Welcome to Dolphin Class!
Our teachers are Mrs Marshman email@example.com and our teaching assistants are Mrs Etheridge and Mrs Hennessy.
Welcome to Orca Class!
Our teacher is Mrs Patel firstname.lastname@example.org and our teaching assistants are Mrs Gunn and Mrs Denby-Jones.
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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: Pig Heart Boy
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 write for intended audience and select appropriate form. and discuss and debate moral issues and apply this to create a balanced argument. To practise using emotive language to convey intent and enhance the experience of the reader and maintain correct tense throughout a piece of writing.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar: To use prefixes and suffixes and build verbs using simple, perfect and progressive forms. To ensure correct subject, verb agreement and 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 understand algebra including substitution and finding rules and recognise, convert and calculate metric and imperial measures. To understand and calculate the perimeter and area of compound shapes, triangles and parallelograms and understand and calculate the volume of cuboids.
To understand the link between fractions and ratio, and to calculate ratio and complete reasoning and problem solving questions based on this in a range of contexts.
History: To know who the British Monarchs were throughout history and understand how the rule of a monarch is determined, how this has changed over time and the consequences of these changes. To know how the relationship between the monarchy and government has changed over time: and that there has at times been conflict: to know the difference between an absolute and constitutional monarchy and how parliament was born in England. To understand how the relationship between the monarchy and the church has changed over time and analyse and interpret historical sources.
Music: To understand the difference between major and minor and 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 and accompany melodies using block chords or a bass line. To compose a piece of music within a given key and in response to a given image.
DT: To research user needs and existing 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 bird box following a clear plan and selecting appropriate tools. To finalise product using finishing and decorative techniques. To evaluate the frame structure and carry out appropriate testing.
Computing: To review existing websites and consider their structure and know the features of a web page. To consider the ownership and use of images (copyright)and recognise the need to preview pages. To outline the need for a navigation path and know the implications of linking to content owned by other people. To create a web page.
PSHE/ RSHE: Healthy Me. 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 peoples bodies and understand that not managing our wellbeing/ seeking support when necessary can lead to a deterioration in mental health and associated consequences.
RE: To understand the origins of the Sikh religion and its founder and know who the 10 Gurus were. To understand the significance of the Khalsa to Sikhs today and know what the 5 Ks represent.
PE: Rounders and Netball.
To hit a ball with purpose and be able to vary the speed, direction and height. To bowl with increasing speed and accuracy and intercept and retrieve a moving ball quickly when fielding. To play shots on both sides of the body and above head with accuracy.
To choose when to pass and when to travel and use a variety of skills to keep possession when attacking. To know how to mark and defend a goal successfully and use a range of marking tactics. Dolphins have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Orcas have PE on Wednesdays. and Thursdays.
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 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.
Homework in Year 6
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.
Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday
SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.
Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday.
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
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.