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Welcome to Year 6P!

 

Spring 1 2019

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

Please see below to find out all of our current topics for Spring 1. 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 Spring term we will be focusing on  fractions, decimals and percentages and measurements . 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 the fantastic saga of Beowulf. This famous Anglo-Saxon legend is one of the longest ancient poems. Throughout this topic we will be writing a balanced argument, interviewing characters, debating on a murder and writing a newspaper report! 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 Sources and the local community: the children will be focusing on the importance of the Bible to Christians. 

Key vocabulary we will be focusing on:  Poetry, prose, history, information, stories, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, genre

 

A wide variety of books and the purpose for which they were written – Explore

•  The Bible as the story of God’s love, told by the People of God – Reveal

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond

 

 

Key Questions we will be exploring throughout this topic:

 

  1. Which book would you most like to own and why?
  2. Which kind of books are the most helpful to you and why?
  3. Which kind of book would you give a friend or a family member and why?
  4. Why should we treat books with care?
  5. If you wrote a book, what kind would it be and why?
  6. How would you feel if you had a book of your own printed?

 

 

 

Topic


Our topic this half term will be all about the Anglo Saxons and the Scots. We will be learning all about this historical era and developing out history, Geography, computing, Art and DT skills. We will be doing a range of exciting activities from exploring how the Anglo Saxons changed Britain to building our own clay round houses. 

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 Science

 

In Science we will be continuing to investigate the properties of materials. This will include-Separating Mixtures, irreversible reactions and heating and cooling. We will then be moving on to learning all about the forces in our world. 

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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 will be given out each day ( 1 set of SPAG Questions and 1 set of maths Questions) and one reading comprehension each week. 
  • 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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