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.

 

Summer Curriculum

English

During this term we will be writing a range of narrative stories, non-fiction texts and poems to gather evidence for our SAT’s writing grade.

Maths

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

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
  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning, and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

 

IPC- Going Global

At a time when transport and communication can connect the world in more ways than ever before, what we buy and what we consume can have a profound impact on the lives and societies of people around the world. To be a global citizen is to become a part of something bigger than ourselves. Each of us has a responsibility to the communities of which we are a part – to respect each other’s cultures and needs, to support one another and ensure that we work together locally, nationally and globally.

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the countries that produce the clothes we wear and the products we use
  • Where our food comes from
  • What products our home countries and host country import and export
  • How we can support the resources and industry in our local area
  • About tourism and its impact on countries and cultures
  • How we can create an eco-friendly, sustainable holiday resort
  • How global alliances and organisations can help countries to trade

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • How people used to trade in the past
  • What goods were available to past societies
  • How new products were discovered by explorers

In Society, we’ll be finding out:

  • About our needs and wants, and how they compare with the needs and wants of others
  • About the work of international charities
  • How some people are suffering as a result of the global market

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to create our own global brand and market it to others

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • How Fair Trade helps the lives of farmers and producers in poorer countries
  • About media products (such as film, television and music) and how countries are affected by media globalisation

 

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.