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 10,000,00:
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:
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 gripping ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.
The children will begin Y6 by looking at The Story of the People of God in which the children will know that the Bible is a library of books that can be placed into different categories. They will be able to identify some styles of literature found in the Bible. They will know some stories of significant people from the Old Testament and will be able to discuss the relationship these people had with God. They will know and be able to reflect on the Commandments. The children will then study about The Followers of Christ and what certain specific prayers may guide them towards.
Our Class Saint is: St. Maximilian Kolbe
During the children’s exciting study of living things, the children will work scientifically by researching, observing over time, performing tests using equipment and asking questions! Throughout the term, Y6 will learn all about Carl Linnaeus’ legacy through the following questions:
-How many ways can animals be sorted?
-How and why do we use a classification key?
-How can we classify plants?
-What are micro-organisms?
-How are micro-organisms classified?
-How can we find out what makes yeast grow?
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’?
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 unit, the Y6s will be learning all about food in readiness for an exciting “Come Dine with Me” experience where they will compete to produce the best dish based on the teacher’s clearly defined success criteria. Throughout the unit, the children will:
Think carefully about kitchen safety; combine ingredients to produce exciting flavours; evaluate findings and improve ideas; refine recipes to suit purpose and finally create their own recipe book.
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:
Throughout the autumn term, Y6 will be answering the question: How does music bring us together?
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.