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 as we will be using these at school. Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions!
https://www.mathsisfun.com/ (good for revising formal methods of calculation, including fractions)
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!
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.
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:
Concepts covered will include:
Basic skills practice/revision in both literacy and numeracy will continue throughout the term.
The children will learn about evolution and inheritance
The children will develop control techniques using cardboard and modroc.
Design and Technology
Design and make a healthy snack wrap.
Work will include the research of differences between European and South American homes and lifestyles; describing rooms; presenting information about opinions and future aspirations.
Improvisation and composition
Hockey and dance
Homework routines will continue from the autumn term. Additional homework may be given to support preparation for the tests.
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:
Monday 13 May 2019
English grammar, punctuation and spelling papers 1 and 2
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Mathematics papers 1 and 2
Thursday 16 May 2019
Mathematics paper 3
Topics for Autumn Term 2018
Domestic Church – Family - Loving
Baptism/Confirmation – Belonging - Vocation and Commitment
Advent/Christmas – Loving - Expectations.
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:
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.
Electricity, Light, Animals including humans.
Young Authors – creating storyboards and eBooks.
Stocks and Shares – analysing data and developing ‘office’ skills.
Online safety – ongoing.
Developing mapping skills.
What was the impact of WW1 on the people of Liverpool?
WW1 artist Paul Nash, with particular focus on his style, drawing and painting skills.
Using electrical and mechanical components to design and make a working torch.
Sentence building – read and write sentences with connectives.
Rhythm and pulse, notation and vocabulary.
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