Year 6

Week Commencing – 15th October

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we are have started our new books Street Child and Cogheart. We are reading both books in parallel, using them to support our teaching of reading, writing, grammar, spelling and punctuation. This week we discussed some of the characters in the opening chapters; we have looked at similarities and differences between them and started to think about our own characters for a story we will write after half term.
  • In Maths we have been working on the written formal methods of long and short division. We have been practising times tables and number bonds, increasing accuracy and speed of recall.
  • In Art we are finishing painting portraits of a king or queen by observing different portraits of Victoria and Albert; enlarging and creating our own versions. When these are finished we will create the V&A gallery. Some of the children are painting other famous Victorians.
  • Year 6 children have also been leading Mrs Wilson’s year 3 children in a mental health workshop talking about worries and what to do about them. This work is being supported by an external organisation. The session is called “Make me smile”, the facilitating organisation is “One-Eighty” – turning lives around.

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home; it would be great if the children could bring them in to add to our Victorian display.

 

Week Commencing – 8th October

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In Literacy we are have started our new books Street Child and Cogheart. We are reading both books in parallel, using them to support our teaching of reading, writing, grammar, spelling and punctuation. This week we discussed the language used in the opening dialogue of Street Child, “slang” compared to standard formal English. We have also played around with the atmosphere of an extract turning it from a negative one to positive. Using Cogheart we have discussed how authors hook us into the story and have used the text for comprehension activities.
  • In Maths we have been working on the written formal method of long multiplication and we have been problem solving using the method.
  • In Art we are finishing painting portraits of a king or queen by observing different portraits of Victoria and Albert; enlarging and creating our own versions. When these are finished we will create the V&A gallery. Some of the children are painting other famous Victorians.

Homework will be given each week, two pieces, maths and literacy. These will be given out on Fridays and due back in on Thursday the following week.

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home; it would be great if the children could bring them in to add to our Victorian display.

Week Commencing – 1st October

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In English we have started to read the novels that we will be studying up until Christmas: Street Child and Cogheart. The children seem to be captivated already by both books. We will be linking our grammar and writing to these texts and the children will become quite immersed in the process. In grammar we have been continuing to push capital letters, full stops and commas – key to sentence construction and flow within paragraphs.
  • In Maths we have practised using the formal written methods of addition and subtraction using whole numbers and decimals.
  • In Art we are learning how to paint portraits of a king or queen by observing different portraits of Victoria and Albert; enlarging and creating our own versions. When these are finished we will create the V&A gallery. Some of the children are painting other famous Victorians.
  • In Topic lessons we are looking at famous Victorians; this will be our focus for the next two weeks. We have started by looking at Doctor Barnardo, who links to our English book “Street Child”, followed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the great engineer.
  • In R.E. we continue to discuss the question: “Are saints encouraging role models?” The children are enjoying this through researching St Francis of Assissi and others of their own choice.

Homework will be given each week covering maths, literacy and spelling. These will be given out on Fridays and due back in on Thursday the following week. We will include a homework grid for our topic which can be used as an optional extra homework or to supplement maths and English.

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home, be brought into school by the children to show and add to our Victorian displays.

Week Commencing – 24th September

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In English the children have been writing descriptive settings using a Victorian picture stimulus. We have discussed targets for year 6 whilst refining and editing our work using self, peer and teacher assessment. The children have also had a first attempt at completing timed SATs papers, allowing them to become familiar with what to expect.
  • In Maths we have practised using negative numbers in context: above and below, positive and negative, temperatures and money (credit and overdraft). We have also started to revise formal written methods of addition and subtraction, which will continue next week, as we start to wrestle with the four operations of: addition, subtraction, multiplying and dividing. Similarly, with English, the children have attempted timed SATs papers, allowing them to become familiar with what to expect.
  • In Art we are learning how to paint portraits of a king or queen by observing different portraits of Victoria and Albert; enlarging and creating our own versions. When these are finished we will create the V&A gallery. Some of the children are painting other famous Victorians.
  • In Topic lessons we have looked at inventions in the Victorian times. We have been amazed by the inventiveness of that generation, and the engineering feats achieved by famous Victorians; we will be continuing our studies looking at these famous people.
  • In R.E. we continue to discuss the question: “Are saints encouraging role models?” The children are enjoying this through researching patron saints of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

Homework will be given each week covering maths, literacy and spelling. These will be given out on Fridays and due back in on Thursday the following week. We will include a homework grid for our topic which can be used as an optional extra homework or to supplement maths and English.

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home, be brought into school by the children to show and add to our Victorian displays.

Thank you also for cakes and biscuits galore!

Week Commencing – 17th September

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  • In English we are enjoying our topic, the Victorians. This week we have been learning about Charlies Dickens. The children have been reading extracts from some of his most famous books; they have drawn pictures to reflect the characters they have encountered. We have also been answering reading comprehension questions on Oliver Twist and will end the week writing our own descriptive setting passage in the style of the author.
  • In maths we have been rounding numbers up to 10,000,000. Using our knowledge of place value, we have been solving problems and finding out how to round to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000, 1000000. We have also looked at negative numbers.
  • In art we will be learning how to paint portraits of a king or queen by observing different portraits of Victoria and Albert; enlarging and creating our own versions. When these are finished we will create the V&A gallery.
  • In topic lessons we have looked at timelines, famous Victorians and the factors which led up to the Industrial Revolution.
  • In R.E. we have started to discuss the question: “Are saints encouraging role models?”.

Homework will be given each week covering maths, literacy and spelling. These will be given out on Fridays and due back in on Thursday the following week. We will include a homework grid for our topic which can be used as an optional extra homework or to supplement maths and English.

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home, be brought into school by the children to show and add to our Victorian displays.

Week Commencing – 10th September

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:-

  •  In English we are have started our topic, the Victorians. This week we have been learning about the era through studying Queen Victoria’s reign. The children have been researching her life and the great changes that took place during her reign; they have created and published information leaflets working in pairs. The classes have also completed a reading comprehension paper on Queen Victoria to develop their skills at reading and answering questions on the text.
  • In Maths we have been reading, ordering and comparing numbers up to 10,000,000. Using our knowledge of place value, we have been solving problems and finding the number that sits half way between two other numbers. We have been securing the use of number lines to help solve these problems. Next we will move onto negative numbers and how they work when ordering, adding and subtracting.
  • In art we will be learning how to paint portraits of a king or queen by observing different portraits of Victoria and Albert; enlarging and creating our own versions. When these are finished we will create the V&A gallery.
  • In R.E. we have started to discuss the question: “Are saints encouraging role models?”

Homework will be given each week covering maths, literacy and spelling. These will be given out on Fridays and due back in on Thursday the following week. We will include a homework grid for our topic which can be used as an optional extra homework or to supplement maths and English.

Thank you for your help and support at home. We would appreciate any Victorian artefacts that you may have at home, be brought into school by the children to show and add to our Victorian displays.

 


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