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Year 6


Teacher: Mrs Curtis
TA: Miss Cato

Welcome to Year 6

Happy New Year!

Miss Cato and myself (Mrs Curtis), thank you for the seasonal messages and gifts, and hope you had a lovely break and are rested and restored for the year ahead.

We are very fortunate to welcome a new member to the Year 6 team, Mrs Sophie Willett, who will be assisting some children in their learning. She will be with us all day Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings, and is very experienced in the expectations for Y6.

This term, I believe the main focus from the children’s point of view, is our school journey to PGL, which will take place in the final week (1st - 4th April), but there are a few other things going on as well!

Our set curriculum continues as follows:

RE – Buddhism and Christianity (taught by Miss Cato)

PSHE – various topics, including personal safety, health and well-being and citizenship

English and Maths - ongoing development of skills. (In guided reading, we will be looking at reading test papers to understand what is required to achieve ARE in reading.)

Computing – coding, Word skills and research

Our curriculum foci for this term are as follows:

Science – Classification and animal adaptation/habitats/micro-organisms

Geography – Dividing the world – starting with UK, then Europe before moving onto climate, etc.

PE – fitness training & multi-skills (Friday mornings), PE with Coach Graham (Wednesday afternoons).

Apart from the usual expectations for reading every evening homework will, for the mostpart, be as follows: Maths and English (one piece of each per week – set on a Wednesday to be in on Monday); spelling words will be set on Fridays for testing the following Friday. There may occasionally be other homework in place of or in addition to the above. Homework may be in the form of revision. As always, homework not handed in on time, or not completed to a satisfactory standard, will need to be completed at break or lunchtimes.

Following a lovely term in which we saw the children grow and mature, we are looking forward to a hard (there is lots to do!) but enjoyable term ahead.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns or questions.

Autumn Term Timetable

In Year 6 we learn to:

 

 

Reading

 

  • Refer to text to support opinions and predictions.
  • Give a view about choice of vocabulary, structure, etc.
  • Distinguish between fact and opinion.
  • Appreciate how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect.
  • Recognise:
  • o   complex sentences with more than one subordinate clause

    o   phrases which add detail to sentences

  • Explain how a writer has used sentences to create particular effects.
  • Skim and scan to aide note-taking.
  • Our reading scheme is Bug club from Pearson

 

 

 

Writing

 

  • Use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.
  • Use passive voice where appropriate.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. The fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).
  • Use a sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type.
  • Use semi-colon, colon or dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses.
  • Use colon to introduce a list and semi colon within a list.
  • Use correct punctuation of bullet points.
  • Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity.
  • Use full range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.
  • Use wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.
  • Use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.
  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.

 

Maths

 

  • Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
  • Compare and order numbers up to 10,000,000.
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Identify the value of each digit to 3 decimal places.
  • Use knowledge of order of operations to carry out calculations involving four operations.
  • Multiply  4-digit by 2-digit
  • Divide 4-digit by 2-digit
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers.
  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in the simplest form.
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.
  • Calculate % of whole number.