Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

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

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 half 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 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