is a well- known for her fun and easily accessible maths.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk

 

www.ixl.com

maths and English activities. / With explanations.

 

https://activelearnprimary.co.uk

maths and English activities.  Access to the bug club reading resources. Books will be assigned to each year group.

 

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

 

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules

 

www.nrich.co.uk

maths activities and challenges

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

free online education resources & games

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

a variety of activities and games.

 

 

Reading

Bug Club. Active learn.

https://readingeggs.co.uk/      (I think only free for two weeks?)

 

 

Literacy general

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml

 (range of literacy activities for all age groups)

 

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/grammar-practice

 (lots of grammar lessons, activities and games)

 

https://www.education.com/games/grammar/

(grammar games for all ages)

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar (links to a range of spelling and grammar games and activates for KS2)

 

 

 

English

Pobble 365

http://www.pobble365.com/

New image each day to write about and questions about the image and text

 

Oxford reading Owl

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home

All can use this, not just Willow

Login: willoworme

Password: WillowOrme

 

The reading realm

https://thereadingrealm.co.uk/2020/03/15/free-reading-realm-home-learning-pack-fairy-tales

A reading activity pack with lots of different activities

 

 

Arts / Crafts

 

 

https://www.easypeasyandfun.com/crafts-for-kids/ (easy crafts for home)

 

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/10-minute-crafts-for-kids-1250670 (10 minute crafts)

 

https://doodles-academy.org/projects/ (art projects that can be done at home)

 

http://scrapcoloring.com/ (online colouring)

 

http://bomomo.com/ (experiment and create online)

 

http://aminahsworld.org/ (great website with online art projects)

 

Science: topics this term.

 

Light:

Links. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbssgk7

 

Electricity

Links. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

 

 

News and Interest

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround

 

https://newsforkids.net/ (American, but has relevant and interesting stories from all over the world)

 

http://www.spacescoop.org/en/ (all the latest space news for 8 years and up)

 

The best way for pupils to benefit will be to do small chunks of each subject in order to keep the interest going.

Updates will be added as we go through this journey, however if you find any useful sites email via the website - school.

Key stage 1 Activities – Website links.

 

https://primarystarseducation.co.uk/covid-19-year-1/

There is no requirement to have specific curricular knowledge. These packs cover content from previous lessons, therefore children should already have an understanding of the concepts.

 

 

 

 

 

January 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 We hope you had an enjoyable holiday. This term we will be continuing our preparation for the SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests) which are very quickly approaching.

Homework:  Please support your child with their homework and check that it is completed and returned to school, when required, as this will help the children practise and reinforce the learning they have been doing in school. It is important that your child reads whenever possible and if you have time, please ask your child questions about the book or text they are reading. Also, learning spellings that are given, times tables and Maths facts can be supported at home.

Suggested websites: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths, www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english

www.bbc.co.uk/teach/primary

These websites include maths and English activities set up for your child to access at home or a local library. Children should be using this resource regularly as part of their homework.

P.E. Kits: Please ensure that PE kits are worn to school on Monday and Fridays. Where possible, we will do PE outside so please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing especially at this time of the year.  (Jogging bottoms or tracksuit, a warm top and outdoor trainers. These must all in school uniform colours.)  A water bottle in school at all times is essential, especially on PE days.

Below is an overview of our curriculum coverage for this term.

 

Subject

Themes, skills, concepts and knowledge

English

Writing:

Narrative: Description of a setting and a character.

Balanced arguments

Class Reader: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

Comprehension skills including retrieval, inference, deduction and explanations – finding evidence in the text for their answers. We will look at past test papers and carefully work through questions so the children understand what is expected in their answers.

Spelling: New spelling list given out, every week, on Monday.

Weekly spelling test on Monday.

 

Maths

Fractions, Decimals, percentages, place value

Arithmetic: Division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. – Written and mental strategies.

(including fractions, decimals and percentages)

Word problems ( including one and two step questions)

Properties of 2-D and 3-d shapes, coordinates

Data handling: mean, mode, median, range.

Reasoning activities

Science

The brain and its function. How to keep your brain healthy.

Major organs of the body and their functions.

Light and electricity.

Computing

Scratch

Research skills

E-safety ( Continuous)

Geography

Be able to use and interpret globes and maps.

To find out about the physical and human geography in the British Isles and Europe.

To use 4 and 6 figure grid references.

To locate countries and their capital cities and rivers/ seas.

Art and design

Japanese art

Japanese fans

R.E.

