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.
If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact Mr Zoumides via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Zoumides & Mrs Frederick
Y6 Roles 2020 21
Head Boy - Daniel Renshaw
Head Girl - Isabelle Goodwin
Deputy Head Boy - Charlie Smith
Deputy Head Girl - Lola-Rose Churchill
St Matthew: Jack Law & Millie Whitfield
St Mark: Alfie Ballard & Maisie Smith
St Luke: Lucas Rigby & Grace Davies
St John: Daniel Colclough & Ruby Farrington
Lucas Rigby & Julia Nicpon
Digital Leaders - Jalika Keita, Aleksandra Banas,
Riley Bradshaw and Eddie Chen
Fire Marshals - Lucas Rigby & Charlie Smith
Catholic Social Teaching (CST) representatives:
Daniel Colclough, Jalika Keita, Georgie Hackney and Riley Bradshaw
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
Unit D: Christmas
Exploring the story of the birth of Christ from the Gospel of St Matthew and St Luke.
Learn about some images of Christ that are found in the Prologue to the Gospel of St John.
Unit E: Baptism and Confirmation
Learn about the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation.
Explore the signs and symbols of both of these sacraments. Hear about the Gift of the Holy Spirit being given in the celebration of these Sacraments.
Unit B: Followers of Christ
Consider the call of the disciples by Jesus and learn about the demands that the call of Christ placed on these first disciples.
Think about ways in which we answer the call of Christ today through the life of the Church.
Can you be the next X-box apprentice?
Know how the number and voltage of cells in a circuit links to the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer.
Compare and give reasons for why components work and do not work in a circuit.
Draw circuit diagrams using correct symbols.
Climate Change and Sustainability
How long do we have left?
Know how time zones work and calculate differences around the world.
Know why industrial areas and ports and important.
Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Northern and Southern hemisphere, the equator, the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer and the Arctic and Antarctic Circle.
Product with an Electrical Component
Can we save our planet?
We will be designing and creating a moving vehicle using a renewable energy source.
Use electrical systems correctly to enhance a given product.
Understand the significance of culture and society when designing a product.
Scratch: Animated Stories
Can you create your own animated scene?
Design, write and debug programs.
Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work.
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).
Class Texts 2021 22
Spring 1 2022
Our class text this half term is ‘Ice Palace’ by the author Robert Swindells.
Starjik! Whisper his name and it was winter in your heart.
We will be using this text to help us with our literacy work, particularly with our narrative writing. We will be focusing on the characters’ actions, thoughts and emotions, helping us to write from their points-of-view.
We will also be using our class text for drama lessons
‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
Our class text this half term is ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. We will be exploring the characters of the book and using the text to inspire some of our writing in Literacy. We will be writing conversations between Scrooge and other characters, recounts from Scrooge’s nephew’s point-of-view, and alternative endings to this well-known classic. We will also be using the text as a starting point to find out what Christmas was like during Victorian times.
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.
Spring 1 2022
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.
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.
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.
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
The focus for Maths
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination.
Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1.
Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions.
Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form.
Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.
Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents for a simple fraction.
Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places and multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to three decimal places.
Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts.
The focus for English using our class text..
Ice Palace (Narrative, Non-narrative, Speech)
Writing narrative pieces based on our class text ‘Ice Palace’.
Compare our class text to other stories with similar characters and outcomes.
Writing alternative endings to our class text.
Grammar focus: punctuation, pronouns, possessive pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, fronted adverbials.
Focus on spellings: National Curriculum Y3/4 and Y5/6 lists.
Guided reading texts: ‘The Last Tree’ by Emily Haworth-Boot and ‘Window’ by Jeannie Baker
In line with the current guidance, 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.
PE will take place outdoors (weather permitting).
Music will be taught by Mrs Amison on a alternate Wednesdays.
Through our class instrumental and singing sessions we will continue our journey of discovery through the commercial music of the 20th Century, looking at the post-war era of 1950s Rock ’n’ roll and moving forward to the 1960s and songs of The Beatles.
This term, we will be continuing with the Ten:Ten ‘Life to the Full’ programme for RHSE. 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.
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Dreams and Goals
Describe ways in which we can work with others collaboratively.
Identify things that motivate us to do well.
Discuss how working together can make the world a better place.
Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.
Key events for this half term Spring 1 2022
Spring 1: Tuesday 4th January to Friday 18th February 2022
Tuesday 4th January - School opens for Spring 1
Thursday 20th January @ 6pm - SATs Information Evening
Friday 4th February – Watch Me Learn
Tuesday 8th February - Safer Internet Day 2022
Friday 18th February - School closes for half term
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