Miss Connor is our class teacher and our teaching assistants are; Ms Ellison and Mrs Best.

Welcome to the summer term-our final at Mosscroft Primary School. We can’t believe how quick this year has gone by.

 

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:

 

Homework

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!

 

Important Information

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.

 

Summer Curriculum

English

During this term we will be working with the books: The Selfish Giant and King Kong. During these book studies we will be writing for a range of different purposes.

 

Maths

Geometry

  • Draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles.
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons.
  • Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.

Statistics

  • Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius.
  • Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.
  • Calculate the mean as an average.

 

Science

Living Things and Their Habitats

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 

Evolution and Inheritance

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.


IPC – Building a Village

The Big Idea

Is this neighbourhood a good place to live – what do you think? Have you ever wondered why people in the past chose to live here? Together, we are going to find out about the places where people live. We’ll be looking at different countries as well as different times in history and different societies.

 

Explaining the Theme

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different types of settlements
  • About services in our local area
  • About village life in our host and home country
  • How to map and record geographical information

 

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the history of our local area
  • About the history of two settlements from the host and home countries
  • How to use evidence to research and record history
  • How to create a settlements museum

 

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • What materials are used in local buildings
  • How to make concrete
  • How to make our own Roman road
  • About eco-friendly buildings and settlements

 

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • About extra services for our local area
  • How we could encourage friendship in our area

 

 

Our Learning in Action

In Geography, we have been taking a closer look at our mapping skills, specifically the world map. We worked in groups to draw the world map and then labelled the seven continents and five oceans. Then we talk about how usually we see world maps as flat, but actually the world is round.  Miss Connor set us a challenge create our own globe adding the continents and oceans in the correct locations.

 

 

To start our Autumn IPC topic; The great, the bold and the brave Miss Connor save each team a picture of a famous Greek building. Our challenge was to use paper, card, glue, scissors and tape to create a 3D model of the building.

 

On Friday 13th October, Year 6 visited Prescot Museum for a special “Behind the Scenes” visit. This included a tour of the display and a trip up to the collections store to have a handling session and see the objects that aren’t on public show.

 Computing Lessons

During the Autumn term we have been learning about coding and programming. Click on the links below to watch our videos which explain what we have learnt throughout this topic.

A new book(3)

A new book(4)

A new book(11)

A new book(12)

A new book(13)

A new book(14)

 

During the Autumn term, Year 6 enjoying helping their reception buddies enjoy their lunch.