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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

We hope you had a great summer break – we’re really looking forward to meeting you all.

Please see below for information about what the children will be learning this term.

 

Topics for Autumn Term 2018

RE

Domestic Church – Family - Loving

Baptism/Confirmation – Belonging - Vocation and Commitment

Advent/Christmas – Loving - Expectations.

Literacy

Our class novel is Private Peaceful by Michael Murpurgo. We will also be studying war poetry and persuasive texts. Written work derived from this will include:

  • Recount
  • Diary entries
  • Poetry
  • Persuasive writing
  • Narrative
  • Explanation

Throughout the units taught, the children will be taught the following basic skills:

Active and passive voice, cohesion, formal and informal speech, question tags, synonyms and antonyms, clauses, proofreading, semi-colons and colons.

Numeracy

  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
  • Multiply multi-digit number up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number using the formal written method of long multiplication.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions or by rounding as appropriate for the context.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number using the formal written method of short division, interpreting remainders according to context.
  • Perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers.
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
  • Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1.
  • Generate and describe linear number sequences (with fractions).
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominations and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions.
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.

Science

Electricity, Light, Animals including humans.

Computing

Young Authors – creating storyboards and eBooks.

Stocks and Shares – analysing data and developing ‘office’ skills.

Online safety – ongoing.

Geography

Developing mapping skills.

History

What was the impact of WW1 on the people of Liverpool?

Art

WW1 artist Paul Nash, with particular focus on his style, drawing and painting skills.

DT

Using electrical and mechanical components to design and make a working torch.

Spanish

Sentence building – read and write sentences with connectives.

Music

Rhythm and pulse, notation and vocabulary.

PE

Netball (defending and attacking) and gymnastics (balance and sequence). Our PE day is Thursday - please send kits in as soon as possible.

As you know, homework is an important part of consolidating the children’s knowledge of what they learn in school. The children will receive spellings and punctuation or grammar based homework on Mondays, to be returned on Thursdays. Additionally, they will receive comprehension and numeracy homework on Fridays, to be returned on Mondays.

Many thanks for your support, we will see you soon.

Mrs Nevin and Miss Fearon

Journey in Love

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.
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