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Year 6

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

 

     Mrs Fallows smiley 

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

 

Year 6

Autumn  1st half

Year 6

Autumn 2nd half

Year 6

Spring 1st half

Year 6

Spring 2nd half

Year 6

Summer 1st half

Revision (yr 5)

individual

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

muscle

necessary

 

 

recommend

relevant

restaurant

signature

sincere

immediately

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht

 

neighbour

nuisance

appreciate

accommodate

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

queue

recognise

 

 

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

committee

environment

government

communicate

accommodate

embarrass

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

 

 

appreciate

conscious

competition

definite

convenience

desperate

disastrous

especially

equipment

foreign

familiar

frequently

government

guarantee

immediate

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

Light

  • 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
     
    Electricity
  • 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.
     

Art work inspired the class saint: Saint Christopher

 

Useful links:

http://www.planetsherston.com/percy-parker-7x

You listen to the songs for free using this website, it’s a fun way to learn times tables.

https://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

Lots of great resources to help prepare for SATs.

https://readtheory.org/

An online reading website that measures children's progress in reading - for every 100 knowledge points pupils receive an achievement point at school!

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.

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