Year 6 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 6
Miss Chard, Mrs Falvey and Mrs Henderson
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The Spring term's context for learning is 'Connected by Curiosity: Whizz, Pop, Bang!'
Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
This half term we will be studying the text Shackleton's Journey. It is a unique visual re-telling Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. The impeccably researched and informative illustrations enhancethe historic exploration by Shackleton and his crew on Endurance.
During this unit we will work on several key skills:
- Using a wide range of cohesive devices (adverbs, conjunctions, pronouns and synonyms)
- Describe characters, setting and atmosphere
- Integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action
- Using expanded noun phrases
- Use modal verbs and adverbs to show degrees of possibility
- Use hyphens
- Use relative clauses
- Use brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis
Click on any of the bullet points above to read more about each key skill.
For our class text, we will be reading When the Sky Falls.
Take a read of the synopsis written on Love Reading for Kids below:
'No wonder he is angry! Bombs are raining down on the city that Joseph is sent to as an evacuee. And anyway, who came up with the stupid idea that he should live with Mrs F. who doesn’t even like children! He knows he should just run away but where would he go?
Instead, he finds himself inexorably drawn into Mrs F‘s life and the zoo and the animals she is fighting to keep safe – in particular, Adonis, the powerful silverback gorilla. Every night when the bombs fall, Mrs F rushes to the zoo. She risks her life to be with her animals safe knowing that, if the very worst happens and the zoo is bombed she will have to take exceptional and radical action. Will she be brave enough? And would Joseph be?'
Over the coming weeks, we will be covering the following topics:
Addition and Subtraction: Multi-step problems in context
Multiplication and Division: Common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
Fractions, Decimals and Percentages: x 10, 100,1000, Rounding for answers, FDP equivalences, Multiply one-digit numbers by 2dp.
Geometry: Find unknown angles in triangles, quads and polygons, Missing angles –opposite angles, Names and parts of a circle: radius, diameter, circumference.
Statistics: Calculate and interpret the mean as an average
Measures: Calculate volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units. Conversion of units, miles/km.
Ratio and Proportion: Solve problems Using unequal groupings, Use multiples and fractions to help calculate.
Algebra: Number sentences involving two unknowns, Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables
Remember, you can also log onto Times Tables Rockstars at any time - www.ttrockstars.com to keep up with your times tables fluency.
In Science this term, we will be studying 'Living Things and their Habitats'
We will have PE on a Wednesday this half term. Please make sure that you are wearing your PE kit on this day.
Homework will be set every Wednesday
Homework is to be completed and handed in every Monday
Weekly five reads signed in reading diaries and be in each Monday
Spelling test will be on Tuesday
PE day is Wednesday
Swimming day is Thursday
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