Year 6

Welcome Year 6 to your final year at Canon Popham!

Autumn Term Two – November 2018
(Please also see our Curriculum Page)

Welcome back, I hope you have had a lovely half term.

Here is what we shall be learning in our second half term this autumn.
Our topic is “What is Kensuke’s Kingdom?” 
This topic is based around the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by the author Michael Morpurgo.

We shall be studying the book Kensuke’s Kingdom. This will allow the children to write for many purpose including: arguments, letters, newspaper report writing, poetry and descriptive writing.

Children will also take part in daily whole class reading sessions as well as spelling, grammar and punctuation tasks.

Whole class reading
All classes will read a selection of core stories for their year group which will focus around a key author.
In KS2, each class will read together a shared text.
The key author for Year 6 is David Walliams. The core stories from each class are displayed within their classroom and in the main hall.

Some of the areas of study this half term shall include:

  • Arithmetic skills
  • Order of calculations BIDMAS
  • Algebra
  • Fractions
  • Missing angles
  • Co-ordinates

The children will be looking at EVOLUTION and INHERITANCE/

The children will be taught to locate the continents and capitals of the world’s countries.
Identify the position & significance of the Equator, Northern & Southern Hemispheres.
Use maps, atlases & globes to work out the longitude and latitude of places.

FUNS PE and Games program continues each week, therefore 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 WEDNESDAY.

In art we shall be looking at the art work of Japanese artist Hokusai.

Research Japanese origami sculpture
Japanese writing and ink drawing

The children will research music that has been inspired by the sea.

CHRISTIANITY – Beliefs and Practices

We shall use computers to support our topic work. This shall include internet research, using Power point, simple programming and creating animations

MONDAY: Maths homework (hand in by friday)
MONDAY: Spelling pattern/rule (spelling test/spelling dictation on Friday)
What is Kensuke’s Kingdom? – topic homework to be shown at PRIDE in our LEARNING

READING – 10 minutes homework for 5 nights a week!
Please remember to hand in signed reading records each Monday.
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!!

The year 6 residential to PGL will take place from Tuesday 20th November until Friday 23rd November. We will set off from school at approximately 10-10.30 am and will aim to arrive back to school on Friday for around 3pm.

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.

Thank you for your continued help and support

Mrs J. Shelton