Year 6 2020 - 2021

Welcome to our Year 6 page.

Our team

Teachers: Mr Watts, Mrs Humber and Miss McDade (UQT)

Teaching Assistants: Miss Marshall, Miss Chadwick and Miss Piazza

 English


To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills, it is important for the children to read every night. Could we please ask parents/carers to sign the children's Communication Diaries, so that we can evaluate how often the children read (they earn an extra smilie for reading 5 times each week). Children achieving this will have a greater chance of gaining their Respect Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading, to help build their inference and comprehension skills. The children also really enjoy listening to stories.

The children are given a spelling activity every Friday and are expected to complete it by the following Friday. This activity is to help children learn spelling patterns that they can apply to their everyday writing. New words appropriate to their year group will be taught in spelling sessions in school.

Our writing this term will be based around the text ‘Survivors'.

 

Maths

Currently the children are focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages.

Although the children should now know their times tables very well, they will still have the opportunity to play multiplication games to improve their knowledge.

Science

During the spring term, the children will be covering Electricity and Light.

In the spring term we will look at Living Things in their Habitats and Evolution and Inheritance.

In the summer term, the children will be studying Animals Including Humans.

 

CoJo (History and Geography)

During COJO work the children will learn about History and Geography through the study of three inspirational people. In these lessons, as well as learning key Geography and History skills, the children will develop seven fundamental characteristics: Respect, Empathy, Self Awareness, Perseverance, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.

In the autumn term, the children will study Nancy Wake, a World War 2 spy.

In the spring term, our focus will be on Amelia Earhart, who was the first female pilot to fly over the Atlantic Ocean.

In the summer term, the children will be studying Ibn Battuta, the famous explorer.

 

RE

In year 6, we explore the beliefs, ethics, philosophy and lifestyles of the six major world religions – Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism – alongside non-religious viewpoints.  This is done through topics on Creation, Incarnation, Peace and War and Free Will and Determinism.  Children are encouraged to suggest their own lines of enquiry and debate “big question”.

P.E.

Tuesday and Friday

We recommend that the children have their PE kit in school all week, as they may need their kit for other lessons from time to time, such as Co-Jo missions.

Your child will need an outdoor PE kit to include a jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers in addition to their normal PE kit. Please make sure these are named. 

Please can we remind you that for all PE sessions long hair must always be tied back and all earrings MUST be removed or covered over with a plaster.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled only with water.

 

Homework

The homework that children are given relates to and embeds what they have been learning about in school. 

Throughout the year projects relating to work covered in class may be sent home.

The children will receive Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG) and maths homework on a Friday and this will be marked the following Friday.

 

Half Term Homework Project: 

Your homework project during the half term is based on World War Two. Some examples of what you could do are:

  • Create a fact file booklet,
  • Create a model of a WW2 air raid shelter or war plane,
  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • An information poster, etc.

It is up to you what you do, but it must be well presented, clear and informative.

The idea is you have fun, as well as learning something new!

We look forward to seeing your projects, which should be uploaded onto Seesaw by Friday 6th November.

 

English homework:

Homework Book

 

Spelling Punctuation & Grammar

page 44 and 45

Reading

 

Spelling Homework

Rule 42

Maths homework 

Homework Book

Stretch

KS2

Foundation

Due In

Arithmetic (Light Green)

    p.17 and 18  

Targeted Question Book

p. 17 and 18

p24 and 25

 

Friday 6th November

 

 

 

Useful websites for the curriculum 

Khans Academy 

https://www.khanacademy.org – especially good for maths and computing for all ages

BBC Learning
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Blockly
https://blockly.games 
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch (This link is also on our computing page) 
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

ICT Games ( also see attached some home learning cards)

https://www.ictgames.com/ – A range of online activities linked to subjects for KS1 and KS2

Y1 Learning cards

Y2 learning cards

Y3+ Learningcards

Doorwayonline

https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/ –

Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/
Activities to try in the garden!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

 

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