Welcome to Year 6!

Teachers: Miss Lloyd (Class 11), Mrs Noctor (Class 12), Mrs Gresty                    Teaching Assistant: Mrs Littlewood

 

Useful link for our current topic

 

Dates for the diary

 

Our P.E. day is on Tuesday so please ensure that your child has full kit for this day.

 

Spellings will be given out every Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is to be handed in by Wednesday.  Please support your child in completing their homework neatly in pen or pencil.  

 

You should aim to listen to your child read every day for at least 10 minutes.  See the Literacy page for some top tips!

 

Handy equipment to have at home: 

Pencil, pencil sharpener, 30cm ruler, glue stick, pencil crayons, dictionary, thesaurus 

 

Recommended Reading list

 

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Awful End by Philip Ardagh

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

From Hereabout Hill by Michael Morpurgo

Eren by Simon P Clark

Lion Boy by Zizou Corder

Abomination by Robert Swindells

The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall

Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden

The Viewer by Gary Crew

 

Help and Advice

We are encouraging children to develop their internet based research skills by making notes and putting their facts into their own words.

We also advise at least 10 minutes reading a night as well as practising their weekly spelling.

 

Educational games and websites

Topmarks

BBC Bitesize

Primary Games

 

Numeracy objectives covered – Autumn term

 

Autumn Term Maths Objectives

Number – Number and Place Value

  • 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
  • Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.

Number – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Perform mental calculations, including  with mixed operations and large numbers
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  • Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations
  • Solve additions and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy

Number – Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

  • Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • Compare and order fractions, including fractions less than 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 fractions with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents
  • Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places
  • Multiply one-digit numbers 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 which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
  • Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals an percentages, including different contexts.

 

Literacy topics covered

We have looked at lots of different texts on the subject of World War 1 including Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse. We have written poetry and letters from WW1 and have written a recount about out trip to Thurstaston. During guided reading we have looked at a variety of different texts linked to WW1 such as Archie’s Scrapbook, You Wouldn’t Want to Live in WW1 and Walter Tull’s Scrapbook. We have also researched significant women for our artwork for the upcoming Art Exhibition. Class 12 have researched Frida Kahlo and produced an information page and have Class 11 have researched Joy Adamson and produced a PowerPoint.

 

Subjects:

RE

Dorothy Day

Oscar Romero

The story of the Passover

Science

Light

Antarctica experiments

Topic (History/Geography)

Penguins

Antarctica

Shackleton

PE

 

Music

Preparation for the Young Voices Concert

Art/DT

Designing an outfit for Antarctica