Miss Connor is our class teacher.

On behalf of Year 6, we would like to welcome you to our school page.

Here you can find important information and see us in action; learning, exploring and working hard.

 

Please click on the link below and take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:

Curriculum-Overview-2018-2019

Important Information

Homework is an essential part of your child’s learning, children are expected to read every day and complete a Maths and Spelling activity each week. We are more than happy to help children if they need further instruction before homework is due to be returned. Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on the following Friday. Remember you don’t want to miss out on getting dojo point!

PE will take place every week on Monday.  Please ensure your child has their full kit in school on this day  in order to be prepared for the lesson and to receive a class dojo point.

Children will have a music lesson every Tuesday with a specialist music teacher.

 

 

Top Tips for Year 6 Parents

*Read with your child.

*Discuss the meaning of the text.

*Keep practicing times tables at any available time.

*Practice using maths in real-life situations e.g. reading timetables, money and telling the time.

*Make sure you child goes to sleep at a reasonable time.

*Encourage independence.

*Practice their spellings with them, help children to find the best strategy for them.

 

Autumn Curriculum

English

During this term we will be working through a range of writing genres. To begin we will be studying the legend narrative of Robin Hood. We will also be learning about the power of imagery within our poetry unit and journalistic and argument writing.

Maths

Place Value

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.

 

Number: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
  • Multiply multi-digit number up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of long multiplication.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding as appropriate for the context.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number using the formal written method of short division, interpreting remainders according to the context.
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers. Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.

Fractions

  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences (with fractions)
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominations and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions.
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers
  • Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents and  for a simple fraction
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.

 

Science

Living Things and Their Habitats

Pupils should be taught to:

  •   describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  •  describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

Earth and Space

  •  describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
  • describe the movement of the Moon relative the Earth
  • describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night.

IPC – AD 900

The Big Idea

What holds an empire together? Perhaps it is faith – a belief in a single god or many different gods. Perhaps it is dependency – a need to work together and to help one another. Or perhaps it is leadership – strong individuals whose power and wisdom are admired. These bonds help to make empires strong. But the bigger they become, the more difficult they are to hold together…

Explaining the Theme

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the Maya from the buildings and artefacts they left behind
  • How the Maya worshipped their gods
  • How the Maya used glyphs for writing and counting
  • Why the Maya empire declined
  • What Benin City in West Africa might have looked like
  • How to use different sources to find out about the Kingdom of Benin
  • How the Edo/Benin people celebrate and worship
  • What happened to the Kingdom of Benin
  • Why the prophet Mohammad was so important to the Islamic civilisation
  • About the achievements and inventions of the Golden Age of Islam
  • Why the Islamic empire declined

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make West African masquerade masks and costumes
  • How to create Islamic art
  • In Music, we’ll be finding out:
  • How to plan and perform our own West African masquerade

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the culture and traditions of modern day Maya and Muslims

 

 

Our Learning in Action