Year 6

Summer Term 2

GPFS Sum2 Y6


Summer Term 1

GPFS Sum1 Y6


Spring Term 1

‘Holes’ by Louis Sacher and ‘Violent Volcanoes’ by Anita Ganeri are our focus for this half term.  We will be using My Book Blog to support our comprehension and vocabulary knowledge of the books whilst improving our enjoyment of reading.  The children will be requires to blog weekly from their own book or class book.

Our writing this half term is based around poetry, recounts and argument texts.  The children will be required to write a text using a range extensive vocabulary to convey imagery through poetry.  They will be using conjunctions and higher level punctuation within a recount and use persuasive devices when writing an argument.

In mathematics, the children will be securing their understanding fractions and solving word multi-step word problems in different contexts. They will be securing their knowledge of geometry and shape and space.  Through number basics, we will be focusing on securing times tables and the four operations.

An eye on London is our focus for topic – we will be exploring London from a wide range of perspectives ad exploit the richness and diversity of our capital city and centre of democracy.  The children will be require to write a persuasive text, influencing tourist to visit our great capital city.  They will be creating a piece of installation art to represent iconic London buildings.  This will also include a focus on using multi-media resources.

Where do ideas come from?
What building in London do you find interesting?
Why do you find it interesting?
Have you visited the building?

  • Blog on My Book Blog!
  • PE Day for Year 6 is on a Friday.   Don’t forget your PE Kits!
  • Reading for at least 20 minutes a night!
  • Complete Daily Maths Homework!
  • Weekly homework due in on a Wednesday!  Get it in!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Miss Arnold, Miss Paul, Mrs Chattaway and Miss Gray


Autumn Term 2

‘Wonder’ by R.J Palacio and ‘Mr Stink’ by David Walliams are our focus for this half term.  We will be using My Book Blog to support our comprehension and vocabulary knowledge of the books whilst improving our enjoyment of reading.  He children will be requires to blog weekly from their own book or class book.

 

Our writing this half term is based around the use of flashbacks to move the text from the present to the past.  The children will be required to write a text using a range of punctuation and extensive vocabulary to write a story about a mystery box in the attic.

 

In mathematics, the children will be securing their understanding of the four operations involving fractions and solving word multi-step word problems in different contexts.  Through number basics, we will be focusing on securing times tables and the related division facts.

 

Influential or inspirational People is our focus for topic – looking at who we think is influential and why and what characteristics do they hold that ensure they are good role models.  The children will be required to write a biography of their most influential person.

 

Homework – Children will be set daily maths homework on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be given to the children on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday.  The weekly homework will include spellings, maths and an English piece.

Children are expected to blog weekly and read daily.  Please support your child by listening to them read and record in their reading records.

 

PE – PE day for year 6 is a Friday.  Pleas ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every day.  (See our Uniform Policy for correct PE kit)

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Miss Arnold, Miss Paul, Mrs Chattaway and Miss Gray


Autumn Term 1

Whole School Theme: Who's Who?

English

Maths

Connected Curriculum

The children will be following the Language and Literacy programme.

  • Fiction – Historical Narrative
  • Non – Fiction – Impersonal/formal writing
  • Report Writing

MBB – Goodnight Mister Tom

Number/Calculation

  • Secure place value & rounding to 10,000,000, including negatives
  • Mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions – ordering, simplifying, adding and subtracting
  • Identify factors, multiples & prime numbers
  • Statistics
  • Geometry – angles and circles
  • Solve multi-step number problems

If the World were a Village.

How does change affect us?

Why do people leave their homes?

Geography

  • Use atlases, globes, maps and plans.
  • Locate places and environments.
  • Describe where places are.
  • Human, physical and political features

Writing Outcome – News Report

Design and Technology

  • Design, make and evaluate
  • Making shelters

Art

  • To develop ideas and master techniques using digital media

Computing

  • E-Safety

PE

RE

To develop practical skills.

Games – Invasion – Rugby

Outdoor adventurous activities

Please ensure that your child’s PE uniform is in school every day. 

PE days are:

Monday and Thursday

Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?

  • To understand beliefs and teaching – explaining how some teachings and beliefs are shared between religions
  • To understand practises and lifestyles – compare and contrast the lifestyles of different faith groups

 

Science

PSHE

Animals including humans

  • Nutrition and health
  • Life cycles
  • Habitats and adaptation

Citizenship

  • Rights, rules and responsibilities – expressing views appropriately on a social or moral question

Homework - Supporting your child at home

Spelling – pupils will receive two sets of spellings each week.  Spellings will be tested every Friday and new spellings given out each Friday.  Please help your child to learn the spellings and support them with writing them in a sentence or a ‘sketch story’.

Reading – at the GPFS it is expected that children read at home every day for 20 minutes.  Each child will be expected to blog/test/quiz on the books they have read as part of the My Book Blog programme.  It is important that you ask your child about what they have read.

Writing – every other week a writing task will be set.

Maths – each child will be issued a maths book and will be expected to complete specific pages.  This will be sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.  Every other Thursday, children will be tested on their times tables, please practice with your child.  Daily maths homework will be issued on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, this is to be completed overnight and returned to school the next day.