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Year 6


Teacher: Mrs Curtis
TA: Mr Dunz/ Mrs Rawlings

News from Year 6

 

Hello Summer!

What a fantastic end (if a little damp and muddy) to the Spring term! PGL was an amazing experience during which we were witness to the encouragement and support our Year 6 have for each other. They challenged themselves and overcame fears and difficulties – I saw an incredible growth of confidence in many! I extend my grateful thanks to Mrs Rawlings, Mr Dunz and John Curtis for giving up their own time to accompany the children.

It is set to be a busy term ahead. For the first few weeks of term we will be looking at SATs papers and practising for the test week, beginning 14th May. This is obviously a very important time and we hope you will make every effort to ensure your child attends school. After this, we will be completing our school journey diaries and preparing for our Y5/Y6 end of year production. (Please be aware that I will not be able to allocate a major part in our production to any child who is taking a holiday during school time, as those with important roles will be crucial to rehearsals.)

Our curriculum foci for this term are as follows:

English and Maths will involve a continuation of the curriculum, and some project work.

Science – Health and Lifestyles (taught by Mrs Strugnell).

PSHE - SRE (Sex and Relationship Education); young people and the law; preparation for secondary school.

Geography – UK and the World.

DT and Art – K’Nex challenge; props-making for production.

Computing – coding and spreadsheets (continuing).

Music – singing for our production.

PE – athletics and field games on Monday afternoons; ‘Game On’ on Thursday afternoons.

Apart from the usual expectations for reading every evening, homework will consist of revision activities during the first few weeks and thereafter will be determined by the needs of the various projects we are undertaking, including learning lines and practising parts. As always, homework not handed in on time, or not completed to a satisfactory standard, will need to be completed at break or lunchtimes.

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

Mrs Curtis.

Summer term Timetables

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.