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Welcome to Year 6 K!

 

Spring 1 2020

After a fantastic first term, we are excited to back in school and continuing on our learning journey. This half term we will be learning about Europe and which countries are eco-friendly and learning about what we can do to make the world a greener place! As well as this, we will also be looking at light in Science, the local church and community in RE  and looking at traditional tales in English! 

 

Class Teacher: Mr Keegan

 

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

 

 

Maths:

In the Spring term we will be recapping calculations and applying them to real life situations, we will also be focusing on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, measurements and converting.

 

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

 

Here are some more useful websites:

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Top marks place value

 

Top marks addition-and-subtraction

 

Top Marks times tables

 

Top Marks multiplication-and-division

 

 

English

In English this half term, we will be developing our reading, grammar and writing skills, whilst focusing on traditional tales. We are studying famous fairy tale authors from different European backgrounds such as, Hans Christian Anderson and The Brothers Grimm. In this topic, we we will be re-writing key traditional tales with our own twist, we will also be holding a class debate and writing a balanced argument and finally a newspaper report- our key focus will be the trial of the wolf from Little Red Riding hood.  Throughout our English topic, we practice our reading domain questions and responses and develop our use of powerful vocabulary and key grammar skills.

 

 

 

R.E. 


 In R.E  our topic is sources: the church and community. The children will be focusing on the importance of community and celebrating people of every faith and age. They will be studying a number of different stories to help better their understanding of the Catholic church and its beliefs and practices. 
Key vocabulary we will be focusing on:

 Poetry, prose, history, information, stories, Bible, Old Testament, New Testament, genre

              

 

This Topic: learning outcomes

Know and understand:

•  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic


For our topic this term, we will be carrying out a European study. Our key focus will be on global citizenship and how countries throughout Europe tackle climate change and what they are doing to create a cleaner, greener world. In this topic, we will use our maths skills to analyse data and statistics on climate change, we will also be using our geography skills to locate countries and cities and understand their position in the 'green' movement. We are very excited to be creating our own Eco project too on how we can combat the effects of climate change in our local area of Withington. In this project, we will use ICT to showcase our ideas and also use our DT skills to create a re-usable shopping bag.  

 

 

 

 Science

 

  In Science we will be studying all about light. We will learn that we see light sources because they create light which travels in a straight line into our eyes. We also study that we can see non-light sources because light from light sources reflects (bounces) off them into our eyes. We will use a selection of images to build our own diagrams showing how we see light sources and non-light sources.Additionally, we learn about the main parts of the human eye, including the cornea, iris, pupil, lens, retina and optic nerve and use this information to create and label our own diagram of a human eye. We will also learn that a periscope is a device made from 2 angled mirrors that enables the user to see around obstacles.

 

 

 

Reminders…

 

  • The children receive 2 PE sessions per week and they must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag.
  • Water bottles can be brought in to class so the children can access them during the day. 
  • 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.

Key Dates

  • 31st January- people in history day
  • 3rd-5th February - Science workshops based on chemistry
  • 26th February- Ash Wednesday assembly
  • 5th March- poetry workshop
  • 6th March-world book day 
  • 9-10th March- Parents meetings 

Homework

 

In the build up to SATs, the homework will be a set of reading, SPaG and Maths questions in a booklet-this is to be completed each week. This will be given on a Friday and will be due in the following Friday to be marked and the key skills covered in the homework will be worked upon that day.

 

Additionally, Year 6 will be given a set of spellings for the half term which will be stuck in their spelling homework books. Each week the children must practice each word of the list at least 5 times and write them in a sentence. Every Friday the Spelling books need to be in school ready for their weekly spelling test. 

 

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