Justice and Poverty

PSHE

Value of the month

Music

Singing assembly

Japanese music

P.E.

Dance

Wall games.                                            

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or the topics they are learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher so an appointment can be made.

Yours sincerely

 

F. Gumm          S.Goni            D.Salisbury/H.Culley/S.Czornyj

September 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have had an enjoyable holiday. There will be a year 6 meeting for parents in the next few weeks where we will share the new expectations and the new tests. Once the date has been confirmed we will let you know. We hope you will be able to join us for the meeting as it will help you when supporting your child at home.

 

This term the children will be learning the following:

English

Genres: Diary, poetry, non-chronological report, letter.

Use of subordinate clauses, apostrophes for possession and omission

Use of past tense- changing  from past to present

Improving vocabulary and comprehension skills

Mathematics

Place value up to 100,000: partitioning and stating the value of a digit in a number. Ordering numbers.

Multiples of 10, 100, 10,000, 100,000

Times tables – up to 12 x 12

Place value of numbers with decimals- up to 3 decimal places

Rounding numbers to nearest 10, 100, 1000, whole number, 1 decimal place

Adding money using column method.

Converting measures of length  and using them to solve problems

Sorting and learning the properties of shapes including circles and quadrilaterals.

Angles around a point, finding missing angles

Finding common multiples and factors. Identify the prime numbers

Compare and order fractions

Time- 24hr clock and reading and using timetables.

Written methods for all calculations using the methods the government wants the children to use.

Computing

To use the internet to research about evolution, Charles Darwin, fossils and adaptation.

E-safety- how to be safe on the internet.

The history of computers and computing.

Coding using espresso

Science

To know how fossils are formed and how they can be used to find out about animals and plants that lived millions of years ago.

To know what inheritance is and look at the similarities and differences between themselves and their parents.

To find out the differences in lifecycles of a mammal, insect and a bird.

To use classification keys to sort animals

To understand how animals have adapted to their environment

Microorganisms- to know the conditions they like to grow and know their benefits and how they can be harmful.

Human body- the location and purpose of the major organs in the body.

History

Looking at secondary sources to find out about the past.

To know about the life of Charles Darwin and his effect on History and Science.

Art and design

Sketching skills. Drawing faces and looking at the work of Andy Warhol.

Drawing the human body in different sports.- painting

Looking at artists interpretations of sports.

Music

Listening to the structure of music. Singing songs from a historical background e.g. WW1.

P.E.

Invasion games and target sports.

R.E.

Poverty and justice

P.S.H.E and C

E- safety

New beginnings: rules, how people react in group situations

Thinking about values which are important.

Knowing what we need to do to learn

Taking responsibility for their actions and the consequences of their actions.

 

Homework:  Please support your child with their homework and check that it is completed and returned to school, when required, as this will help the children practise and reinforce the learning they have been doing in school.

Year 6 homework timetable

Day

Subject

Day returned

Monday

Spelling

Arithmetic

Test ( Following  Monday )

Wednesday

Tuesday

 

 

Wednesday

Grammar/ English

Friday

Thursday

Maths

Monday

Friday

 

 

 

 

 It is important that your child reads whenever possible; please ask them questions about the book or text they are reading. Each child will be issued with a reading record where you can record when you hear them read. The children should be reading at least 4 times a week.  This will be checked every Friday and rewards will be given to those who read frequently and complete their record with vocabulary they have identified as being interesting or new to them. You can also support your child by learning their spellings, the times tables and other Maths facts.

 

Please ensure that PE kits are worn to school, instead of school uniform, on Mondays and Fridays. Where possible we will do PE outside so please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing especially at this time of the year.  (Black jogging bottoms or tracksuit, a warm top and outdoor trainers)

The PE kit should be a white t- shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms.  The children will need outdoor plimsolls or trainers.

We would be grateful if you could label your child’s uniform and PE kit with their name.

 

We would also be grateful if your child has a pencil case with a blue pen, pencil, rubber and sharpener and colouring pencils if they choose.  Felt tips and rulers will be provided by the school.

 

A water bottle is essential to ensure your child is well hydrated during lessons and PE.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or the topics they are learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher so an appointment can be made.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

F.Gumm                                  S.Goni                         H. Joslin

Year Leader

Dear Parents and Carers,

 We hope you had an enjoyable holiday. This term we will be continuing our preparation for the SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests) which are very quickly approaching.

This term is an extremely busy one for year 6. There are numerous events during the term including visits to high schools, visits by high school staff to meet with year 6 teachers and the pupils, and hopefully an end of term production. There is also a trip organised for later in the term.

