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Welcome to Year 6P!

 

Autumn 2 2018

After a fantastic Autumn 1 half term we are very excited about what lies ahead for the next half term. 

The children have settled in well and are enjoying learning lots of new things. Please see below to find out all of our current topics for Autumn 2. Additionally, below, you will also find what topics we will be focusing on throughout the year and any special dates. 

Class Teacher:  Miss Percival:

Here's what we'll be learning next half term:

 

 

Maths:

In the Autumn term we will be focusing on place value, the four operations and fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will be focusing on consolidating and building upon their previous mathematical knowledge. In class children will practicing their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. 

 

 It is vital that children know their times tables and practice their mental arithmetic.

 

Here are some more useful websites:

 

Top marks place value

 

Top marks addition-and-subtraction

 

Top Marks times tables

 

Top Marks multiplication-and-division

 

 

English

 

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This half term we will be focusing on all things Shakespeare. The children will be immersing themselves in one of Shakespeare's most famous comedies- ' A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The children will be looking at the story version of this play as well as the script. They will be analysing the characters, plot and themes that are in the story and from this creating: character profiles, setting descriptions, a mini play script and a short story. The  children will be building upon their reading skills, speaking and listening skills and developing their understanding and use of correct grammar and spelling use. 

 

 

R.E. 

 

 In R.E  our topic is vocation and commitment. We will be focusing on commitment, what God calls us to do and what it means to be part of a family. 

Key vocabulary we will be focusing on: Commitment, dedicated, vocation, Ordination, anointing, religious life, service, vows

Key Questions we will be exploring throughout this topic:

 

  • Why do you think people choose to do these jobs?
  • Does every job need the same level of commitment?
  • How do people show commitment to serve others in the jobs they do?
  • What are you committed to and in what ways?
  • How does it feel to be committed?
  • How do you think a man knows that God is calling him to be a priest?
  • Why do you think the ordinand lies on the floor at the beginning of the Sacrament of Ordination?

 

 

 

Topic

 

Our topic this half term will be all about the magnificent Mayans! Throughout this Topic we will be developing both our history and geography skills. We will explore this ancient civilisation and their traditions. We will be comparing the ancient world to the world we live in today and investigating their way of life. 

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 Science

 

In Science we will be investigating properties of materials. This will include-Separating Mixtures, irreversible reactions and heating and cooling.

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Reminders…

 

  • The children receive 2 PE sessions per week and they must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • Homework (Literacy, Numeracy, Topic or RE)  will go home on a Friday and need to be returned the following Tuesday.
  • Spelling homework is to be handed in weekly on a Thursday and the children will receive their spelling test on that day. The spelling blocks are handed out at the start of each half term.
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class every morning along with both reading books.
  • In Year 6 children are expected to read on their own and sign it themselves however they should read with an adult at least once a week.
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