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Year 6

It has been so lovely to have our fabulous Year 6 children in school this week and has been great fun getting to know them. They have really impressed us with their resilience and hard work - a big 'well done' to all. 

Please see below regarding homework, which has been issued this week, and we'd also like to remind you that the children should have a bottle of water in school to keep on their desks during the day. We ask that although they might have juice for with their lunch, water is provided for class - that way any spillages don't cause too much damage. 

We'd also like to remind you that we encourage the children to bring in a healthy snack for break time. 

Thank you for for your support, we hope to see you all soon. 

 

A huge welcome back to all of our children and families, we have missed you all!

It is lovely to introduce you all to Year 6 and we are all very much looking forward to the year ahead. Below are the topics for the autumn term, however there will be some flexibility as we catch up with the time lost during the last academic year.

 

Year 6 staff:

 

Mrs Nevin- Class Teacher

Miss Brownbill - Class Teacher mornings only

Mrs Hunter - one-to-one

Miss Chambers one-to-one

 

Autumn Term 2020

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 reading Rose Blanche and through these texts, 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 revise previous concepts learned and will also 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

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). Please send kits in as soon as possible.

Homework

As you know, homework is an important part of consolidating the children’s knowledge of what they learn in school. The children will receive worksheets consisting of spellings and punctuation or grammar-based homework on Mondays. Additionally, they will receive numeracy worksheets on Fridays. When possible, these will be added to the homework folder below. Each child will be given a book to complete their homework in. For now, this should be kept at home but we will go through the homework in class.

The children will all be given a home reading book. This should stay at home until completed but will be referenced in class. Please support your child with reading by encouraging them to read, for at least 15 minutes per day.

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

Mrs Nevin, Miss Brownbill, Mrs Hunter and Miss Chambers

Curriculum Map Y6 2020-21

  • 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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