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.

 

With the cold, bitter weather upon us, below is a list of activities for your child to complete, if there is a school closure due to sever weather.

Snowy Weather Day Activities

 

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.

 

Spring Curriculum

English

During this term we will be learning how to write suspense and flashback stories. We will also study a range of non-fiction texts; non-chronological reports and explanation texts.

 

Maths

Percentages

  • Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison.
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages including in different contexts.

Ratio and Proportion

  • Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts.
  • Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found.
  • Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.

Algebra

  • Use simple formulae
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences.
  • Express missing number problems algebraically.
  • Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.
  • Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.

Measurement

  • Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate.
  • Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to 3dp.
  • Convert between miles and kilometres.
  • Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa.
  • Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes.
  • Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles.
  • Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cm3, m3 and extending to other units (mm3, km3)

Science

Forces

Pupils should be taught to:

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object
  •  identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
  • recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Properties of Materials

Pupils should be taught to:

  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic

 

IPC- Mission to Mars

One day, humans may need to leave Earth and settle on another planet. Mars is our most likely destination – a world that we believe once harboured life and, with our intervention, may do so again in the future.

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the planets in our solar system
  • About mass and weight, and the effects of gravity
  • How to grow seeds and plants, and choose those that will be suitable for Mars
  • How to identify a living organism
  • About different energy sources
  • About different forces and their effects
  • How to choose the best energy source/s for our Mars shelter

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the geographical features of Mars
  • How we can prove that there was once water on Mars

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the technology that has been used to explore Mars
  • How to design and make a robot to explore Mars
  • How to design and make a suitable shelter for living on Mars

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • About what people in the past used to think about Mars
  • About the evidence to prove and disprove intelligent life on Mars

In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to ensure we are fit and healthy for our space mission
  • How to plan and test our own exercises suitable for space travel

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to work as a team
  • How to assemble a successful team for our mission to Mars

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to write our own international rules and regulations for Mars
  • About the reasons why we might one day need to live on another planet

 

Our Learning in Action

 

This year our diversity focus was Black History Month. During this week we went on a trip to the Slavery Museum on Liverpool Docks. While at the museum we took part in a workshop about what everyday life was like in Africa. We learnt a lot about different African objects and had lots of fun trying some of the artefacts out ourselves.