Year 6

Welcome Year 6 to your final year at Canon Popham!

Summer Term 1: April – May 2018
(Please also see our Curriculum Page)

Easter Homework Answers:

Below are the answers to the 10 for 10 tasks so that your child can get immediate feedback.
Could parents please make a note of any areas that require gap teaching so that we can endeavour to cover as much as possible over the next 6 weeks?

10-4-1010-4-10 KS2 Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling – Parents Glossary

10-4-10 KS2 Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Answers

10-4-10 KS2 Reading Answers

10-4-10 KS2 Mathematics (Expected Standard) Answers

10-4-10 KS2 Mathematics (Above Expected Standard) Answers

A copy of the SATS meeting presentation PowerPoint can be seen here.

Here is what we shall be learning this Summer Term 1

This half term we shall be preparing for the upcoming SATS in May so the main teaching will be of Maths and English.  The children are working really hard and I am proud of their hard work and dedication.

English
Debates / Formal Letters

The children shall be looking at the language of debate and creating balanced arguments.
We shall also be writing formal letters based upon topics that the children feel strongly about.
Children will also take part in daily whole class reading sessions as well as spelling, grammar and punctuation tasks.

Maths

Ratio:
Using ratio language
Ratio and fractions
Introducing the ratio symbol
Calculating ratio
Using scale factors
Calculating scale factors
Ratio and proportion problems

Properties of shapes:
Measure with a protractor
Introduce angles
Calculate angles
Vertically opposite angles
Angles in a triangle
Angles in a triangle – special cases
Angles in a triangle – missing angles
Angles in special quadrilaterals
Angles in regular polygons
Draw shapes accurately

Science
BODY PUMP- continued
This module builds on learning about the human body from Key Stage 1, when they learned that humans and other animals need water, food and air in order to survive, and also during lower Key Stage 2, when they investigated the muscular, skeletal and digestive systems. In this module children learn about the human circulatory system and how it enables their bodies to function. They find out about the main parts of the circulatory system: the heart, blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) and blood, and how these work together to deliver oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body. They will find out how the heart works, the main components of blood and the function of the different types of blood vessels. They will also learn about how water is transported through the body and develop their understanding of the importance of water to human health.

PE
Children will need to bring their outdoor games kit at the start of the week to be kept in school. In year 6, PE will take place on a FRIDAY.

Reading
10 minutes homework for 5 nights a week!
Children in KS2 are expected to read at least 20 times in the month. For reading 20 times they will get a GOLDEN TICKET.
Please continue to read with your child their school reading books and any books/magazine from home – READING is FUN!!

Homework
Reading – daily 10 minutes
Spellings – given out every Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.
Maths – given out Fridays (CGP 10 minute tests). The booklets must be handed in by the following Friday at the latest so we can go through it in class.

If you have any worries or concerns please come and see me as soon as possible; no worry is too small.
The best time to do this is after school at 3:30pm on a Tuesday or Thursday.

Booster Classes continue every Tuesday from 3:30pm. They shall finish at 4:30pm. Your child is welcome to bring a small snack to this session.

Extra boosters are taking place on:
Wednesdays: Reading
Thursdays: Maths

Thank you.
Mrs N. Clemitshaw