Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Miss Smith and Mrs Okon make up the Year 6 staff team this year.

Summer Term

English

During this term we will continue to focus on a wide range of grammar and punctuation. We will be focusing on the text 'Orphans of the Tide' and producing our own version of the story. We will be enhancing our editing and reflecting skills as we self assess against success criteria. We will also be working on play scripts as we prepare for our Year 6 leavers production. Here we will text interrogate a variety of plays and enjoy lots of exploring through drama. 

Maths

We will be converting units of measure in Maths, investigating and exploring capacity, length and mass. We will also be looking at area and perimeter, including the area of a triangle and the volume of cubes. In addition we will begin to look at ratio and fractions, ratio language and simple ratio problems. We will then be working on lots of problem solving projects and making links to consolidate all of our learning.

Theme

We will begin this term with our Geography looking at the pros and cons of using palm oil. We will focus on world trade, looking at imports and exports. We will then turn to focus on History as we explore which invaders have had the biggest impact on Britain's legacy. This will involve us making links to our previous learning as we investigate the Vikings and the Romans. 

Science

This term our Science focus will be evolution and inheritance. We will be looking at characteristics and move our focus on to looking at fossils. 

 

 

 

Spring Term

English

This half-term the children will be focusing on enhancing their narrative writing. We will be creating our own narratives based on the 'Godley Turntable'. Our focuses will be varying sentence openers, high quality punctuation (such as colons & semi-colons) and using adverbial and prepositional phrases. We will look at other aspects of SPaG such as hyphens and modal verbs. 

Maths

This term we will be looking at geometry, position and direction. We will also be looking at decimal numbers as well as multiplying and dividing these numbers within a problem. We will also be continuing with mental calculations and building on our arithmetic skills.

Theme

In our theme work we will be focusing on Geography, where we will look in depth at Europe, comparing and contrasting volcanoes. We will be exploring and developing our map skills using six figure grid references and looking at the 8 points of a compass. In our History work we will be looking World War 2, with a specific focus on Anne Frank

In Science we will be looking at Light and Electricity.

 

Autumn Term

English

This half-term the children will be focusing on enhancing their historical narrative writing. We will be exploring Treason by Berlie Doherty and using the structure to inspire us to write our own stories. Our focuses will be varying sentence openers, high quality punctuation (such as colons & semi-colons) and using adverbial and prepositional phrases.

Children will undertake at least three in-class reading sessions per week and also have time in class to read for pleasure.

Maths

This half term we will be looking at geometry, position and direction. We will also be taking a deep look at fractions, finding equivalences, adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, simplifying and much more. We will also be continuing with mental calculations and building on our arithmetic skills.

Theme

In our theme work we will be focusing on History, where we will look in depth at the impact that The Tudors had on Britain along with learning about key figures such as Henry VIII. We will be exploring historical sources and evidence to answer the question, Henry VIII-hero or villain?

In Science we will be looking at Living Things and their Habitats

Useful Websites

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
www.resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/  
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/0/
www.topmarks.co.uk
www.ttrockstars.com
www.spag.com
www.readtheory.org
 
 

Year 6