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

We hope you have all has a fantastic Christmas and happy new year!

 

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-2017-2018

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.

 

Snowy Weather Day

If school is closed due to the bad weather, we have lots of activities for you to do at home! When you come back, bring your work into school and show us what you have been up to!

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 focusing on writing adventure and fantasy stories, writing persuasive leaflets and non-fiction 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)

 

IPC – Invaders

In History, we’ll be finding out:

  • When and where the Vikings came from and why they raided Britain.
  • About significance of Anglo-Saxon kings during the Viking period.
  • Who King Ethelred II was and say when and why Danegeld was introduced.
  • About key aspects of Viking life.
  • How the legal system worked in Anglo-Saxon Britain.
  • How the last Anglo-Saxon kings shaped Britain.

In Design and Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • Different designs of a Viking longboat.
  • How to develop and design a longboat using sketches and annotations.
  • How to use a wider range of materials and tools to make a longboat.
  • How to use a wide range of ingredients to make Viking dishes.
  • About evaluating ideas and products again their own design criteria.

In Art, we’ll be finding out:

  • About different Viking shield designs.
  • How to design our own Viking shield.
  • Art techniques including drawing and painting with a range of materials to create a Viking shield.

 

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • About the effects of invasion on countries around the world

 

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

  • Identify and describe the position and significance of: lines of latitude & longitude, equator, north & south hemisphere and tropics of Cancer & Capricorn
  • Identify and describe the position and significance of: Arctic & Antarctic circle and time zones (including day and night)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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