Year 6

Year 6

Spring Term 1, 2020
(Please also see our Curriculum Page)

SATS information
The presentation from the meeting in September can be downloaded here.

TOPIC

Ancient Egypt: The achievements of the earliest civilizations (continued).

ENGLISH

Year 6 will take part in daily whole class reading and writing lessons along with a focus upon spelling, punctuation and grammar activities.

Grammar

  • Writing style formal/informal
  • Paragraphs and layout

Punctuation

  • Apostrophes
  • Inverted commas
  • Colons/semi colons

Spelling

  • Adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words ending in –fer
  • Words with a long /e/ sound spelt ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ after c (and exceptions)
  • Words with the long /e/ sound spelt ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ after c (and exceptions)
  • Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning
  • Statutory Spelling Challenge Words

Fiction

  • Diary -Howard Carter

Non-Fiction

  • Newspaper- Tutankhamen’s tomb found
  • Letter – from Lord Carnarvon to his daughter

MATHS

Unit 5 – Missing Angles & Length

  • Compare and classify a range of geometric shapes
  • Use angle facts to find unknown angles

Unit 6 – Coordinates & Shapes

  • Draw a range of geometric shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • Describe, draw, translate and reflect shapes on a co-ordinate plane
  • Recognise and construct 3-D shapes
  • Name and illustrate parts of a circle

Unit 7 – Fractions

  • Represent multiplication involving fractions
  • Multiply two proper fractions
  • Divide a fraction by an integer

We are also doing Maths with Parents which is a fun activity to try with your child.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re missing out on the fun! Go to www.mathswithparents.com and add your child’s class code to register.  More information is on the Maths with Parents page.  Year 6’s code is 679378.

 

ART/DESIGN

Art inspired by our Egyptian topic

RE

Is anything ever eternal?

SCIENCE

Body Pump

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.

COMPUTING

Internet use/safety

(How can I be secure on social media?)

MUSIC

Charanga – New Year’s Carol

FRENCH

Scheme- La jolie ronde

PE

The Swap Program (TUESDAYS) – The sessions will focus on 4 focus areas entitled:

‘How I Eat’, ‘How I Move’, ‘How I Sleep’ and ‘How I Feel’, based on the key pillars of nutrition, physical activity, sleep and emotional wellbeing; looking at techniques and activities to help learn good habits to promote healthy wellbeing. The programme has a whole-person based approach and has an underlying emotional wellbeing theme throughout, based on recognised CBT theory.

After the hour’s session, the children shall take part in circuit training.

SATS BOOSTERS

Boosters commence on Tuesday 7th January. They shall run from 3:30- 4:30pm.

HOMEWORK

  • Weekly spellings (tested every Thursday)
  • Daily reading (reading records due in every Thursday)
  • CGP paper- given out every Friday. Marked in class every Friday. These really do help support your child in the run up to their SATs tests next May.

If you have any worries or concerns please come and see me as soon as possible; no worry is too small.

Thank you.

Mrs N. Clemitshaw