Year 6 Class

 
 
WELCOME TO THE SPRING TERM IN YEAR 6!
 
 
SPRING TERM OVERVIEW ( and it is an exciting action-packed term!)
 
Hi-lights include: 
A cross-curricular topic on China (land, history and Culture). This will include leading a workshop for the other Dawpool children. We will be exploring and experimenting with the art of China producing bamboo and blossom art. In DT we are planning to design our own Chinese style Kites and test fly our prototypes! We will also be exploring Hinduism and enjoying the Art of India.
 
Our Year 6 class have proven to be exceptionally creative so we are already looking forward to their creations!!
 
In the first half of the term we will be finishing our gripping class text, Beowulf before moving on to The Silver Sword which is set in WW2. Science Topics include: electricity (which involves a lot of practical investigations), the human circulatory system (including healthy eating and lifestyle).
We will be continuing with our maths and literacy learning, including adding to our grammatical Knowlege.
 
We have some really interesting learning experiences this term - Be prepared to be amazed and excited by the wonder of learning....and by your own creativity and genius!
 
 
Monday 9th  March 2020
  • There are NO YEAR 6 CLUBS this week due to Parents'Evening.
  • Clubs will resume as usual next week
  • HOMEWORK is due in on TUESDAY this week
  • Our focus this week is on Persuasive writing
Homework 
 
(Due in on Tuesday this week)
Maths
  • Key ring facts
  • X9 multiplication/division tables
Literacy
  • Sellings and comprehension
 
Subject Areas
 
Literacy 
  • Grammar - Verbs and tenses, compound and complex sentences, relative pronouns and clauses and types of conjunctions
  • Comprehension Skills - based on class text and science topic
  • Reading and writing Persuasive speeches and letters
Maths
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Core Skills
  • Ratio and proportion
Science
  • The human heart
  • The circulatory system
History
  • WWI  (not a focus this week)
RE
  • The Kingdom of God- related to charity homework and persuasive writing
Art  - (N/A)
 
PE
  • Basketball Skills
  • Football skills
Music:
  • Charanga
Computing
  • Research and presentation on the Plastic Pollution Crisis
MFL
  • Next week - Spanish with Senor Whalley
 
 
Monday 24th February 2020
  • Maths Mastery Club - Monday 24th 3:30-4:30 for those who signed up.
  • Literacy Skills Club - Thursday 27th 3:30-4:30 for those who signed up.
  • HOMEWORK is due in on THURSDAY this week
  • Our focus this week is launching our new topic on The Human Body and our new class text
Homework  (Due in on Thursday this week)
 
Maths
  • % Calculations
  • Key ring facts
Literacy
  • Sellings and comprehension
 
Subject Areas
Literacy 
  • Grammar - Verbs and tenses, pronouns, relative pronouns and clauses
  • Comprehension Skills - based on class text and science topic
  • Writing - character and setting development
 
Maths
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Core Skills
  • Revision of Autumn and Spring 1
  • Percentages
Science
  • Introduction to new topic on "The Human Body"
  • The human heart
History
  • WWI  (not a focus this week)
RE
  • The Kingdom of God- related to charity homework
Art  - (N/A)
 
PE
  • Basketball Skills
  • Football skills
Music:
  • Charanga
MFL
  • Next week - Spanish with Senor Whalley
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Monday 3rd February 2020
  • Maths Mastery Club - Monday 27th 3:30-4:30 for those who signed up.
  • Literacy Skills Club - Thursday 30rd 3:30-4:30 for those who signed up.
  • Remember to dress warmly for PE this half term.
  • Bring homework folders into school for Tuesday.
Homework  (Tuesday for Tuesday)
 
Maths
Decimal calculations and times tables
Learning Key-ring facts
Literacy
Sellings and comprehension
 
Subject Areas
Literacy 
  • Grammar - Verbs and Tenses, Pronouns, Nouns and Apostrophe use (Noun phrases & determiners)
  • Non-fiction Writing
  • Comprehension Skills - China topic and Pirates
Maths
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Core Skills
  • Percentages
  • Decimal calculations and place value
Completing Cross-curricular topic on China(to link with Chinese New Year Festival)
  • Research on Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall and first Emperor
Science
  • Building circuits
  • Using electrical  symbols
  • Voltage and current
RE
  • Hinduism and the Art of India
Art
  • Calligraphy
  • Blossom and Bamboo Art
PE
  • Basketball Skills
  • Football skills
MFL
  • Next week - Spanish with Senor Whalley
Monday 27th January 2020
  • Maths Mastery Club - Monday 27th 3:30-4:30 for those who signed up.
  • Literacy Skills Club - Thursday 30rd 3:30-4:30 for those who signed up.
  • Remember to dress warmly for PE this half term.
  • Bring homework folders into school for Tuesday.
Homework  (Tuesday for Tuesday)
Maths
Decimal calculations and times tables
Learning Key-ring facts
 
