Welcome to class 6!
Things you need to know:
- P.E is on a Tuesday afternoon during Autumn term. P.E kits should be brought into school that morning and taken home at the end of the day.
- Homework is set on a Wednesday and should be completed by the following Monday. Daily tasks may also be set in order to further support the learning in school. This will be recorded in the pupil's diaries.
- Children have daily reading homework, which should be recorded in their diaries, and brought into school every day.
- Resources are provided in school.
- Pupils must bring a full water bottle to school each day.
Key stage 2 SATS Dates for 2021
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 10th May to Thursday 13th May 2021
Monday 10th May
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 1
English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Paper 2
Tuesday 11th May
English reading test
Wednesday 12th May
Maths Paper 1: Arithmetic
Maths Paper 2: Reasoning
Thursday 13th May
Maths Paper 3: Reasoning
Our class Saint is Saint Christopher
Autumn Vehicle 2020: Unexpected Heroes
Though our vehicle, Unexpected Heroes, we will be learning about:
- The role of animals in WW1 in our History lessons.
- North America, in particular Alaska, through our Geography lessons.
- A selection of heroes within the art world over time, including Banksy and Leonardo Da Vinci.
- Funky Fashions in Design and Technology.
- Looking at a selection of heroes in music, from The Beatles to Elvis.
What we are reading this term:
Our English lessons will be based on the book, Holes by Louis Sachar. We will be doing a variety of activities, as we immerse ourselves in the story.
Statutory National Curriculum Spellings
Autumn 1st half
Autumn 2nd half
Spring 1st half
Spring 2nd half
Summer 1st half
Revision (yr 5)
Year 6 Science Topics
Animals Including Humans
- To label the major organs of the body.
- To know the role of the heart, including blood vessels (A, V, C).
- To know how the ideas of Galen and Harvey differ.
- To define heart rate & pulse rate.
- Give examples of a healthy diet and the 7 food groups
- Respiratory system -To know how we breathe and what structures are involved.
- To understand effects of exercise on the body
- To define a drug and give examples of legal and illegal drugs, knowing how they affect the body.
- To know the word micro-organism and discuss ways we can stay healthy
- To recognise light travels in straight lines
- To give examples of sources of light and understand how we can see things.
- To know how light travels from a source to our eyes
- To understand why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
- Reflection – to give examples of reflective materials
Evolution and Inheritance
- Recognise that living things have changed and that fossils provide the evidence of this change
- Living things reproduce – offspring inherit characteristics from their parents but look slightly different due to variation.
- Variation is either inherited (from parents) or environmental (from surroundings)
- All species are adapted to suit their environment. To detail adaptations in plants and animals for hot, cold and dry habitats.
Living things and their habitat (classification)
- To group living things as vertebrates and invertebrates.
- To group vertebrates into their 5 classes.
- The reason for classification
- To use a key to classify some organisms
- The significance of the work of scientists such as Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification.
- Research plants and animals in unfamiliar habitats
- Electrical Safety
- Use circuit symbols are be able to draw a circuit.
- Associate brightness of a bulb or volume of a buzzer with number of cells used in a circuit and voltage.
- Make comparisons with various components, when are they dimmer, brighter?
- Make a selection of series circuits.
You listen to the songs for free using this website, it’s a fun way to learn times tables.
Lots of great resources to help prepare for SATs.
An online reading website that measures children's progress in reading - for every 100 knowledge points pupils receive an achievement point at school!
SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)
Curriculum Plans for Reading, Writing, Mathematics and RE
Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum and Expectations
With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.
Below you will find the expectations for Year 5 and Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. The year 5 document that can also be downloaded provides year 5 expectations. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.
As a school we report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at our parent evenings during the year.
The following terms will be used:
· Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.
· Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .
· Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations.
Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.
This website allows children to access a wide range of SATs questions grouped in to specific categories.
If you are struggling with a certain question you can click the Youtube link and it will provide you with an efficient way of completing the question.