Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 webpage, where you and find anything you need to know about Year 6!

History

This half term in History, we will be learning about the changes to Britain since 1930. We will be taking a journey through time and learning about the changes which have taken place. As part of this topic, we will be learning about politics, inventions, influential people and fashion, such as music, clothing etc.

This is a great opportunity to speak to members of your family about different times in history over the past 70 years. The best source of information you will have are those who have lived it! Hear some fascinating stories and first hand experiences.

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/war/changessince.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007lyn0

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/timeline/present_timeline_noflash.shtml

English

Linking to our theme of Britain Since 1948, we will be producing some fantastic writing in literacy. We will be learning how to write biographies and autobiographies, resulting in us writing a biography about an influential person since 1948. In our English lessons, we will also be studying the poetry and having a go at some performance poetry.

Mathematics

In maths, we are focusing on number this half term. We will be looking at number sequences, using the four main operations, looking at number patterns. Every week, we will have a fantastic problem solving lesson – this is to get year 6 thinking like mathematicians, and the key skills are resilience and determination. Everyone has a chance to shine on our problem solving days!

Science

In science, we are beginning by looking at animals and humans. We will study everything inside the human and animal bodies, understand similarities and differences and consider the heart, lungs, exercise, diet and healthy living.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/circulation/read/1/

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/human-circulatory-system

Computing

In computing, we have a very exciting topic, looking at building a smartphone app. In the past, children have begun to create apps using www.appshed.com and we will look at using that site, along with others to really delve deep into the world of smartphones and create a unique and useful app. Look out for these on a smartphone near you!

PE

PE is every Wednesday and Thursday, so please ensure that children have their appropriate outdoors PE kit in school every Monday and Thursday. However, it is recommended that they have their PE kit in every day- just in case there are any changes.

RE

This term in RE we will be exploring Buddhism and comparing this religion to Christianity. We will be learning about festivals, beliefs, places of worship- among other aspects of the religion.

Homework

Expectations in homework books are that they look just like the children’s English or maths books which are in school. Presentation is really important, so please ensure that you are reminding your child of every week when they complete their homework. Home work will consist of a mixture of task, which will include: Spelling, grammar and punctuation, maths, writing, Science and other topic learning. In addition to this, it is expected that you read every single night- to yourself or to someone else! REMEMBER: if you are struggling with your homework, you must come and ask for help before the hand in date. Please see the homework timetable for hand in days and expectations.

Year 6 Homework Timetable

You should spend around 45 minutes on each task set. In addition, each day you should be reading- to yourself or to someone- and, if needed, you should be practising your timetables and number facts.

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

SET

Reading comprehension

Science

Grammar activity

Maths

 

DUE

Maths

 

Reading comprehension

Science

Grammar

Additional learning

Reading

Times table practise

Reading

Times table practise

Reading

Times table practise

Reading

Times table practise

Reading

Times table practise

 

 

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If you ever have any problem, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Simpson and make an appointment to discuss the matter.