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Year 6 - St Maximilian Kolbe

Welcome to Year 6K!

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Hello Year 6,  I hope you are all well and have had a fantastic summer. When you return in September, you will be at the top of the school (in age and also in the heighest classroom). I cannot wait to see you all and get to learn more about you.

On our class page you will be able to find information about this half term's learning.

At the bottom of this page I have attached this years topic overview, homework and spelling sheets along with some useful links to help you with your learning. 

 

Here are some useful reminders and links to web pages for you:

 

  • TTrockstars for times table practice.
  • Reading eggs for online reading and comprehension practice.
  • Mymaths for online mathematical activities.

 

Here are some helpful videos if you are not sure how to use seesaw:

 

How to use the Seesaw app for students http://bit.ly/35dQz8J

 

How to use Seesaw in browsers for students http://bit.ly/38dU0xR

 

 

 

    Class Teacher:  Mr. Keegan

     

    English

     

    For English this half term, we are going to be covering a number of English skills whilst studying some different texts and genres. We will begin by reading our class book - Macbeth! This gruesome tale about a Scottish General who is greeted by three witches will have you on the edge of your seat!  We will be building on our reading skills; spellings, punctuation and grammar skills and  deepening our understanding of language and how to use it for a desired outcome on an audience! We will be writing narratives, letters and poems.

     Let's get writing....

     

     

     

     

    Maths

    This half term we will be learning about Place Value- within this topic we will be reading and writing numbers to ten illion, ordering and comparing numbers, rounding numbers up to ten million and calculating with negative numbers.We will continue to practice our arithmetic everyday and have a quiz on a Friday. We will continue to practice our times tables on TT Rockstars as this will help us with all other aspects of maths.

     

     

     

    Here are some useful websites:

    https://ttrockstars.com/

    https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

    https://nrich.maths.org/

     

    Science

    In our science topic this half term, we will be learning all about adaptation and inheritence! We will be understanding how and why animals have adapted over millions of years. We will be learning about Charles Darwin and his discoveries in the Galapagos Island's and looking at fossils and what we can learn from them.

     

     

    RE

    Our RE topic is called Loving and is all about family. We will be understanding the meaning of unconditional love and God's unconditional love for us. We will learn about forgiveness and its importance in how we love one another. 

     

    Key questions:

    Does love last forever or does it have limits?

    Do you have to earn love?

    How can I love people I don't like?

     

     

    Topic

    World War Two.

    In our Topic this term, we are going to be learnign all about World War Two! It is a war which changed the world forever and we will look at how it has impacted our lives today! Within this topic we will be learning about the key historical moments which led to the outbreak of war; we will understand the meaning of evacuation and look at where evacuees were sent to around Britain; and we will be creating our own Anderson Air Raid Shelters.

     

     

    PSHE and Mindfulness

    Inter weaved throughout all of our topics is the importance of self-care and reflection. At home we encourage you  to use a  journal to write down our thoughts, feelings and emotions which is key to regulating how we are throughout each day like we do in class. Additionally, we will post some online meditation and yoga you can practice at home.

    Key Dates

     

    This will be updated when school reopens.

     

     

    Homework-  Homework has now changed, and will be accessed via SeeSaw. Each week, tasks will be set on a Thursday and due in the following Thursday online. The children will receive either an English based activity, a Maths activity, spelling practice activity or a wider curriculum based activity such as RE or Science. This work can be completed on See Saw itself or in their learning logs which they can take pictures of to send in or bring the book into school to show. On occasion, work may be set on MyMaths too. 

     

    Reading- Reading books will be chosen from our accelerated reader scheme and will go home on a Thursday and brought back in to school on a Monday. If the book has not been completed in this time then the book can be kept at home until it has been completed but their reading logs need to be in every Monday to be checked. When the children complete their books, then they will take their online quizzes and choose a new book to take home on the Thursday. 

     

    In addition to this, the children also have access to Reading Eggs which is an online reading resource where the children can read online books, play games and develop their comprehension skills. 

    They also have access to TT Rockstars where they can play fun games to develop their times table knowledge.

     

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