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Year 6 Class 

Welcome to Y6’s class page!

Class Teacher – Mr Zoumides

Support staff – Mrs Jenkins 

 

Y6 Roles 2020 21

Head Boy - Archie Cipolla-Currall

Head Girl - Madeleine Holmes

Deputy Head Boy - James Smith

Deputy Head Girl - Sophie Rubanski

House Captains

St Matthew:- Thomas Lowton & Waliyah Iddirisu-Osman

St Mark: Harry Page & Grace Coates

St Luke:Jordan Colclough & Eva Beech

St John: Harry Gilmour & Eden Wilkinson Jones

School Council 

Alfie Harvey & Lucy Sidley

Digital Leaders - Arib Ahmed & Annabella Hancock

Fire Marshals - Corben Bell & Scarlett Mounfield

 

We would like to thank you for your support and kind words.

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 Jenkins

   Online Library 

Oak National Academy are working with the National Literacy Trust to launch a new online library for pupils. The Virtual School Library hosts free reading and writing content from children’s authors, providing a free-to-access book every week from the platform’s author of the week.

This week’s author is Jacqueline Wilson. A great way to keep children reading at home!

https://library.thenational.academy/

 

Year 6 SATs Booster Sessions

Please note that booster sessions for all Year 6 children will take place every Tuesday between 3pm and 4pm.

It is important that all children attend these sessions as additional help will be given in reading, writing and mathematics.

 

Class Saint

Y6 have chosen St Leo The Great as their class Saint.

This day will celebrated by Y6 on Tuesday 10th November

 

RE

Unit F: Lent

Develop our understanding of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Examine the teaching of Jesus about these things and think about why they may be important activities for Christians today.

Link these ideas to scripture and use sources to reach to conclusions about faith and actions.

Unit H: Holy Week

Learn about the Passion of Christ and Jesus’ last few days.

Understand the events that took place in the Garden of Gethsemane through to the death of Jesus on the cross.

Explain why the death of Jesus is described as a sacrifice and reflect on our own sacrifices in life

Science Topic

Animals Including Humans

What would a journey through your body be like?

Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system.

Know the function of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

Know the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on health.

Know the ways in which nutrients and water are transported in animals, including humans.

 

History Topic

Spring 2 - How Woeful was World War II?

Understand how Hitler convinced a nation like Germany to follow him.

Understand and explain how the battle of Britain changed WWII.

Know about the main events from this period of history, explaining the order of these events and what happened, using a chronological framework.

 

D&T

Anderson Shelter

Would your Anderson Shelter have endured the Blitz?

Design and make a replica of an Anderson Shelter.

Make a product by strengthening, stiffening and reinforcing.

 

Computing

Coding

Can you crack the code?

Explain what coding is.

Create a program with an object that repeats actions indefinitely

Introduce ‘If’ statements to allow selection within a program.

Understand what a variable is in programming.

To go through the design, code, execute and refine processes.

 

 

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).

 

 

Class Texts 2020 21

Spring 2

‘Whistling in the Dark’ by Shirley Hughes

Our class text this half term is ‘Whistling in the Dark’ by the author Shirley Hughes.

Liverpool, 1940: Joan and best friend Doreen love going to the cinema until the Nazi bombings intensify, then even that becomes too dangerous – especially when an army deserter in found lurking in the neighbourhood.

 

We will be reading and writing short stories, including flashbacks and those with a time slip. We will be considering effective techniques to develop character and settings, as well as analysing and comparing newspaper articles, in preparation for our own newspaper reports on the Blitz in London, during WWII

 

Spring 1

'Ice Palace’ by Robert Swindells

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.

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.

Autumn 2

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.

Homework/Reading Expectations


 

 

Daily Maths and Literacy

Children in Year 6 receive daily maths and daily literacy. This will enable them to practise the 4 basic operations, apply these to reasoning questions and focus on spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

Reading

Children are encouraged to read at home daily, for a minimum of 20 minutes.

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

The focus for Maths

 

Algebra

Use simple formulae.

Generate and describe linear number sequences.

Express missing number problems, algebraically.

Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns.

 

 

The focus for English using our class text..

Whistling in the Dark (Poetry, Newspaper Reports, Letters, Biographies)

Use figurative language to create imagery in poetry – ‘Blitz’ poems.

Understand the events of WWII to write newspaper reports based around the bombings in London and other major cities in England.

Write letters from the London evacuees during WWII.

Use information gathered to create fictional characters and write biographies.

Grammar focus: figurative language, subheadings, clauses, relative clauses, parenthesis, modal verbs, speech.

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

Guided reading texts: ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’ and ‘Rose Blanche’

PE

 

This half term, Year 6 will have street dance on Thursdays (indoors) and PE on Fridays (outdoors – weather permitting).

Please ensure that the children in school wear their PE kits on these days and their full uniforms on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

 

 

 

MUSIC

   Music will continue to be taught by our specialist music teacher, Mrs Amison.
  Online, and in class, we will be looking at the main features and development of commercial music in the 20th Century, starting in the 1950s

 

 

 

PHSE

Healthy Me

Evaluate when alcohol is being used responsibly, anti-socially or misused.

Explain how alcohol can change the behaviour of some people.

Give reasons for not drinking alcohol in the future

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc. 

 

Key events for this half term

Spring 2: Monday 22nd February – Thursday 1st April 2021

Monday 22nd February – Spring 2 begins

Tuesday 2nd March – Parents’ Evening​​​​​​​Thursday 4th March – Year 6 Online Science Workshop ‘The Molliebird’

Thursday 1st April – Spring 2 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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