The Blossom Federation

Year 6

Class Teachers

Miss Kepha - 6K
Miss Fergus - 6FO
Miss O'Brien - 6FO
Mr Swarbrick - 6S

Upcoming Year 6 Events

06/09 16:15 Year 6 - Meet the Teacher

Summer Half-Term

Literacy

In Summer we will be writing narrative thrillers focusing on using devices to build suspense and create atmosphere. We will also be 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).  

In spelling we will continue to review the Year 6 spellings.

In grammar we will be recapping active and passive voice, past and present progressive tense, semi colons and parenthesis. 

In reading this term we will be reading 'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd. 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. 

Maths

In the Summer Term, Year 6 will be working on different units. With the first two units which are percentage and decimals, Y6 will be consolidating as we covered these units during lock-down.

We will be working on:

Number decimals: Working with numbers of up to 3 decimal places applying the main 2 operations (Multiplication and Division) as well as converting decimals into fractions

Percentage: Understanding percentage, converting fractions to percentages, percentages of amounts and equivalent percentage of fractions and decimals.

Ration: Introducing the colon notation as the ratio symbol, linking this with the language for example ‘for every…, there are…’ Learning to read ratios e.g. 3 ∶ 5 as “three to five”. For example, ‘For every 3 bananas there are 5 apples.

Statistic: Read and interpreting data, using their knowledge of scales to read information accurately.

We will also learn how use the x and y axis as well as interpret, draw line graphs and use it to solve word problems.

Geometry: Learning about properties of shapes, naming and describing the 4 different types of angles, (right angle, obtuse, acute, reflex) as well as drawing and measuring different angles using a protractor.

Support your children by logging on at home and giving them time to complete the google classroom weekly tasks. This will help support their learning and progress. Please continue to use IXL and Times Tables Rock stars on a daily basis.

Science

In science we will be investigating electricity during the first half of the summer term. We will begin by learning about circuits, cells and voltage and the symbols we use to represent components in diagrams. We will study the effect of changing various components in circuits and then to compare and give reasons for these changes during our experiments. We will use scientific vocabulary and units to record and present our discoveries in a variety of forms.

We will then move on to investigating light – discussing what light is made of and how we can measure it. We will look at the properties and behaviour of light in a variety of environments, and experiment with its manipulation. There will be cross curricular links both with maths (mirroring) and art (colour theory).

Cross Curricular

This summer we are ‘intrepid explorers’ – asking ourselves “do rivers have rights?” We will study the features of rivers including waterfalls and ox bow lakes using geographical vocabulary like erosion and sediment; this topic links with science using the water cycle. Human’s reliance on rivers for transport and power (linking to our science topic of electricity) and their effect on the ecosystems and environment will also be covered. We will also look specifically at important rivers across the globe.

Asking ourselves “is it beautiful or useful?” we will transition to study through an artistic lens, specifically looking at Japanese textiles and silk painting. We will learn the history of the art form and its historical and cultural significance, comparing it to other contemporary art forms. After we have learnt these techniques we will put them into practice using a variety of different mediums to create our own great works of art!

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