Year 6

Welcome to Year 6.

We have a very exciting two terms ahead of us. As always in year 6 we will be looking forward to approaching our challenges with resilience and enjoyment and we are excited to discover all of the amazing things that lie ahead!

St Peter

Miss King (Teacher)

Miss D Green (Trainee Teacher)

Mrs Alexander (Teaching Assistant)

St Paul

Miss Smart (Teacher)

Miss V Green (Teaching Assistant)

ENGLISH

Term 3: POR Novel ‘Journey to the River Sea’

Journey to the River Sea

Maia, an orphan, can’t wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon. She imagines a loving family with whom she will share great adventures. Instead she finds two spiteful cousins who see the jungle as the enemy and refuse to go outdoors. But the wonders of the rainforest more than make up for the hideous Carters. And when Maia meets a mysterious boy who lives alone on the wild river shores, she begins a spectacular journey to the heart of the extraordinary new world.

This term the children will:

  • Write a persuasive one-sided argument (Clovis should go to Westwood)
  • Write a formal letter (From Mr. Low and Mr. Trapwood to Sir Aubrey, explaining that they have failed to find his long-lost grandson, Finn Taverner)
  • Write a newspaper report (Manaus report on the fire)
  • Write an informal letter (From Maia to Clovis telling him about her life now she is with the Xanti tribe)
  • Write a narrative (First person narrative from Miss Minton’s perspective ‘Children should live big lives’)

Term 4: POR Novel ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’

The Adventures of Odysseus

In this retelling of Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, tells the story of Odysseus’s return home to Ithica from fighting in the Trojan wars. His journey is beset by danger, challenges and tragedy. Each of the stories in the book would stand alone as short stories, but they also work as a complete sequence, in which Odysseus tells the story of his travels and then finally returns home, to yet more challenges.

This term the children will:

  • Write a descriptive piece of writing (The Godesses)
  • Write a narrative in the subjunctive form (Odysseus’ dream)
  • Write a diary entry (Recount from the Cyclops)
  • Write a narrative (The sack of winds/ The land of dead)
  • Write a brochure (Holiday brochure for Greece)
  • Write a non- chronological report (species found in the land of the dead)

Some key grammar features to remember are modal verbs and adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility, expanded nouns phrases, dialogue, adverbials, subordinate and relative clauses, parenthesis (using brackets, dashes and commas), commas for clarity, cohesive devices (such as repetitions, pronouns and conjunctions), prepositional phrases, cursive handwriting and year 5/6 spelling words.

Maths

Term 3 and 4 will be very exciting and  busy in Maths! Firstly, in term 3 we will work towards covering the rest of the strands on the National Curriculum, which means we will working through many topics in the next few weeks. After that, we will focus more on revision and applying our understanding to reasoning, problem solving and mathematical investigations. As we approach SAT’s time, we will ensure that , as resilient learners, we can tackle any challenge with vigour.

Here are some of the objectives we will be working on this term:

To recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per 100’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal fraction.

To recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts

To solve problems involving the relative sizes of 2 quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts

To solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison

To solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found

To solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples

To use simple formulae

To generate and describe linear number sequences

To express missing number problems algebraically

To find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns

To enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables.

To solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places.

To convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume time, miles and kilometres

To describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)

To draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes

To recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters.

To recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes.

To calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3)

To calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

RELIGION

 

Term 3: Exploring the Mass

The objectives we will cover are:

  • I know that Jesus is the bread of life and what this means for us.
  • I understand that Jesus made a New Covenant with us and can think about our part in this Covenant.
  • I understand the Penitential Act and the Liturgy of the Word and can reflect in my participation in them.
  • I can reflect on the offerings we can make at the Offertory and what the Consecration means for us.
  • I realise that we receive Jesus in Holy Communion and am aware of how important this is for us.
  • I can understand the importance of the Eucharist and that Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament to help us.
  • I can reflect on how the Mass influences believers and what that means for me.