Literacy
Sellings and comprehension
 
Subject Areas
Literacy 
  • Grammar - Pronouns, Nouns and Apostrophe use (Noun phrases & determiners)
  • Non-fiction Writing
  • Comprehension Skills - China topic
 
Maths
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Core Skills
  • Decimal calculations and place value
 
Cross-curricular topic on China(to link with Chinese New Year Festival)
  • Geographical facts
  • Topography and Climate Knowledge
  • Research on Terracotta Warriors, Great Wall and first Emperor
Science
  • Building circuits
  • Using electrical  symbols
RE
  • Hinduism
Art
  • The Art of India - Patterns
PE
  • Basketball Skills
MFL
  • This week - Spanish with Senor Whalley
Monday 20th January 2020
  • Maths Mastery Club - Monday 20th 3:30-4:30 for those who signed up.
  • Literacy Skills Club - Thursday 23rd 3:30-4:30for those who signed up.
  • Remember to dress warmly for PE this half term.
  • Bring homework folders into school for Tuesday.
Homework 
 
(Tuesday for Tuesday)
Maths 
Division of fractions and times tables
 
Literacy
Sellings and comprehension
 
Learning
Key ring facts
 
 
Subject Areas
 
Literacy 
 
  • Grammar - Pronouns, Nouns and Apostrophe use (Noun phrases & determiners)
  • Comprehension Skills - Reading Beowulf
  • Writing a description and an informal letter
 
Maths
  • Core Skills and Times Tables x8
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Decimal place value
Cross-curricular topic on China (to link with Chinese New Year Festival)
  • Geographical facts
  • Topography and Climate Knowledge
  • Research
Science
  • Building circuits
  • Using electrical  symbols
RE
  • Hinduism
Art
  • The Art of India - Patterns
PE
  • Basketball Skills
MFL
  • Next week - Spanish with Senor Whalley
 
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Monday 13th January 2020
  • A letter for Maths Mastery Club will be going home shortly. There will be two groups this time, one for extension maths activities as well as the usual over-learning. Places are limited so please respond promptly. Return directly to Mrs Lee.
  • Remember to dress warmly for PE this half term.
  • Bring homework folders into school for Tuesday.
Homework  (Tuesday for Tuesday)
 
Maths  Division of fractions and times tables
Literacy Key words and comprehension
Learning Key ring maths mastery facts
 
Subject Areas
 
Literacy 
  • Reading Beowulf and making notes and answering questions
  • Grammar - Nouns, noun phrases determiners
  • Comprehension Skills
  • Writing a diary and a news report
 
Maths
  • Core Skills and Times Tables x8
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Dividing  fractions
  • Decimal place value
History
Science
  • Introducing electricity topic
  • Using electrical  symbols
RE
  • Hinduism
Music
  • Charanga
Art
  • The Art of India - Patterns
MFL
  • Spanish with Senor Whalley
 
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Monday 6th January 2020
 
News & Dates:
  • A letter for Maths Mastery Club will be going home shortly. There will be two groups this time, one for extension maths activities as well as the usual over-learning. Places are limited so please respond promptly. Return directly to Mrs Lee.
  • Remember to dress warmly for PE this half term.
  • Bring homework folders into school for Tuesday.
 
 
Homework  (Tuesday for Tuesday)
 
Maths Fractions and times tables
Literacy Key words and grammar sheet
Learning Key ring maths mastery facts
 
Subject Areas
 
Literacy 
  • Reading Beowulf and making notes and answering questions
  • Grammar - Nouns, noun phrases and word classes
  • Writing a character description
  • Science recording
  • Biographical writing in RE
Maths
  • Core Skills and Times Tables x8
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Revsion of last terms learning
  • Fraction Revision - Ordering & Comparing, adding, subracting & multiplying
  • Learning to divide fractions
  • Decimal place value
History
 
Science
  • Light review and test
  • Introducing electricity topic
RE
  • God's Laws and community
Music
  • Charanga
Art
  • Completion of klimt work
 
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Monday 2nd December
 
News & Dates
 
Monday 2nd December - Maths Mastery Club
Friday 6th December -Dawpool Christmas Bazaar (Year 6 will be running their charity stall "Santa's Surprise Sacks"
 
Homework
 
Maths - Fractions Practice
Literacy - Preparation for Christingle - learning parts
 
Subject Areas
 
Literacy
 
Reading - Fiction comprehension on raiding, cross-curricular reading
Writing - Fictional story about a raid
           - Science experiment recording
 
Maths
 
Core skills overlearning
Times tables x7 and x8
fractions - comparing and ordering, adding and subtracting
 
