Welcome to Y6
We strongly believe that your child will do better if we work as a team. If you have any worries or concerns about your child, please do let us know so that we are aware. You may message on Class Dojo or, if you prefer, you can send an e-mail to the office. Alternatively, contact us on the playground before and after school if it’s a quick word you need.
Learning in Year 6 never stops...
Maths:- This term, the children will be learning through the following units:
Place Value within 10,000,000
In Maths, we will be revising a lot too in preparation of our SATs in May 23.
English and Reading:
This term, the children will be analysing and immersing; writing and editing; revising and publishing their very best written work in the style of the following genres:
- Stories with flashback
- Biography / Autobiography
National curriculum expectations for grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taught throughout the above units. The children will be revising all aspects of GPS previously taught throughout school and learning new skills, such as:
Use of the passive to affect the presentation of information in a sentence [for example, I broke the window in the greenhouse versus The window in the greenhouse was broken (by me)].
Use of the semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses [for example, It’s raining; I’m fed up]
Our class novel will be the excellent ‘When the Sky Falls’ by Phil Earle.
History:- Crime and Punishment!
During their study of crime and punishment throughout the ages, the children will answer the following inquiry questions:
How were criminals punished 800 years ago and how do we know?
What, if anything, can the story of Robin Hood tell us about justice in medieval England?
What types of crime became more common between 1500 - 1750?
Why would someone choose to become a highwayman?
Why were punishments so bloody during the 18th century?
Why was there so much change to crime and punishment during the 19th century (1800s)?
During the Autumn term, the children will be learning about rainforests and investigating the following inquiry questions, alongside their own:
What is a rainforest?
What are the layers of the rainforest?
What characterises the Congo?
How devastating might deforestation be?
What are the ‘lungs of our world’?
Science- Animals Including Humans:
During the children’s exciting study of animals including humans, the children will work scientifically by researching, observing over time, performing tests using equipment and asking questions! Throughout the term, Y6 will:
-Learn about the circulatory system
-Create a model of a heart
-Explore how heart rates may change through exercise
-Research and understand how food labels in snacks help provide dietary information
-Design a model kidney
In design and Technology in Year 4 we will be focusing on textiles. We will be creating book covers using fasteners to develop our skills following on from the tote bag project last year. We will be using applique, running stitch, sewing buttons and elastic to create a funky individual book cover for our current reading books.
During their study of Rodin, the children will acquire key knowledge regarding Rodin’s history and his influence on art and sculpting. The children will make a series of observational drawings, developing skills that include sketching, developing tone, use of water colours and sculpting with various materials.
During the autumn term, the children will study the following units during their RE lessons:
- The Story of the People of God
- Followers of Christ
Woven throughout the curriculum, and the children’s time at school, we will be using Catholic Social Teaching to help our children develop and use the following life skills: Solidarity and the Common Good; Caring for the Poor and Vulnerable; Stewardship of God’s Creation; Rights and Responsibilities and Dignity of the Human Person.
Our class saint is Saint Oscar Romero.
At St. Filumena’s, we believe that PE plays an essential role in developing the child as a ‘whole’. Our PE lessons aim to develop both social and emotional skills alongside fundamental sporting skills. Lessons will be made up of an hour of fundamental skills practice, followed by a sport linking closely to those skills. During the autumn term, children will be developing:
All spelling patterns and words will be taught at school and children will bring home between 5-10 words each week to learn. Alongside spelling patters are the Y6 statutory words, all of which are listed below. Children should be able to spell all of these by the end of the year. Practicing little and often is the best method!
And finally, remember that in Y6, we
Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations
As a school, we report your child’s progress against these end-of-year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.
The following terms will be used:
· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.
Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.