Homework:  Please support your child with their homework and check that it is completed and returned to school when required, as this will help the children practise and reinforce the learning they have been doing in school. It is important that your child reads whenever possible and if you have time, please ask your child questions about the book or text they are reading. Also, learning spellings that are given, times tables and maths facts can be supported at home.

Please ensure that PE kits are worn to school on Monday and Friday. Where possible, we will do PE outside so please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing. Also, a water bottle is essential especially as the weather gets warmer.

Please ensure children are using the active learn online resources if you have internet access as there are many books and maths activities for the children to use which will help them with their work. If your child does not have their password, please ask your child’s teacher. If your child has completed the activities given to them, let teachers know as more can be allocated.

Snacks: The children are able to have a small snack during the morning lessons. We would be grateful if the snack is a healthy one. For example: fruit or yoghurt.

The curriculum:

During the first half of this term, the lessons will mainly include revision in Maths, Comprehension and Grammar.

Below is a table showing the topics we will be covering with the children.

Subject

Themes, skills, concepts and knowledge

English

Writing:

 Information leaflets (cross-curricular links with history), Science report, advertisements, invitations.

Reading:

Work based on Holes by Louis Sachar.

 

Comprehension skills including retrieval, inference, deduction and explanations – finding evidence in the text for their answers. We will look at past test papers and carefully work through questions so the children understand what is expected in their answers.

Grammar: tenses, punctuation, clauses and phrases, synonyms, antonyms, tenses, active and passive sentences.

Maths

Fractions, Decimals, percentages

Division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. – Written and mental strategies.

Word problems. ( including one and two step questions)

Reasoning skills practice.

Science

Electricity and light

Computing

Coding.

Use of Maths Whizz and internet websites to help revise knowledge and skills.

History

The Maya Civilisation.

Geography

Be able to use and interpret globes and maps.

To use 4 and 6 figure grid references.

To know where the ancient Mayan civilisation was.

Art and design

Working with different mediums (pencil. Colouring pencils, pastels paints) to create art work.

Work based on the art by Henri Rousseau.

Masks- Mayan masks.

R.E.

Justice and poverty.

PSHE

Preparation for attending secondary school- discussions on worries and any fears.

Health Education.

Mindfulness

Music

Singing, composing music, concert/production.

P.E.

Athletics, cricket and rounders.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or the topics they are learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher so an appointment can be made.

Yours sincerely

F. Gumm        H. Joslin             S.Goni     

 

                           

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you had an enjoyable holiday. This term we will be continuing our preparation for the SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests) which are very quickly approaching.

Homework: Please support your child with their homework and check that it is completed and returned to school, when required, as this will help the children practise and reinforce the learning they have been doing in school. It is important that your child reads whenever possible and if you have time, please ask your child questions about the book or text they are reading. Also, learning spellings that are given, times tables and Maths facts can be supported at home.

P.E. Kits: Please ensure that PE kits are worn to school on Monday and Fridays. Where possible, we will do PE outside so please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing especially at this time of the year. (Jogging bottoms or tracksuit, a warm top and outdoor trainers)

Active learn: All children in Year 6 have a username and password for the active learn website www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

On this website there are maths and reading activities set up for your child to access at home or a local library. Children should be using this resource regularly as part of their homework.

This term we will be working on the topic of tourism and holidays while also continuing to develop skills and knowledge in other subject areas. Below is a table showing what we will be covering with the children.

 

Subject

Themes, skills, concepts and knowledge

English

Writing:

Newspaper articles

Balanced arguments

Letter

Haiku poetry

Class Reader: Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

Comprehension skills including retrieval, inference, deduction and explanations – finding evidence in the text for their answers. We will look at past test papers and carefully work through questions so the children understand what is expected in their answers.

Spelling: Weekly spelling test on Monday.

Maths

Fractions, Decimals, percentages, place value

Arithmetic: Division, multiplication, addition and subtraction. – Written and mental strategies.

(including fractions, decimals and percentages)

Word problems ( including one and two step questions)

Properties of 2-D and 3-d shapes, coordinates

Data handling: mean, mode, median, range.

Reasoning activities

Science

Light Electricity

Computing

To use Google earth and internet sites to find out about places around the world.

To create a multimedia presentation on their chosen country/tourist attraction

Create advertising leaflets and posters for a tourist attraction

Geography

Be able to use and interpret globes and maps.

To find out about the physical and human geography in the British Isles, Europe, South and North America and Russia.