Science
 
Shadow investigations
 
History
 
Raiding and famous Vikings
 
Computing
 
coding/programming
 
Music
 
Christingle
 
PE
 
Hockey
 
RE
 
Community
 
Art
 
Gustav klimt studies
 
 
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Monday 25th November
News & Dates
 
Monday - Maths Mastery Club 3:30-4:30
 
Homework
 
Maths - Mixed overlearning and X7 table
Literacy - Spellings, Beowulf Comprehension and Santa Surprise Sack letter and bag to fill and decorate
 
Subject Areas
 
Literacy
 
Raiding Diary writing
Reading Story Comprehension
Story writing
Beowlf reading
 
Maths
 
Arithmetic
Factors and prime numbers
Fractions - comparing and ordering, adding and subtracting
 
History
 
Raiding and famous Vikings
 
Science
 
Light experiments
 
Computing
 
PE
 
Hockey and ball skills
 
Spanish
 
This Friday with Senor Whalley
 
RE
 
God as omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent
 
Music
 
Preparing for Christingle
 
 
 
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Monday 18th November
News & Dates
 
Monday - Pottery Worshop - All morning
Monday - Maths Mastery Club 3:30- 4:30
Thursday - St Bartholomew's Trip
 
Homework
Maths - Times Tables and Arithmetic
Literacy - Spellings, Homophones and Comprehension
 
Subject Areas:
 
Literacy
 
Writing -  Non-fiction on Viking Raids, Raid newspaper
Reading - Science, Raiding Comprehension, Research and class text Beowulf
Spelling
 
Maths
 
Arithmetic
Core skills
Square, cube, multiple and factor
Fractions (adding and subtracting) & (comparing and ordering).
 
History
 
Viking raids and battles
Archaeological evidence (primary sources)
 
Art
 
using pattern studies on pottery letters
 
Science
 
Light experiments with reflection and shadow
 
PE
 
Hockey and ball skills
 
RE
 
God as omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent
 
Spanish
 
Next week with Senor Whalley
 
 
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Monday 11th November
News &  Dates:
 
  • There is no Maths Mastery club this week
  • The Pottery workshop has been postponed until next week
  • Sadly our Trip to St Bartholomew's was postponed due to the heavy rain but will now take place on Thursday 21st November
  • Please remember warm clothes for PE
  • Holiday homework project is due in on Tuesday 12th November
Homework
  • Maths - Long division and X6 and X7 tables
  • Literacy - Grammar and spellings
Subject Areas
Literacy
  • Reading and writing based on class text Beowulf
  • News report reading and writing
Maths
  • Long division and problem solving
  • Arithmetic XTables
  • Core Skills
  • Multiples, Factors, Squares, Cubes
History
  • Vikings - related to news writing
Science
  • Light experiments and recording
Spanish
  • With Senor Whalley on Friday
Art
  • Art and pattern inspired by klimt
  • Planning our klimt inspired pottery patterns
PE
  • Hockey
RE
  • God - The nature of God: Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent
 
 
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Monday 4th November
 
 
 
Author's week and Book Fair
News & Dates:
  • Monday 4th - Maths Mastery Club - 3:30-4:30
  • Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th  3:30-4:30 - Usborne Book Fair
  • Thursday 7th - Visit to St Bartholomew's Church
  • Friday 8th - Reading Celebration in hall
  •                -  School discos
 
Homework:
  • Maths - Revision and overlearning for last half term
  •             x6 and x7 tables
  • Literacy - Spelling is overlearning of the words given from the key word lists - Test Tuesday 12th November
  • Topic project - Viking mythology "God and Beliefs" . This is a three week project and is not due in until Tuesday 12th November
 
Subject Areas
 
Literacy
  • As it is Author/ reading week our main focus will be reading, writing and discussion around our class text, Beowulf.
Maths
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Core skills
  • Multiples, factors, cube square and prime numbers
  • long division (bus stop)
Science
History
 
Art
  • Reading and rsearching about Gustav Klimt and his works
  • Art and pattern inspired by klimt
  • Planning our pottery designs
RE
  • Jesus "I am statements" a topic celebration lead by Reverend Jane at St Barts. Sketching the stained glass windows
PE
Spanish
  • Next week with Senor Whalley
 
 
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Monday 7th October
News & Dates:
  • Swimming for certain members of year 6 - all week
  • Monday 7th October - Maths Mastery Club - 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thursday - Individual photographs
Homework:
 
Literacy - Spellings with grammar and handwriting
Maths - X7 table and short & long Multiplication
 
Subject Areas:
 
