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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

 

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW Year 6

Autumn  1:

 

This Half Term in Maths:
Key Objectives:
  • read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit

  • round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy

  • use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero

  • read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit

  • round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy

  • use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero

  • add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction)

  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why

  • multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication

  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context

  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context

  • multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers

  • use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations

  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy

  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large number

  • identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers

This Half Term in English:

 

Using the book 'Letters from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll children will use this text to inspire our story writing.

 

Key Objectives:

·         Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.

·         Use a range of interesting verbs.

·         Expand upon a multi-clause sentence ensuring that it is punctuated correctly.

·         Use a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.

·         Plan their writing by noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.

·         Draft and write by describing settings, characters and atmosphere.

·         Evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own writing and the writing of others.

Other Subject areas:
Our current Science topic is ‘Light.

 

In this unit children will learn about how light travels and that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes, or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes. They will learn that shiny or reflective surfaces alter the direction in which light travels. Children will have the opportunity to solve problems related to everyday life about how light travels and how we see. Children will also investigate and explain the shapes of shadows, and relate this to light travelling in straight lines.

Working Scientifically, children will have the opportunity to plan and carry out an investigation in the context of finding a reflective material for children’s clothing. They will have the opportunity to use light sensors and data logging equipment to measure and record their observations and they will write a report detailing what they have concluded.

 

 

 

Our current RE topic is ‘Creation/Fall’.

Pupils will be expected to:

  • Outline the importance of Creation on the timeline of the ‘big story’ of the Bible.
  • Identify what type of text some Christians say Genesis 1 is, and its purpose. Taking account of the context, suggest what Genesis 1 might mean, and compare their ideas with ways in which Christians interpret it, showing awareness of different interpretations.

 

WEEKLY HOMEWORK:

 

 

Year 6 weekly homework expectations

Maths:

Practise times table and division facts.

Use Times Tables Rockstars (if possible).

Fact Family of the week.

 

Reading:

Read daily – for AT LEAST 20 minutes.

Record your reading in your homework diary, including comments.

Talk to someone at home about what you’ve read and get them to ask you questions.

 

Spellings:

Practise your weekly spellings (see sheet).

Practise the Year 5 / 6 common exception words (and Year 3 / 4, if you need to).

Practise various spelling rules and learn them.

Online homework resources:

ActiveLearn:

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

TTRS:

https://ttrockstars.com/beta/

Purple Mash:

(please complete the set tasks – see Miss F / Mr S if you need more support)

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/stb-b24

 

 

USEFUL LINKS:

English Games

Grammar Bug

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0

 

Practise your grammar knowledge by playing games at:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zv48q6f

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Tips for parents on how to make grammar fun for children!

(This site also contains additional grammar links.)

http://www.theschoolrun.com/13-ways-to-make-grammar-fun-for-children

 

Practise your sentence level work by playing games at:

http://www.ks2phonics.org.uk/SentenceGames.htm

http://www.sentenceplay.co.uk/index.htm

 

Spellings:

Practise your spellings at home use these on-line games.

Even more spelling games here.

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Year-6-SATS-Revision-Jumbled-Explorer-Theme-1793

 

Guided reading:

Why not read some ebooks at home?

Oxford Owl – free ebooks

Try to read EVERY evening Year 6, when possible!

Talk to your family about what you’ve read; get them to ask you questions about your book; share books with siblings; write book reviews!

 

Maths Games

Times Tables Rockstars:

https://ttrockstars.com/beta/

 

Times Tables:

Play hit the button at home

 

Other useful maths sites:

https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

http://mathisfun.com/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

 

French

Want to learn some more at home? See the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z39d7ty

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