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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.

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

 

God Bless,

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

House Captains

St Matthew: Jack Law & Millie Whitfield

St MarkAlfie Ballard & Maisie Smith

St Luke: Lucas Rigby & Grace Davies

St John: Daniel Colclough & Ruby Farrington

 

School Council 

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

Class Saint

2021 22

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

Spring 1

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Science Topic

Spring 1

 

 

Electricity

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.

 

Geography Topic

Spring 1

 

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.

 

DT

Spring 1

 

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.

 

 

 

Computing

Spring 1

 

Scratch: Animated Stories

Can you create your own animated scene?

Design, write and debug programs.

Use logical reasoning to explain how algorithms work.

 

 

 

 

French

Spring 1

 

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 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

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.

 

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

 

                                             Spring 1 2022                                                                                                                                                                   

 

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.

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

Spring 1

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

PE

Spring 1

 

PE (outdoors)

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

Spring 1

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.

 

PSHE

 

RHSE

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.

You will need the following login credentials for our school:

Username: st-mary-st6

Password: vision24-st6

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

 

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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