Year 6

Week Commencing – 20th May

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In Literacy we have continued our new topic of Natural Disasters by reading the book “Escape from Pompeii”. The book tells the story of two children, Livia and Tranio, who experience the tragic day Mount Vesuvius erupted over Pompeii. We have been thinking about how the children reacted to the disaster, their thoughts, feelings and emotions. In response, the children have written diary entries imagining they are one of the main characters.
  • In Maths we have been learning more about 3D shapes, we have been counting faces, edges and vertices and comparing complex shape properties. We have also looked in depth at circles and how to work out the circumference and area of a circle. The children have also discovered parabolic curves and have started to create some lovely patterns.
  • In Topic lessons we have been learning about tectonic plates and the layers that make up the Earth.
  • The children have also been taking part in S.T.E.A.M week making: towers, bridges, zip wires, catapults, egg holders/protectors, dens and chain reaction interactive sequences using dominoes.
  • In R.E. our new question is – Can we know what God is like?

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing - 7th May

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

In Literacy we have revising for SATs; we have been practising reading papers to sharpen our skills in comprehension and our approach to answering questions on a text. We have also revisited all the grammar, spelling and punctuation knowledge we have been collecting over the year to freshen up our memories in readiness for next week.

In maths we have also been revising the tricky parts of the year 6 curriculum for arithmetic and maths reasoning. The children have been working in groups so they can discuss approaches to questions, this helps to deepen their understanding and offers them a variety of ways to tackle questions.

  • In R.E. our new question is – Can we know what God is like?
  • We are all very glad that SATs week has finally arrived and we wanted to address any questions you may have and share what we have said to the children:

Could everyone arrive early for school so we can register early and have a little setting up time ahead of the tests, they start at 9.10am.

  • We have suggested everyone gets to bed early and has a good deep sleep.
  • Eat healthy and well, remembering a good breakfast.
  • Everyone needs a water bottle filled with fresh water.
  • If your child is unwell on the day, please notify the school office at the earliest opportunity so that we can advise you of our course of action.
  • Above all keep relaxed and enjoy them.

We would like to thank you in advance for your help and support.

Mrs Toolin, Miss Grey, Mrs Mitchell.

Year 6 Teachers.

Week Commencing – 11th March

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been writing a setting description about an Anglo-Saxon feast. We have also had a “grammar, punctuation and spelling” filled week revising all we have learned this year. We have finished the week doing some practice SATs papers.
  • In Maths we have been looking at converting measures in both metric and imperial. We have been problem solving using algebraic rules, substitution and creating and using formulae. We have also been having a go at some practice SATs papers.
  • In R.E. our new question is - Why is the resurrection important to Christians?
  • In Topic we have been finding out about long shore drift and its effect on the coastline. We are very much looking forward to going to Osmington Bay next week to see all the features we have learned about in reality.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 4th March

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been moving onto our next topic – Anglo-Saxons. We have read a short story called -The Bronze Clasp - which introduces the children to the way that Anglo-Saxon people lived. Based on the story, we acted out a short drama of a village feast held in the Long Hall which we have used to inspire writing.
  • Our Spelling this week has focused on homophones.
  • In Maths we have been looking at algebra. We have been problem solving using algebraic rules, substitution and creating and using formulae.
  • In R.E. our new question is - Why is the resurrection important to Christians? We have started by discussion what resurrection is and how it differs to reincarnation. We have looked in detail at Luke chapter 24 and the witness accounts of Jesus’ resurrection.
  • In Topic we have been finding out about long shore drift and its effect on the coastline.
  • We have also delivered our class sharing assembly which we hope you enjoyed.
  • Year 6 have been very involved in World Book Day, they have been sharing stories with the reception class and year 1. We have also written the next part of the Great Goring Story.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 25th February

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been moving onto our next topic – Anglo-Saxons. We have read a short story called -The Bronze Clasp - which introduces the children to the way that Anglo-Saxon people lived. Based on the story, we have been planning a short drama of a village feast held in the Long Hall.
  • Our spelling this week has focused on homophones.
  • In Maths we have started looking at algebra. We have been looking at algebraic rules, substitution and creating and using formulae.
  • In Topic we have continued our work on coasts, moving onto looking at sea defences.

