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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve

Year Six

Welcome to Dolphin Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Marshman k.marshman@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk and Mrs Perry a.perry@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk .Our teaching assistant is Mrs Wilcher.

 

  Welcome to Orca Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Patel l.patel@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk  and our teaching assistants are Mrs Wood, Mrs Tring and Mrs Card. 

 

 

Spring Term 2024

 Welcome to Year 6.  We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all. 

Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.

English Key Text: The Chocolate Tree

Reading: 

  • To read fluently and comprehend a range of age-appropriate text types and genres.
  • To determine the meaning and morphology of new vocabulary.
  • To use appropriate intonation, tone and volume when reading.

 Writing:  

  • To understand the use of comparatives and superlatives and apply this to a piece of writing.
  • To use formal and informal language .
  • To use direct speech to advance the action.

 Spelling, punctuation and grammar:  

  • To use inverted commas to show direct speech.
  • To ensure correct subject, verb agreement.
  • To write in the present tense.
  • To select appropriate grammar and vocabulary and understand how such choices can change and enhance meaning.
  • To use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling.

 

 

Mathematics

  • To use formulae to calculate the area and perimeter of shapes
  • To use formulae to calculate the area of triangles and parallelograms.
  • To calculate , estimate and compare the volume of cubes and cuboids.
  • To compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties.
  • To identify the parts of a circle including radius, diameter and circumference.

 

Science: 

  • To know that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • To use this idea to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • To explain that we see things because light travels form light sources to our eyes  or from light sources to objects to our eyes.
  • To explain how shadows are created and how the objects have the same shape as the shadows that are cast.
  • To take measurements of the angle of reflection and the angle of incidence.
  • To report and present findings about the refraction of light.

 

  

History: The Ancient Maya 

  • To know when the Mayas existed in relation to other civilisations
  • To understand that our knowledge of the Maya comes from a variety of sources and evidence.
  • To know the main religious beliefs and values of the Maya Civilization.
  • To know that the Maya civilisation was sustained by farming using slash and burn, raised beds and terrace farming and the implementation of complex irrigation systems.

 

 Music: 

  • To understand the difference between major and minor.
  • To have a clear understanding of how MIDI works and how it can be used to control different sounds.
  • To understand and use chords effectively and in time to the pulse.
  • To accompany melodies using block chords or a bass line.
  • To compose apiece of music within a given key and in response to a given image.

 

 

 D.T.: 

  • To research user needs and existing products (bird boxes) using different methods.
  • To generate, develop and model ideas for a bird box through prototypes and sketches.
  • To develop a simple design specification based on idea.
  • To make a product following a clear plan and selecting and using appropriate tools.
  • To finalise product using finishing and decorative techniques.
  • To evaluate the structure and carry out appropriate testing.

 

  

Computing:  

  • To review existing websites and consider their structure.
  • To know the features of a web page.
  • To consider the ownership and use of images (copyright).
  • To recognise the need to preview pages.
  • To outline the need for a navigation path.
  • To know the implications of linking to content owned by other people.

   

PSHE/ RSHE:  

  • To know how to take responsibility for my emotional and physical health and to know how to make choices that benefit my health and wellbeing.
  • To know how different types of drugs effect people’s bodies.
  • To understand that not managing our wellbeing/ seeking support when necessary can lead to a deterioration in mental health and associated consequences.
  • To know that people can be exploited and made to do things that are against the law.

 

  RE: 

  • To understand the origins of the Sikh religion and its founder.
  • To know who the 10 Gurus were.
  • To understand the significance of the Khalsa to Sikhs today.
  • To know what the 5 Ks represent.
  • To understand how the Gospel of Luke tells the story of Easter.

  

 PE: Netball and Rounders

Netball

  • To play shots on both sides of the body and above head with accuracy.
  • To choose when to pass and when to travel.
  • To use a variety of skills to keep possession when attacking.
  • To know how to mark and defend a goal successfully.
  • To use arrange of marking tactics.

Rounders

  • To hit a ball with purpose and be able to vary the speed, direction and height.
  • To bowl with increasing speed and accuracy. 

 Both Year 6 classes will have PE on Mondays and Thursdays. Please can children wear their PE kits to school and have earrings taken out on these days.

French: 

  • To use vocabulary around telling the time and travelling to school.
  • To understand and use the verb ‘aller’
  • To review previous phonics knowledge.
  • To write and read letters to and from French penfriends.

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 For more information on our remote learning offer for those of you learning at home, please click here

 Click here to see the expectations for reading, writing and maths in Year 6

For more information on the learning taking place this term, please see the Year 6 curriculum map below.

 

As well as accessing our broad curriculum, our pupil offer outlines the additional opportunities your child will have whilst in Year 6.

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Term 2 Curriculum Map

Term 3 Curriculum Map

Term 4 Curriculum Map 

Term 5 Curriculum Map

Term 6 Curriculum Map   

Class Timetable

Dolphin Class Timetable

Orca Class Timetable

Homework in Year 6

 Daily Reading

We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads. 

Spellings

Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday

 SPaG.com

SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.

 Maths arithmetic

Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

TT Rockstars

We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops

English in Year Six

Reading in Year Six

By the end of year 6, we expect our children's reading to be fluent and effortless across all subjects. They will understand the majority of terms needed for discussing what they hear and read such as metaphor, simile, analogy, imagery, style and effect. Children will learn the skill of summarising the main ideas from more than one paragraph and be able to provide justifications for their views about a book. Within non-fiction texts, we would expect our children to be able to apply the skills of information retrieval in contexts where they are genuinely motivated to find out information, such as reading information leaflets before a gallery or museum visit.

Writing and SPaG in Year Six

SPAG Glossary

By the end of Year 6, the children will be able to reflect an understanding of the audience for, and the purpose of, a piece of writing by selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar. They need to ensure the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing and use further organisational devices to structure text and guide the reader, for example headings, hyphens, bullet points and underlining.

Children will be encouraged to use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words. They will understand and apply the difference between informal speech and vocabularly appropriate for formal sppech and writing. They will use the passive voice to affect the presentation of information in a sentence and use layout devices to structure texts. Throughout their writing, the children will be encouraged to use colons to introduce a list and add extra information.  

Maths in Year Six

In year 6, the children will continue to develop fluency throughout the different areas of mathematics. They will be able to round any whole number and use negative numbers in context. They will use formal methods of long multiplication to multiply four digit numbers by a two-digit number and use the formal written method of short and long division, interpreting remainders according to the context. The children will be given opportunities to solve addition and subtraction problems in context, deciding operations and methods to use and explain why.

When working with fractions, the children will recall and use equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages and be able to solve calculations involving fractions. The children will be given opportunities to solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and use of percentages for comparison. 

The children will develop their understanding of algebra by using simple formulae and use, read, write and convert between standard units using decimal notation up to three decimal places. 

With regards to shape, the children will compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes, finding unknown angles in any triangle, quadrilateral and regular polygon. They will draw and translate shapes on the coordinate plane and reflect them in the axes. They will have the opportunity to interpret pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.

 

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