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Miss Kepha - 6K
Miss Fergus - 6FO
Miss O'Brien - 6FO
Mr Swarbrick - 6S
Spring 1 Half-Term
In writing we are working on our narrative writing skills by using a picture as a stimulus to write a short descriptive story. The focus is on applying all the grammar and Year 6 writing features that we have been learning since September such as: expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, a variety of punctuation (brackets, semi-colons and dashes), figurative language (similes, metaphors and personification) and a variety of sentence structures (relative and subordinate clauses and compound and complex sentences). We will then go on to formal letter writing focusing on the language and layout features of a persuasive letter and a letter of complaint.
In spelling we will continue to review the Year 6 spellings. In grammar we will be looking at: subordinate clauses, active and passive voice, past and present progressive tense, antonyms and synonyms, modal verbs and prepositions.
In reading this term we will be reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar - Read along with our daily story time video. We will also be recapping and developing our comprehension skills (predicting, summarising, inferring, making connections, evaluating, questioning and clarifying). Continue to read your home reading book daily and write comments in your reading record using the stems stuck in the front.
In the Spring 1 Half-Term, Year 6 will be working on different units. We will be working on:
Number decimals, our focus will be working with numbers of up to 3 decimal places applying the main 2 operations (Multiplication and Division) as well as converting decimals into fractions.
Our next unit will be on percentage. Our focus will be on understanding percentage, converting fractions to percentages, percentages of amounts and equivalent percentage of fractions and decimals.
Our third unit of Spring 1 will focus on algebra, looking at different equations and methods of solving 1 and 2-step equations.
Our fourth unit will be on Measuring, we will look at converting units, imperial and metric measure. We will also have daily arithmetic and weekly arithmetic every Friday.
Support your children by logging on at home and giving them time to complete the google classroom daily tasks. This will help support their learning and progress. Please continue to use IXL and Times Tables Rockstars on a daily basis.
For the Spring 1 half term our Cross Curricular topic will be Design and Technology, focusing on Structures. We be doing the Egg Drop Challenge and our areas of learning and key skills will be:
- Evaluating and categorising different materials’ properties
- Selecting materials based on their intended function within the structure
- Designing a structure to protect a raw egg when dropped
- Drawing and labelling a detailed design plan for our structure
- Building a structure using a wide range of materials and techniques
- Testing our structure and evaluating its effectiveness at protecting the egg
- Thinking critically about improvements that can be made to structure’s design
- Evaluating the effectiveness of different materials used in building the structure
- Implementing the improvements to our structures
- Retesting our structures and increasing the drop height to test the parameters of their effectiveness
- Concluding what materials and design choice make the most effective structure based upon the materials’ individual properties and the overall intended purpose of the structure
For the Spring 1 half term our Cross Curricular topic will be Evolution, focusing on the life of Charles Darwin and the theory of Evolution and genetic inheritance. Our areas of learning will:
- The life of Charles Darwin and his voyage on the HMS Beagle
- The scientific method used to create and test a theory
- The theory of evolution, inheritance and ‘survival of the fittest’
- Specific adaptations and how they came to be
- Human evolutionary history
- Genetic inheritance, including humans’ hair and eye colour
Our key skills will be:
- Research using secondary sources
- Identifying and classifying living things and their adaptations
- Identifying naturally occurring patterns
- Explaining relationships between observable information and scientific concepts
- Exploring the natural world outside
- Documenting our findings using a variety of methods – writing, drawing, labelling, and sorting/categorising.
Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.
Year 6 Highlights
Past Year 6 Highlights
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