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Year 6 Class 

Welcome to Y6’s class page!

Class Teacher – Mr Zoumides

 

Y6 Roles 2020 21

Head Boy - Daniel Renshaw

Head Girl - Isabelle Goodwin

Deputy Head Boy - Charlie Smith

Deputy Head Girl - Lola-Rose Churchill

House Captains

St Matthew:- 

St Mark

St Luke:

St John: 

School Council 

 

Digital Leaders - 

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We would like to thank you for your support. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Zoumides via email: mzoumides@stmarysnewman.co.uk

Class Saint

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Y6 have chosen St. Maximillian Kolbe as their class Saint.

 

This special day of celebration is 14th August, Y6 will celebrate this day in school week beginning 11th July 2022

 

 RE

Unit A: The Story of the People of God

Develop understanding and knowledge of the structure of the Bible.

Read stories of significant people in the Old Testament and discover what some of these stories tell us about their relationship with God.

Unit L: Celebrating the Life of Mary and the Saints

In this unit, we will be exploring some of the Church’s beliefs about the Blessed Virgin Mary and the feasts that are celebrated in her honour.

We will consider why her role in the life of Christ was so important.

We will also learn about Mary and the Saints being united with Christ in heaven. We will be exploring devotions and prayers in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Saints

 

 

 

 

Science Topic

Autumn 1

Living Things and their Habitats

Could Spiderman Really Exist?

Learn about the classification of living things, including microorganisms.

Sort animals into groups based on their similarities and differences.

Create a ‘curious creature’ and classify it based on its characteristics.

 

Geography Topic

Autumn 1

Fairtrade

How fair is Fairtrade?

Understand and describe the key aspects of human geography.

Explain what trade links are and the impact they have on the distribution of natural resources.

Research and explain the main human and physical differences between the third world and developed countries in the world.

 

 

DT

Autumn 1

Come Dine With Me

What’s on your menu?

Understand the importance of storing food safely.

Understand and explain the difference between a savoury and sweet dish.

Work within a budget to create a meal.

Use market research to inform plans and ideas for a menu.

Create a suitable packaging for your final product.

Evaluate final product against clear criteria.

 

 

Computing

 

Scratch: Animated Stories

Can you create your own animated scene?

Design, write and debug programs.

Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work.

 

 

French

 

Les Vetements (Clothes)

Ce qui est sur votre ligne de lavage?

What’s on your washing line?

Learn clothing vocabulary.

Ask and answer questions about what is worn.

Say what others wear (il/elle).

Speak and write about what others are wearing, including colours of items of clothing.

Class Texts 2021 22

Autumn 1 

We will be using the texts ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by J. K. Rowling

Our class texts this half term will be ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by J.K. Rowling.

Our writing tasks this half term will be based around these texts. We will be writing non-chronological reports on our very own mythical beasts.

There will also be a focus on narrative and descriptive writing and using a wide range of vocabulary.

We will also be using extracts from these texts during our guided reading sessions to help us with retrieval,

comprehension and inference.

 

Homework/Reading Expectations

 

                                             Autumn 2021                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Daily Homework

Children in Year 6 receive daily maths homework that will enable them to practise the 4 basic operations as well as apply these to reasoning questions.

Daily literacy homework will focus on spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

Weekly Homework

Each week, two pieces of homework are set for the children to complete (30 minutes each piece).

Homework may be revision from a unit of work previously taught or it may be new learning for a unit or concept that will be followed up in class.

All children will receive a piece of Maths or English each week (this will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete). They will also receive one piece from either Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, French, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated on a weekly basis).

Homework is handed out on a Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. We will continue to set one piece of homework on Microsoft TEAMS to further develop the children’s computing skills.

Reading Diaries

Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.

Spellings

It is extremely important that spellings are practised regularly at home. The children are to use the Year 3/4 and 5/6 National Curriculum spelling guides.

Mental Maths/Times Tables

Times tables and mental maths skills are vital for your child’s progress in maths. These should be practised regularly. Your child will know which times table / mental maths challenge they are currently working on.

Particular focus this term

Autumn 1 2021

The focus for Maths

Number and Place Value (Rounding, Negative Numbers)

Read, write, compare and order numbers up to 10 million.

Use negative numbers in context, calculating intervals across zero.

Round whole numbers and determine the value of each digit in any number.

Consolidate and apply written methods for all four operations.

 

The focus for English using our class text..

 

Journey to the River Sea

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Write non-chronological reports on our own mythical creatures.

Write narrative descriptions based on our class text, using figurative language.

Write letters from a character’s point-of-view.

Grammar focus: formal language, apostrophes, figurative language, antonyms, synonyms, homophones.

Focus on spellings: National Curriculum Y3/4 and Y5/6 lists.

PE

Autumn 1 

 

Due to the updated guidance, we will return to children changing for PE lessons in school. Therefore, children are expected to come to school, wearing their normal school uniform, every day, with their PE kits in school from Monday to Friday.

PE will take place outdoors (weather permitting).

 

 

MUSIC

 Autumn 1

Music will be taught by Mrs Amison on a weekly basis.

Story telling through music – We will be exploring songs which tell stories in two genres, 19th Century German Lieder and 20th Century Musical Theatre. We will listen carefully to how the dimensions of music, in particular the dynamics and articulation, in both the singing and instrumental parts contribute to the story being told.

 

PSHE

Being Me In My World

Am I One in a Million?

Understand the importance of being yourself and trying your best in new situations.

Aspire to achieve goals in the future.

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc. 

 

Key events for this half term Autumn 1 2021

 

Autumn 1: Wednesday 8th September to Friday 22nd October

Monday 6th September & Tuesday 7th September (INSET days – closed to pupils)

Wednesday 8th September: Autumn 1 begins

Tuesday 14th September: New Class Induction Meetings

Friday 17th September: Topic Day

Tuesday 21st September & Wednesday 22nd September: Parent Teacher Target Meetings

Monday 27th September – Friday 1st October: Stanley Head Outdoor Education Centre

Friday 22nd October: Autumn 1 ends

 

New Website Links

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Button – mental maths practise

http://www.timestables.me.uk/

Times table practise

https://www.spag.com/

Spelling, punctuation and grammar practise

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