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Year 6 Class 

Welcome to Y6’s class page!

Class Teacher – Mr Zoumides

supported by Mrs Frederick

 

 

We would like to thank you for your continued support – we are extremely proud of all our children and how hard they are working! Well done to all of our Year 6 children!

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Zoumides via email: mzoumides@stmarysnewman.co.uk

 

Stay safe and God Bless,

Mr Zoumides and Mrs Frederick

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Summer 2

Class Saint

 

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 E: Baptism and Confirmation

  • In this unit, we will be learning about the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.
  • We will be exploring the signs and symbols of these Sacraments and will be hearing about the gift of the Holy Spirit being given in the celebration of these Sacraments.

                                                                    

  

Class Texts 

 

 

‘Skellig’ by David Almond

 

Michael steps into the crumbling garage. What is this thing beneath the spiders’ webs and dead flies?

A human being, or a strange kind of beast never seen before? The only person Michael can confide

in is Mina. Together, they carry the creature into the light, and Michael’s world changes for ever…

 

Dealing with themes of friendship, healing and a belief in the impossible, Skellig’s true nature will open

some challenging debates in class this half term and close reading of David Almond’s powerful text

will enrich our very own writing.

 

We will continue to use this book from David Almond for our guided reading sessions.

 

 

‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan

 

‘The reader’s experience, as he or she tries to make sense of the unfamiliar scenes and strange images,

parallels that of the emigrant, striving to understand without the aid of language.

This extraordinarily accomplished piece of storytelling can be read and understood

on many different levels.’

The Guardian

 

Shaun Tan’s iconic and multi-award-winning modern classic deals with themes of immigration,

hope and persistence.

 

 

English

 

 

‘Skellig’ and ‘The Arrival’

  • Write a newspaper article based on the events of ‘The Arrival’.
  • Write a monologue from the perspective of one of the characters from the book.
  • Create a poem to show emotions from the back story of the illustrations of the book.
  • Grammar focus: first person, past and present tense, figurative language, adjectives, adverbs, short sentences, rhetorical questions, punctuation.
  • Focus on spellings: National Curriculum Y3/4 and Y5/6 lists.
  • Guided reading texts: ‘Skellig’ by David Almond and ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan.

 

 

Maths

 

 

Shape

  • Recognise, describe and build simple 3D shapes, including making nets.
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons.
  • Illustrate and name parts of circles including the diameter, radius and circumference (and know that the diameter is twice the radius).

 

Statistics

  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables.
  • Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

 

 

Science Topic

 

Evolution and Inheritance

Have we always looked like this?

  • We will be exploring the concepts of adaptation, changes and evolution whilst studying this unit of work.
  • Know that fossils provide information about living things in the past.
  • Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind.
  • Know about adaptation and evolution.

 

 

 

History

 

Vikings

Were the Vikings really that Vicious?

 

  • We will be exploring the concepts of continuity and change and cause and consequence in this unit of work.
  • We will learn where the Vikings originated from, using our map work to show this.
  • Exploring the idea of conflict, we will be asking the question: Why did the Vikings frequently win battles against the Anglo-Saxons?

 

 

 

Art

Norse Mythology

How will your Viking Figurehead help you to prepare for battle?

 

  • We will be exploring the concepts of shape, form and texture to best prepare ourselves for battle.
  • Know which media to use to create maximum impact.
  • Use a full range of pencils, charcoal or pastels when creating a piece of observational art.
  • Explain why different tools have been used to create art.
  • Know how to use feedback to make adjustments & improvements to art.

 

           

 

 

 

Computing

 

Film Making

Could you be the next blockbuster director?

 

  • In this unit of Computing, we will be exploring the concepts of algorithms, logic and program to create our very own films.
  • Understand computer networks including the internet.
  • Understand how computer networks can provide multiple services such as the World Wide Web.

 

 

 

French

 

J’habite

  • Learn how to ask ‘Where do you live?’
  • Learn and revise vocabulary linked to living at home (house, garden, bedroom etc.)
  • Use prepositions in French (e.g. on, behind, in).

 

Allez a la Plage

  • Learn new vocabulary focusing on what we would need to take to the beach.

 

 

 

 

PE

 

Swimming and PE

This half term, Year 6 will have PE on Mondays (outdoors – weather permitting)

and swimming lessons on Fridays.

Children will continue to change 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.

 

Please check that your child has the correct swimming kit.

 

MUSIC

 

Music will continue to be taught by our specialist music teacher, Mrs Amison.

 

 

 

RSHE

 

 

RHSE

  • This term, we will be continuing our Ten:Ten ‘Life to the Full’ programme for RSE.
  • Please log into the parent portal to access information about the programme your children will be following, access to resources and suggestions for further activities at home.
  • You will need the following login credentials for our school:

Username: st-mary-st6

Password: vision24-st6

 

Homework/Expectations

 

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 (around 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 Monday.

 

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.

 

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc. 

 

Please keep any eye out on the messenger for any important dates.

 

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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