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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 our teaching assistants are Mrs Etheridge and Mrs Hennessy.

 

  Welcome to Orca Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Patel l.patel@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk  and our teaching assistants are Mrs Gunn and Mrs Denby-Jones. 

Click here to view our 'Meet the Teacher' presentation 

Spring Term 2023

 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: Shackleton's Journey

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 a semi-colon within a list and apply this within a piece of writing. To use adverbs of time, frequency and place. To identify and compare subordinating and coordinating conjunctions. To identify and understand the key features of an explanation text. To write an explanation text, using the correct features. To convey emotions and feelings through a piece of writing. 

Spelling, punctuation and grammar:  To use semi colons within a super-list. To ensure correct subject, verb agreement. To use bullet points effectively. To select appropriate grammar and vocabulary and understand how such choices can change and enhance meaning. 

Mathematics: To identify the value of each digit in numbers given to 3 decimal places and multiply numbers by 10, 100 and 1,000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places. To use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to 2 decimal places. To solve problems involving the calculation of percentages and the use of percentages for comparison. 

Geography: To use an atlas to understand and identify grid references. To understand the structure of the Earth and show how it is made up of tectonic plates and the relationship between these and mountains and earthquakes.  

Music: To identify how different styles of music contribute to the feel of a film and participate in discussions, sharing their views and justifying their answers. To use the terms ‘major’ and ‘minor’ and identify different instruments to describe how music evokes different emotions. Identify pitch, tempo and dynamics, and use these to explain and justify their answers.  

Art: To discuss more complex personal oral opinions about pieces of art and orally describe their work and the work of others, describing the formal elements of colour, line, To draw demonstrating a secure understanding of line, tone, scale, texture and depth and secure techniques to create intricate patterns using different grades of pencil and other implements/media to create lines, marks and develop tone.  

ComputingTo be familiar with creating, selecting and moving 3D objects within Tinkercad and recognise that you can work in three dimensions on a computer. To add 3D shapes to a project and To view 3D shapes from different perspectives. To move 3D shapes relative to one another. 

PSHE/ RSHE: To know that people can hold power over others individually or in a group and that power can play a part in a bullying or conflict situation. To know that there are different perceptions of ‘being normal’ and where these might come from, and to know that difference can be a source of celebration as well as conflict. 

RE:  To recognise the importance of rules and understand the codes for living that non-religious people use. 

PE: Tennis and Basketball

To control the accuracy and speed of forehand and backhand shots and understand when to play a volley shot. To develop control and aim of my overarm serve.

 To improve dribbling skills under pressure and improve passing and dribbling within a game situation. To improve my ability to pivot and pass and mark a player and a ball. Dolphins have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Orcas have PE on Wednesdays. and Thursdays. 

French: 

  • To know and use vocabulary based around school subjects and opinions
  • To tell the time
  • To ask questions using adverbials of time
  • To use the phonics eu/ai/in
  • To practise writing by compiling a letter to penfriends in France

 

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

 

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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