 
Literacy
  • Grammar - nouns and noun phrases, subjects and objects, identifying word classes
  • Reading class text "Beowulf"
  • Story writing
  • Non-fiction writing
  • Comprehension skills
  • Spelling - Key words
Maths
  • Core skills
  • Daily Arithmetic
  • Mixed operations
  • Short and long multiplication
Science
  • Light - How we see objects
  • Transparent, translucent and opaque
History
  • Viking warriors
Art
  • Pattern, line making, tone and shade
RE
  • I am the True Vine and I am the Good Shepherd
PE
  • Hockey Skills
 

 
Monday 30th September
News & Dates:
  • Monday 30th September- Maths Mastery Club - 3:30-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 2nd September - Harvest Festival - School Hall
  • Thursday and Friday - Mooncamp for 5 lucky members of year 6
  • Friday 4th September - Year 6 Cake Sale for Macmillan (World's Biggest Coffee Morning) Please bake or donate!
Forthcoming Events:
 
Swimming for children who received the letter
 
Homework:
 
Spellings - 12 key words and grammar terms
Maths - Place Value Revision and X6 and X7 tables
Grammar -
 
Subject Areas:
 
Maths
  • Arithmetic
  • Core skills
  • Place value and mixed operations
Literacy
  • Poetry: Poetic features /figurative language
  • Descriptive writing
  • Non-fiction reading and writing - Viking daily life and Longships
  • Spelling - Plural Rules
  • Grammar - Nouns and Noun Phrases, subjects and objects - identifying word classes
History
  • Viking longships (Masters of the Sea) and daily life
MFL:
  • Spanish with Senor Whalley
Art:
  • Mark making and pattern
RE:
  • The I am Statements of Jesus
 
 
Monday 23rd September
 
News & Dates:
 
Monday 23rd Sptember - 11+ Tests - Good Luck to everyone!
 
I Sing Pop Rehearsals on Monday and wednesday
I Sing Pop recording on Tuesday
Friday - Concert at St Chads at 2-2:45pm
Friday - Concert at St Chads at 5-5:45pm
 
Forthcoming Dates:
 
  • Wednesday 2nd October- Harvest Festival in school hall
  • Friday 4th October - Year 6 Cake Sale for Macmillan "World's Biggest Coffee Morning" - Please bake or donate
 
Homework:
  • Times Tables: x6 and x7
  • Spellings - Plural Rules
  • Grammar activity
  • Maths: Multiples, Factors and Square numbers
Subject Areas:
 
Maths
  • Place Value, Arithmetic and Core Skills
Literacy
  • Poetry - poetic features
  • Descriptive writing
  • Comprehension
  • Grammar: Nouns and Noun phrases
History
  • Viking daily Life
MFL
  • Next week with Senor Whalley
Art
  • Mark making lines and pattern
R.E
  • Good News - I am the Light of the world
Music
  • I Sing Pop
 
 
 
Monday 16 th September
 
News & Dates:
  • Friday 20th - St Anselms Entrance Exam - Good Luck Boys!
  • Friday 20th - I Sing Pop commences for year 6
Homework: (Tuesday for Monday)
  • Plural Rules for spelling homework
  • X6 Times Table 
  • Grammar exercise on nouns                  ( To be tested next week)
 
Subject Areas
Maths:
  • Arithmetic
  • Core Skills
  • Place Value
Literacy:
  • Descriptive writing based on "Falling Angels" picture book
  • Research for history: Viking Daily Life
  • Comprehension on Viking Daily life
  • Grammar: Noun types and introducing noun phrases, recognising and using subject and object
  • Spelling: Rules for making plural
History/Geography:
  • Viking Daily Life
MFL:Spanish:
  • Next Friday with Senor Whalley
Art:
  • Mark making skills
  • Using and identifying lines
  • Shade and tone
R.E:
  • Beginning the "Good News" topic
Music:
  • I Sing Pop
PE:
  • Hockey
 
 

Monday 9th September
 
News and Dates:
  • Upton Entrance Exam - GOOD LUCK to our amazing year 6
  • Year 6 Learning Links Meeting - Tueday 4:30 to 5:00
  • PE lessons Monday and Thursday
Homework: (Monday for Monday)
 
No homework this week
 
Subject Areas:
 
Mathematics:
  • Place Value, Arithmetic and core Skills
Writing
  •  Based on Falling Angels
  • History Non-Fiction Writing
Reading:
  • Reseach in History and Science
  • Topic Comprehension
Grammar and Spelling
  •  Nouns, noun phrases and determiners
History:
  •  Who were the Vikings and Viking daily life
Geography:
  •  Viking homelands, settlements and exploration
MFL: Spanish:
  • This Friday with Senor Whalley
Art:
  •  Mark  making skills
R.E:
  •  Introduction to our topic
 P.E.
 
Music: 
  • I sing pop commencing next week
 
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