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Year 6

Welcome to Year Six!
This term we are learning about: 
 
ID
Who do you think you are? Are you an extrovert or an introvert, an only child, a twin or even a triplet?

 

Let’s discover what makes you, you! From your fingerprints and footprints, to your genes and DNA, everything is unique to you. So why do you look like Mum or Dad, or even Auntie Rose? Explore the world of human identity and how our unique features can be used to tell us apart from others or help to solve a crime!

Do you like the same things as others or are your tastes uniquely yours?

Then it’s time for some detective work! In the case of the stolen handbag, use your knowledge and skills to solve the crime and identify the culprit. And remember to love being you! Why? Because there’s only one you: you’re one of a kind!

Who will help me with my learning? 
 
Class Teacher (CT): Mrs. Ioja
Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA): Mrs. Baker
KS2 Teaching Assistants (TA) : Mrs Symons and Miss Dorsett
What are the main topics? 
 
  • ID (Science)
  • Frozen Kingdom (Geography)
  • A Child's War (History)
  • Blood Heart (Science)
  • Hola Mexico! (Music)
  • Gallery Rebels (Art & Design)
  • Electricity (Science)
When do I need to wear my PE kit?
Every Tuesday 
Come to school in your PE kit: white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers
In cold weather: black joggers and a sweatshirt
Please ensure all kit is clearly labelled
Home Learning
Reading -  daily ; AR quizzes on completion of books
Spelling - Practise your spelling words for the week at least twice per week using joined handwriting. 
Maths -set on Monday hand in on Friday 
Timestables - Play TTrockstars for 5 minutes every day.
Topic - Complete one or more activities from the learning ideas menu linked to our termly topic and upload your work to MS Teams
 
 
Year 6 Information for Parents 
 
Reading 
In Year 6 we are using the Accelerated Reader (AR) books.  Children will complete a reading test which will give an AR level. Children pick their book at their level from the school library. When children have read their books and feel confident to answer questions about the plot, characters and their likes/dislikes, they take an AR quiz. The quiz will give the child the next AR level to take - it can move up, down or stay the same.
 

In  school, the children  will learn comprehension skills using a high-quality whole class guided reading programme, increase their reading fluency through daily practice, listen to high-quality books read by an adult every day and read for pleasure.

Reading fluency is an essential pre-requisite to reading comprehension once children have a sound knowledge of phonics. Children should be able to read quickly and accurately with good intonation and phrasing so that their attention can focus on comprehension and meaning.

Spelling in year 6
In year 6 children learn to read, write and spell a considerable number of year 5 and 6  words. . It is expected that pupils consistently spell these words accurately, therefore, we would greatly appreciate parental support with the learning of these words. 
 
Each week, children will focus on a new spelling pattern and they will practice words with this spelling pattern in a variety of ways during the week. These words will also be sent home for children to practise. At the end of the week, the pupils will be tested on these words and be asked to explain the spelling pattern.  Please find  below the spellings for this term together with the year 5 and 6 spelling words. In addition, please fid the spelling challenges document where there are suggestions as to ways to learn new spellings. 
Maths in year 6
Daily maths lessons are taught in small steps using the White Rose Hub scheme of learning.  We provide children with practical equipment to secure their understanding of each small step. As they develop as mathematicians, they are expected to use both pictorial and written methods as outlined in our whole school calculation policy. To help children succeed in maths, there is a strong focus on developing maths fluency and arithmetic skills.

Fluency is promoted through IT programs such as TT Rockstars and Numbots and daily fluency sessions. This allows children to monitor their own progress, motivate themselves and practice essential elements. By being fluent and developing automaticity, pupils spend more time learning to reason with complex maths questions. 

 Maths provision for this term: 

  • Place Value
  • Four Operations
  • Fractions 
  • Position and Direction

You can support your child at home: 

  • In year 6, the children need to be secure in their knowledge of all timestables-. The children are recommended to use TT rockstars to practise multiplication and  division daiy - little and often is more effective
  • Encourage maths learning in fun ways e.g. cooking, play shop keeping, using songs for timetables etc 
  • If your child is eager to complete  extra home learning, please find the maths booklets attached to our units of learning this term. 
SATs 
Year 6 children will sit SATs in May. They will complete 2 reading papers and 2 maths papers (SAT talk for parents to follow in the Spring Term).