 

Term 4: Jesus the Messiah 

The objectives we will cover are:

  • I can deepen my understanding of Jesus and reflect on what I believe about my faith.
  • I understand that Jesus is the Messiah and am aware of what this means for us.
  • I know about the final journey Jesus made to Jerusalem and can reflect on the thoughts and feelings of Jesus.
  • I know about the events of Holy Thursday and can reflect on the importance of these events.
  • I know about the crucifixion of Jesus and can reflect on what it was like for Mary and the Disciples.
  • I can deepen my understanding of the resurrection and can reflect on what it means for us.
  • I know about the Holy Week ceremonies in church and can reflect on their importance for us.

Jigsaw (PSHE)

Term 3: Dreams and Goals                   Term 4: Healthy me

SCIENCE

 

 Term 3: Electricity

The objectives we will cover are:

  •  I can explain the importance of the major discoveries in electricity.
  • I can observe and explain the effects of differing volts in a circuit.
  • I can compare and give reasons for variations in how components function
  • I can conduct an investigation, presenting and report findings on the effect of wire
  • I can investigate my results further.

 

Term 4: Evolution and Inheritance

The objectives we will cover are:

  • I can explain the scientific concept of inheritance.
  •  I can demonstrate understanding of the scientific
    meaning of adaptation.
  • I can identify the key ideas of the theory of evolution.
  • I can identify evidence for evolution from fossil
    records.
  • I can understand how human beings have evolved.
  • I can explain how adaptations can result in both
    advantages and disadvantages.
  • I can explain how human intervention affects
    evolution.

History

Term 3: The Vikings and Anglo- Saxons 

The objectives we will cover are:

  • I can explain how the legal system worked in Anglo- Saxon Britain.
  • I can explain how the last Anglo-Saxon kings shaped Britain.
  • I can conduct a local history study, focusing on the Viking’s impact on East Anglia/ Wessex and specific points of interest in my locality. (The Vikings in East Anglia and Wessex/King Edmund of East Anglia- Bury St Edmunds/King Alfred and the siege of Rochester)
  • I can summarise the main points of my local history study and discus it’s impact on my locality

History

Term 4: Ancient Greece

 

The objectives we will cover are:

  • I can explain how and why empires grow.
  • I can explain how the political system worked in Ancient Greece and compare this system with other political systems.
  • I can learn about the past from sources including art.
  • I can compare different city-states and recall facts about the Battle of Marathon.
  • I can find out about Ancient Greek gods and goddesses and am able to use this knowledge to plan my own Greek myth.
  • I can use a range of sources to find out about the past and then present my findings.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

Term 3 and 4: Dance and Basketball

MFL: French 

 

Term 3: Les vêtements (Clothes)        Term 4: J’habite (I live)

Parent/Carer Charter

  • To read with your child daily and sign learning journal
  • To encourage your child to complete homework to the best of their ability and with 100% effort
  • To ensure children continue to practise spellings and times tables daily
  • To maintain a positive attitude towards school and learning

 

Important dates

 

  • Tuesday 2nd October: Y6 Open Morning
  • Monday 8th October: Y6 Parent meetings

 

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Miss Smart and Miss King

 

HOMEWORK

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HOMEWORK

Reading: x 20 minutes daily (minimum)

Children must be listened to reading and encouraged to discuss what they have read. Their journal should be signed each night/morning showing this.

 

Spelling: children will receive 15 spellings a week, which will be taught to them on Monday. They will be tested on theses spellings every Friday. The children will identify in their learning journals which spellings they have spelt correctly/incorrectly.

 

Times tables: It is essential that children practise their times tables every evening. They play a crucial role and aid your child’s understanding in Maths.

 

Comprehension: Children will receive a comprehension text every Friday to be returned and marked every Friday. This gives children 6 nights to read, discuss and answer questions on the text. As in class, children should make footnotes on each text before attempting the questions, as this is good practise for their exams.

 

Maths: children will receive Maths homework every Friday to be returned and marked every Friday. This homework will be based on misconceptions or classroom learning and should be given full attention and effort. If children have difficulty, they should speak to their class teacher before the homework is due.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is due back the following Friday (apart from weekly spellings).

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