In year 6 the class teachers are Miss Wetherill and Mr Jones, supported in our team by Mrs Mountain, Miss McDermott and Miss Trindade. In year 6, children become geologists as they study the natural disasters of the world; historians as they travel back to the time of Mayans before fast forwarding to WWII where they will have the opportunity to visit Eden Camp museum. Children will hone their skills as scientists as we debate the finer details of transplant surgery; performers as they take on roles for the end of year production; mathematicians, authors and much more. Not forgetting of course that in year 6, children visit Whitby for our residential where we study the physical geography of the coast as well as enjoying a trip to the seaside complete with fish and chips and a trip to the arcades!
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the next half term. This time our topic is The Heart! However, we will spend the first week back thinking about the fantastic learning which took place in Whitby and completing this mini topic.
Please see below for further details on the up coming half term:
Remember, you can get in touch with us directly on the year6 email address at firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care and stay safe,
Miss Shirra and Mr Jones
Autumn 2 - Below you can find out about our next theme - The Heart.
Autumn 1 - Below you can find out about our first theme of the year - Natural Disasters.
Information about Year 6:
Your class teachers are Miss Wetherill and Miss Shirra.
UKS2 is supported by Miss McDermott, Mrs Taylor-Ferguson and Mrs Mountain.
Here you will find useful information about our classes, as well as photographs sharing what we have been doing in school.
PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays. PE kits are to be worn to school on these days.
We will be aiming to run the fun run (formerly mile run) wherever possible.
Signed by parents over the weekend and by the class teacher each week in class assembly time.
Please feel free to use your child's planner as a means of communication if you would like to pass on any messages to their class teacher.
Homework will continue to be given out on a Friday, to be completed by the following Wednesday. If your child is unable to complete this at home they will have the chance to do so in school on Monday and Tuesday breaktimes.
Homework club will take place in year 6 classrooms.
We will be setting homework on the website SATs Companion. If your child is unable to access a computer or tablet at home, they are able to use these in homework club or request paper copies of homework.
Usernames and passwords can be found in the back of your child's planner.
Children in Year 6 are expected to spend 1 hour on their homework each week. This will consist of spelling practise and a Maths and English homework, relating to the work covered in class that week. It is expected that your child reads for at least 10 minutes each night as part of their homework from school. It would be really beneficial if you could encourage your child to do this. Please evidence this in your child's reading record in their planner. They can earn teampoints for their teams if their home reading is recorded.
Bug Club is up and running and login details can be found in children's planners. We sometimes use Bug Club in reading sessions.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. We are using the Read, Write, Inc. programme where spelling patterns and rules are focused on each day ready to test the following week. These spellings are recorded in planners to ensure that children have the opportunity to practise any they are still unsure of by the end of the week.
Predominantly, we will be practising spellings from the year 5/6 N.C spelling list. The full list of year 3/4 and 5/6 words can be found on the spelling platform of the school website.
Year 6 Maths Objectives:
Year 6 Maths Key Objectives Taken from the National Curriculum
Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero
Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
Use common factors to simplify fractions
Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1 Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
Divide proper fractions by whole numbers Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction
Multiply one-digit number with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures, and such as 15% of 360] and the use of percentages for comparison
Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division facts
Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples.
Use simple formulae
Generate and describe linear number sequences
Express missing number problems algebraically Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places
Convert between miles and kilometres
Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units Illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
Find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles
Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.
Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs
Calculate and interpret the mean as an average