Year 6 Spring Second Half Term 2021

The year 6 teachers are:

Class 6AF – Mrs Fox                        (Head of Year)

Class 6RM – Mr Maskell

Class 6DS – Mr Smale

Class 6AD – Mrs Dubouchet

Class 6TF – Mr Fletcher

 

In addition, Year 6 is supported by:

Mrs Newell

Mrs Farrell

Mrs Pradhan

Miss Sullivan

 

What will we be learning about in school this half term?

 

Our topic for this half term will be ‘Does the crime fit the punishment?’

Through an enquiry based curriculum we teach Maths and Literacy daily and a range of foundation subjects such as: History, Science, Geography, Computing, PE, Art, PSHE, Music and DT.

 

Maths:

For the foreseeable future, maths will be taught within classes with additional support and a wider range of differentiation for reinforcement and challenge tasks. An additional maths session has been timetabled, once a week, to purely focus on arithmetic skills. Our focus for this half term will be:

 

Statistics:

  • Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems
  • Calculate and interpret the mean as an average.

 

Geometry: Properties of Shapes:

  • Draw 2D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • Compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals and regular polygons
  • Recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles

 

Geometry: Position and Direction:

  • Describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants)
  • Draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.

 

 

Homework will be set every Friday through the MyMaths website. We also expect children to use TTRockstars at least three times a week

 

English:

 

English skills will be taught in a variety of ways, including specific lessons and through cross-curricular words.

In addition to the genres below, we teach regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and reading comprehension.

 

Year 6 will be covering the following themes in literacy for this half term:

  • Slow Writing
  • Scrapbook
  • Ghost Stories
  • Balanced Arguments

 

Foundation Subjects

Our foundation subjects will include:

  • Science – Body Pump
  • Art/ DT – Kapow
  • Computing – Game Designs using Purple Mash
  • RE – Hinduism
  • History – Crime and Punishment through the Medieval Ages
  • PE – Get Set for PE
  • Music – Body Percussion

 

Please click on the homework tab for our homework policy and suggestions for creative homework tasks for this topic.

 

We expect all children in this year to work hard. We have high expectations and hope you will support us; you can do this by:

 

Organisational aspects:

  • Ensuring that your child is at school on time and dressed appropriately;
  • Dinner money is sent into school on Monday;
  • Make sure that your child has a PE kit which is clearly labelled;
  • All children my bring a healthy snack;
  • Encourage your child to be prepared for the school day with the correct equipment.

 

Educational aspects:

  • Ensure your child reads every single day for at least fifteen minutes, preferably to an adult
  • Mathematics, encourage your child to practise the 4 operations (+, -, x, ÷), learn times tables and use mathematical skills in everyday life, e.g. time and money.

 

Communication with your child’s class teacher can be made through the home/school diary or informally at the end of the school day. If you wish to make a longer appointment please telephone the school office and this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.