Welcome to Year 6!
We are aspiring to be amazing in absolutely everything that we do. We are a very creative cohort and enjoy to write at any given opportunity; we particularly enjoy trying new genres of writing and are really looking forward to our text for this half term: The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd. In English, we will be looking at creating our own poetry, narrative and non-fiction based around our class text. The children will experiment with different story openings and choose which they believe creates the greatest hook to inspire their audience to read on. Additionally, we will embed SPaG sessions throughout lessons.
Throughout the school year, we will constantly be aiming to improve our reading fluency, speed and comprehension. This will come with plenty of practise. The children in Year 6 have a real passion for reading – it is vital that we feed this passion to provide them with the best possible opportunities in their educational journey. Reading a range of genres, at least four times per week at home will undoubtedly help the children with their reading skills.
In Maths, we are going to be pushing ourselves hard in order to secure our understanding of place value: reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers; rounding numbers; solving a range of problems and securing our use of the four written operations for +, -, x and ÷ In addition to this, we will be delving deeper into the world of fractions and mastering adding, subtracting and multiplying them. We will transfer our ever growing knowledge of fractions to working with decimal numbers and percentages and solving problems involving these.
Our Geography and History topic will be all about London and linked to our up and coming London residential. We will deepen our understanding and learn about the history of some famous landmarks such as; The London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and The River Thames. In addition, we will be improving our mapping skills, linking this to the London Underground.
Art will be inspired by the London skyline and perspective sketching of famous landmarks. Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. We will use his work for inspiration for our own.
Our RE topic is focused on Judaism. Work in this unit will enable children to explore the religion of Judaism while asking and responding to key questions about their own and others’ beliefs. It will also expand upon key previous learning and challenge children’s thinking in some of the key areas / strands of learning in RE. This unit particularly focuses on key Jewish beliefs, Passover, Shabbat, the synagogue and how the Jewish faith has developed.
In P.E sessions on Monday afternoons, we will be learning netball skills. Additionally, during our Thursday afternoon sessions we will be learning invasion games.
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 14th May 2018.
The 2018 SATs schedule is as follows:
Monday 14th May 2018
Tuesday 15th May 2018
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Wednesday 16th May 2018
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 17th May 2018
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
There is now a new style reading comprehension paper, 3 maths papers & a spelling, punctuation and grammar test. Writing is assessed by on-going teacher assessment. Revision & study books will be available in the spring term. Children are no longer awarded levels at the end of Y6 - instead children will receive a ‘scaled score’ where 100 is the ‘National Standard’.
Keep your eyes peeled both on here and on our class Twitter pages for pictures and updates on how the children are getting on in class!
ANY QUESTIONS? Please feel free to ask if you have any questions through the year. We are available after school or phone the school office and we will return your call. You can also use your child’s diary to send a message.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Boyd, Mrs Morris and Mrs Thompson.
A school of Opportunity: Inspire, Believe, Achieve!