Miss Connor is our class teacher and our teaching assistants are; Miss McGuire, Mrs Luximon and Mrs Best. We hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are as excited as we are to be starting a new school year at Mosscroft Primary School.
On behalf of Year 6, we would like to welcome you to our page on the school website. 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 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.
*Practice their spellings with them, help children to find the best strategy for them.
*Read, write and order numbers to ten million
*Compare and round numbers to ten million
*Use negative numbers to calculate intervals
Number – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
*multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
*divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by
*solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
Number – Fractions (including decimals and percentages)
*add and subtract fractions with different denominators 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
*identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places
During this term we will be focusing on writing newspaper articles, creating our own myth and legend stories, instructional writing and poetry. We will be using, The Water tower and The Adventures of Odysseus to explore these different writing genres.
IPC – The Great, the bold and the brave
The big idea
The history of western civilisation begins with the Greeks. Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on their own ideas and cultures –creating the world we know today.
In History, we’ll be finding out:
Finding out about the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta
Exploring the political systems in Athens and Sparta
Finding out about the Persian Wars and their impact on Greece
Learning about Athenian life by studying the Parthenon
Finding out about the origins of the Olympic Games
Planning and performing our own Greek play
about people and culture through archaeological evidence
In Music, we’ll be finding out:
Learning about the role of the Greek chorus and writing our own songs
In Art, we’ll be finding out:
Finding out about Ancient Greek art
Creating our own piece of art in a Greek style
In International, we’ll be finding out:
Finding out about the effects of invasion on countries around the world
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.