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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

Class Saint

Welcome to Y6 Class Page!

Class Teacher  - Mr Zoumides 

Support Staff  - Mrs Jenkins 

 

Science Topic

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.

History or Geography Topic

Autumn 1 - Geography - 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.

Art or D&T Topic

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

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 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.

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 2020 21

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

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 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

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 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 texts..

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

PE will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Year 6, this half term, outdoors (weather permitting).

Children are expected to come to school and remain in their PE kits on these days. It is advisable to bring a school jumper/cardigan during the autumn term as we will be having PE on the all-weather pitch.

Full school uniform, including correct footwear, must be worn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in line with the school’s policy.

 

MUSIC

Music will be taught by Mrs Amison on a weekly basis. Y6 will learn about ‘Swing music’ (1930s – 1940s).

Be inspired by musicians such as Duke Wellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman and Louis Prima.

Take part in 3-part singing, instrumentation, swung rhythms and scatting.

 

PHSE

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. 2020 21

Autumn 1: Wednesday 2nd September – Friday 23rd October

Tuesday 1st September (INSET day – closed to pupils)

18th September  – Topic Day

22nd September    – Parent Teacher  Target meetings 3.30 – 6pm

23rd September    – Parent Teacher Target Meetings 5.30 – 8pm

w/b 5th October   - Anti-bullying & disability awareness week

 

 

Topic Day

Recent Trips/Workshops

 

Stanley Head outdoor education centre 23-27th September

 

 

 

 

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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