To use 4 and 6 figure grid references.

To know what the term ecotourism means.

To know how location may affect the likelihood a natural disasters (coastal regions in the tropics)

Art and design

Japanese art

Japanese fans

R.E.

The children will be looking at different sacred texts from different religions.

PSHE

Being safe in different situations: e.g. electricity safety, road safety

Music

Singing assembly

Japanese music

P.E.

  1. and wall games.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or the topics they are learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher so an appointment can be made.

Yours sincerely

F. Gumm H.Joslin S.Goni

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

We hope you have had an enjoyable holiday. There will be a year 6 meeting for parents in the next few weeks where we will share the new expectations and the new tests. Once the date has been confirmed we will let you know. We hope you will be able to join us for the meeting as it will help you when supporting your child at home.

 

This term the children will be learning the following:

English

Genres: Diary, poetry, letter, instructions, playscript.

Use of subordinate clauses, apostrophes for possession and omission

Use of past tense- changing from past to present

Improving vocabulary and comprehension skills

Mathematics

Place value up to 100,000: partitioning and stating the value of a digit in a number. Ordering numbers.

Multiples of 10, 100, 10,000, 100,000

Times tables – up to 12 x 12

Place value of numbers with decimals- up to 3 decimal places

Rounding numbers to nearest 10, 100, 1000, whole number, 1 decimal place

Adding money using column method.

Converting measures of length and using them to solve problems

Sorting and learning the properties of shapes including circles and quadrilaterals.

Angles around a point, finding missing angles

Finding common multiples and factors. Identify the prime numbers

Compare and order fractions

Time- 24hr clock and reading and using timetables.

Written methods for all calculations using the methods the government wants the children to use.

Computing

To use the internet to research about evolution, Charles Darwin, fossils and adaptation.

E-safety- how to be safe on the internet.

The history of computers and computing.

Coding using espresso

Science

To know how fossils are formed and how they can be used to find out about animals and plants that lived millions of years ago.

To know what inheritance is and look at the similarities and differences between themselves and their parents.

To find out the differences in lifecycles of a mammal, insect and a bird.

To use classification keys to sort animals

To understand how animals have adapted to their environment

Microorganisms- to know the conditions they like to grow and know their benefits and how they can be harmful.

Human body- the location and purpose of the major organs in the body.

History

Looking at secondary sources to find out about the past.

To know about the life of Charles Darwin and his effect on History and Science.

Art and design

Sketching skills. Drawing faces and looking at the work of Andy Warhol.

Drawing the human body in different sports.- painting

Looking at artists interpretations of sports.

Music

Listening to the structure of music. Singing songs and composing music using the instruments for effect.

P.E.

Invasion games and target sports.

R.E.

Poverty and justice

P.S.H.E and C

E- safety

New beginnings: rules, how people react in group situations

Thinking about values which are important.

Knowing what we need to do to learn

Taking responsibility for their actions and the consequences of their actions.

 

Homework: Please support your child with their homework and check that it is completed and returned to school, when required, as this will help the children practise and reinforce the learning they have been doing in school.

Year 6 homework timetable

Day

Subject

Day returned

Monday

Spelling

Arithmetic

Test ( Following Monday )

Wednesday

Tuesday

Grammar/ English

Friday

Wednesday

 

 

Thursday

Maths

Monday

Friday

 

 

 

 

It is important that your child reads whenever possible; please ask them questions about the book or text they are reading. Each child will be issued with a reading record where you can record when you hear them read. The children should be reading at least 4 times a week. This will be checked every Friday and rewards will be given to those who read frequently and complete their record with vocabulary they have identified as being interesting or new to them. You can also support your child by learning their spellings, the times tables and other Maths facts.

 

Please ensure that PE kits are worn to school, instead of school uniform, on Mondays and Fridays. Where possible we will do PE outside so please ensure the children have the appropriate clothing especially at this time of the year. (Black jogging bottoms or tracksuit, a warm top and outdoor trainers)

The PE kit should be a white t- shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms. The children will need outdoor plimsolls or trainers.

We would be grateful if you could label your child’s uniform and PE kit with their name.

 

We would also be grateful if your child has a pencil case with a blue pen, pencil, rubber and sharpener and colouring pencils if they choose. Felt tips and rulers will be provided by the school.

 

A water bottle is essential to ensure your child is well hydrated during lessons and PE.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress or the topics they are learning, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher so an appointment can be made.

 

Yours sincerely

F.Gumm S.Goni H. Joslin

Year Leader

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