Year 6

Welcome Year 6 to your final year at Canon Popham!

Autumn Term One – September 2018
(Please also see our Curriculum Page)

Welcome Year 6 to your final year at Canon Popham.

Here is what we shall be learning in our first half term this autumn.

Our topic is “Why must we remember?
This topic is based around the book ‘War Horse’ by the author Michael Morpurgo and will lead up to commemorating 100 years of the end of World War 1 in November.

English:
We shall be studying the book War Horse and some of the main events of World War 1. This will allow the children to write for many purpose including: arguments, letters, diaries, 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.

CORE STORIES
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 every afternoon at 3.15 for 10 to 15 minutes. 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.

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

  • Place value
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Inverse operations
  • Divisibility tests
  • Square numbers
  • Factors and prime numbers

Science
The children will be looking at living things and their habitats

Geography
The children will be taught to locate the continents and capitals of the world’s countries.
Identify the position & significance of the countries of both sides of WW1 – allies and enemy forces.

PE
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.

Art/D&T
In art we shall study the poppy and produce a piece comprising of four different techniques – drawing, collage, pastel and paint

Music
The children will learn famous WW1 songs and perform these to an audience.

RE
ISLAM – Beliefs and Practices using the key question, ‘What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to god?’

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

HOMEWORK
MONDAY: Maths arithmetic homework (hand in by THURSDAY)
MONDAY: Spelling pattern/rule (spelling test/spelling dictation on Friday)
TOPIC HOMEWORK – at least 1 quality piece of homework to be completed and shown at the next, ‘Pride in our Learning’ session towards the end of term.

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!!

KS2 Sats and PGL Residential Visit
There will be parent/carer meetings to discuss KS2 SATs and the residential PGL visit in the early part of this half term – details to follow via letter.

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