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Year 6

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Meet the Dream Team

Mr Taylor and Mrs Rai (6 Gold)

Ms Gyamerah and Miss Mack (6 Shonar)

Miss Lewsey and Mrs Hyams (6 Or)

Miss Nottage and Mrs Hyams (6 Auksas)

Miss Harris, Mrs Cooper and Mrs Raybould (6 Ouro)

SATs Preparation

This is it! We are in the run up to SATs. With only 12 weeks and counting, it is extremely important you are working with your chlid at home to ensure they are as prepared as possible. This, not only, includes reading, spelling journals and Maths logs but also making sure children are going to bed early so that they are in the best position to learn as much as possible in school.

Here are some websites that may help you with your child:

Spring 1

English

In English our learning will be focused on the following genres, which will reflect a variety of writing styles.

 Narrative Writing

We will be learning about narrative writing and different techniques writers use. We will be using Siobhan Dowd’s London Eye Mystery and looking at structure and form of writing.

Non-Fiction Texts

The children will be looking at a range of non-fiction texts. We will be studying the way these texts are laid out, their purpose and how they share information. We will also be looking at the techniques writers use to make information accessible.

 

Whole Class Reading

We have recently began completing whole class reading everyday at the start of the day. We focus on one piece of writing per week (in a range of genres) and look at the text in detail. Children will complete a comprehension as well as discuss the text with partners, groups and as a class.

 

Maths

In Maths, chn will be focusing on decimals at the beginning of the term. They will be identifying the value of each digit in decimals up to 3 decimal places and multiplying and dividing them by 10, 100 and 1000. They will also be using written methods to multiply and divide numbers with up to 2 decimal places.

 

This will link into percentages and fractions where children will be finding fractions, decimals and percentages that are equivalent to each other. They will also be finding percentages of numbers.

 

Children will then be introduced to algebra where they will be using simple formulae and generating and describing linear number sequences.

 

Science

In Science this half term, children will be focusing on Light. Here they will be developing a more detailed understanding of mirrors and the reflections that they form, and applying this understanding to make a periscope. They will be introduced to ray diagrams that can be used to represent the behaviour of light. They will use these diagrams, together with the fact that light travels in straight lines, to explain the formation of shadows and how their size and shape can be affected. They will investigate how white light is made up of many colours of light and how these can be split apart by a prism or in a rainbow, as well as how the colours can be joined together to make white again. In several lessons children will engage in illustrative practical activities to explore these phenomena. They will also carry out a fair test investigation to measure the size of shadows compared to the relative positions of the light sources, the object making the shadow and the screen.

 

Autumn 2 Learning

English

In English, our learning will be focused on the following genres, which will reflect a variety of writing styles.

 Classic Poetry:

We will be looking at examples of classic poetry and doing several types of writing around them. The children will have the opportunity to read and learn about a range of different styles of poetry by different poets.

Non-Fiction Texts :

The children will be looking at a range of non-fiction texts. We will be studying the way these texts are laid out, their purpose and how they share information.

 

 

Maths

In Maths this half term, there will be a focus on fractions and the wide variety of ways in which  they can be used in Maths.

Children will be: simplifying fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, multiplying and dividing fractions, multiply fractions by a whole number, multiplying fractions by fractions, finding fractions of amounts and solving reasoning problems using fractions.Children will be encouraged to use concrete, pictorial and  abstract (number sentences) methods of showing their answers.

November is also known as Barvember in school. This is to promote the use bar modelling in everyday Maths (see the links below for more information).

Creative Curriculum

In Creative Curriculum this half term, children will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. They will be placing  events on a Greek timeline. This will include learning about AD and BC and understanding the origins.  They will then be learning about a range of Greek Gods and myths. Also, they will be learning about the life people lived in Ancient Greece.

See the links below for more information.

 

 

Autumn 1 Learning

English

 

During the first half term in English we will be using the book The Dish and the Spoon to cover several genres. These will include diary entries and play scripts. The children will have the chance to write in these genres and see how a multi modal text can be used to cover different styles of writing.

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We are also covering the Michael Morpurgo book, Kensuke's Kingdom. Children will be developing their skills in persuasive arguments as well as working on improving their comprehension skills. Finally, they will be writing informal letters, whilst taking on the role of the main character from the story, Michael.

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Maths

In Maths this half term, we will be starting with the building blocks of all Mathematics, Place Value. From there, we will be moving onto the four operations (add, subtract, multiply and divide). 

 

In Maths this year, we will be encouraging the children to use a range of thinking skills to not only solve calculations but also visualise them in different ways (see pictures below).

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Science

In Science this half term, we will be looking at how things change based on different environments. We will be studying the effects of selective breeding as well as how environment can effect the evolution of a species. We will also be conducting an experiment to show how changing various aspects of environment can effect the growth of a plant.

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