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Year 6

Welcome back – we hope you all had a restful Easter break and are looking forward to the summer term.

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The SATs will soon be upon us, please see below for a reminder of the timetable.

 

Date

Activity

Monday 13 May 2019

English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2

 

Tuesday 14 May 2019

English reading

 

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Mathematics papers 1 and 2

 

Thursday 16 May 2019

Mathematics paper 3

Please note – our SATs clubs (before and after school) will finish the week before SATs i.e. the last club will be on the morning of Thursday 9th May.

It is vital that your child is in school on time for the week of the tests. Please support the children in ensuring this. Thank you.

Topics for the summer term are as follows:

RE

  • Witnesses
  • Healing
  • Common Good

Literacy

Our novel for this term is ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.

We will also be studying the work of William Shakespeare.

Work derived from the texts will include:

  • Identifying purpose and author
  • Selecting appropriate grammar, vocabulary and structure
  • Building cohesion
  • Using a wide range of clause structures
  • Using the semi-colon to mark boundaries between clauses
  • Punctuating bullet points consistently

Numeracy

Geometry: properties of shape; measuring and drawing angles accurately; comparing and classifying geometric shapes; position and direction; statistics, including interpreting and drawing pie charts.

 

Science

Living things and their habitats.

 

Art and Design

Using sketch books to design a variety of maps; creating digital maps.

DT

Textiles and mouldable materials.

 

Geography

Mapping skills; study of Jamaica; recognizing geographical features.

History

The Mayan civilisation.

Computing

Wearable technology/graphics.

Spanish

Focus on sport

Music

Bob Marley style (reggae).

PE

Athletics and rounders

Just a reminder that our SATs club starts after school next Tuesday, 5th March from 3.15 - 4.15pm.

 Please follow the link below to view a glossary of terms for English.

Thank you

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/244216/English_Glossary.pdf

 

As you know, this term is very busy in Year 6. Please make sure that your child is not late to school as they might miss something very important. Thank you for your support.

We've added some useful links below to support SATs preparation at home. We ask that the children don't try any papers from 2014 onwards as we will be using these at school. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!

https://www.sats-papers.co.uk/

https://www.examninja.co.uk/tips/sats-revision/

English Revision

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/

Maths Revision

https://www.mathsisfun.com/ (good for revising formal methods of calculation, including fractions)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

Just a reminder that we are holding a parents' information meeting for our trip to Robin Wood on Wednesday 30th January at 3.30pm.

See you there!

Welcome back!

We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the very best for 2019.

Spring Term Topics 2019

Please see our curriculum map (below) for further information.

RE

Following the 'Come and See' scheme of work, our topics for this term are:

Sources

Unity

Death and New Life

Literacy

Throughout the spring term, the children will be studying ‘The Man Who Walked Between the Towers’, by Mordicai Gerstein; ‘The Giant’s Necklace’, by Michael Morpurgo and ‘The Watertower’, by Gary Crew and Steve Woolman.

In preparation for the Key Stage 2 tests, SPaG and written work will include:

  • Active and passive voice
  • Building cohesion within and across paragraphs
  • Blending action, dialogue and description
  • Using hyphens to avoid ambiguity
  • Using the ellipsis to link ideas between paragraphs
  • Revision of concepts taught previously

Numeracy

Concepts covered will include:

  • Number: Decimals
  • Number: Percentages
  • Measurement
  • Number: Algebra
  • Number: Ratio
  • Geometry and Statistics

 

Basic skills practice/revision in both literacy and numeracy will continue throughout the term.

Science

The children will learn about evolution and inheritance

 

Art

The children will develop control techniques using cardboard and modroc.

Design and Technology

Design and make a healthy snack wrap.

 

Computing

  • Wearable technology
  • Design, write and debug programs

Spanish

Work will include the research of differences between European and South American homes and lifestyles; describing rooms; presenting information about opinions and future aspirations.

Music

Improvisation and composition

 

PE

Hockey and dance

Homework

Homework routines will continue from the autumn term. Additional homework may be given to support preparation for the tests.

SATs

We intend to run after school clubs to support SATs revision – we will send out information in due course.

This year’s SATs tests will take place during the week commencing 13th May 2019. Please see below for the timetable:

Date

Activity

Monday 13 May 2019

English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2

Tuesday 14 May 2019

English reading

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Mathematics papers 1 and 2

Thursday 16 May 2019

Mathematics paper 3

 

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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