We have also been busy planning our class sharing assembly, which we look forward to welcoming you to next Wednesday 6th March.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 11th February

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been writing non-chronological reports about coastal creatures. The children have been looking at the features of this style of report writing and have researched sea creatures that they are interested in finding out about. They have then chosen five creatures to feature and written some excellent reports on them. Please come and see our display on coasts called “Where the sea meets the shore”, there you will see some excellent work.
  • Our spelling this week has focused on double consonants.
  • In Maths we have started looking at algebra. We have been creating expressions from word sentences and mastered the “nth term” for calculating linear number sequences.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?” We have started to draw conclusions on our research into this question.
  • In Topic we have continued our work on coasts thinking about wave formations and their effect on the shore. We have been discussing the destructive and constructive nature of the wave and their impact on the shoreline. We have also looked at erosion.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 4th February

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been writing poetry, the children have been using different techniques to write and illustrate their own poems, please come in and see our displays in class.
  • Our grammar focus this week has been prefixes and the Year 5/6 spelling list.
  • In Maths some of us have been looking at percentages and percentages of amounts, whilst others have started to look at algebra, starting with the nth term.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?”
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have looked at different coastlines in the UK and started to think about how coasts are formed.
  • In Science the class have started a new topic – “Classifying living things”.

Week Commencing – 21st January

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been designing and publishing coastal leaflets about beaches in the UK. The children researched a place of interest to them and using power point, word or publisher, they constructed leaflets to persuade people to visit their place. Please come and see our displays which show how varied and wonderful our coastline is. We have started to look at poetry, which will be our focus over the next couple of weeks. The first poem we have looked at is “The Nation’s Ode to the Coast” by John Cooper Clarke.
  • Our grammar focus this week has been the expanded noun phrases.
  • In Maths we have been looking at position and direction on coordinate grids, including reflection and translations. We have also started work on decimals.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?”
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have looked at different coastlines in the UK and started to think about how coasts are formed.
  • In science the class have started a new topic – “Classifying living things”.
  • Some parents have asked for the link for touch typing website the children have been using, hope this helps.
  • https://tux-typing.en.softonic.com/

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any coastal items that you may have at home; it would be great if the children could bring them in to add to our display.

Week Commencing – 14th January

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been taking part in a whole school writing activity about “Monty the penguin.” It is inspired by a John Lewis Christmas advert which the children have watched numerous times. The children started the week by finishing their stories, sharing them with their peers and then editing and refining them. We have moved on and are now looking at designing information leaflets about coastal areas in the UK. The children have been looking at the features of an information leaflet; they have chosen a beach and have started to research that destination.
  • Our grammar focus this week has been the SUBJUNCTIVE.
  • In Maths we have been looking at percentages of amounts. The children have been introduced to the “bubble method” which helps them work out more complicated calculations. We have also been moving on to look at position and direction on coordinate grids.
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have looked at different coastlines in the UK and started to think about how coasts are formed.
  • In science the class have started a new topic – “Classifying living things”.

Some parents have asked for the link for touch typing website the children have been using, hope this helps - https://tux-typing.en.softonic.com/

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home; it would be great if the children could bring them in to add to our Victorian display

Week Commencing – 7th January

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we have been taking part in a whole school writing activity about “Monty the penguin.” It is inspired by a John Lewis Christmas advert which the children have watched numerous times. We have been discussing how to approach the re-telling of this story and what tools and techniques we should use to make our writing successful. Our grammar focus this week has been the colon and semi–colon.
  • In Maths we have been looking at fractions of amounts and percentages of amounts. The children have been introduced to the “bubble method” which helps them work out more complicated calculations.
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have started by thinking about coasts we have visited and what we can do on the beach. Our topic will drive what we are doing in literacy and art over the next few weeks, We will study poetry, sketching, watercolour and finally 3D models in DT.
  • Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home; it would be great if the children could bring them in to add to our Victorian display.

 


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