Teacher: Mrs Burton
Reading books should be read at home and brought in on your child's day.
Your child will read with an adult in school and their book will be changed when necessary.
Spellings will be taken home on Monday and there will be a test the following Monday morning.
Homework will usually be set on Edshed, Dojo or Purple Mash. We will tell the children when homework has been set and will share a message with parents on Dojo to inform you too.
PE is on a Thursday, so please remember to come to school in your full P.E kit (red t-shirt, blue shorts and suitable footwear)
During the autumn term, Y6 will be having weekly swimming lessons. These lessons will take place on a Tuesday or Friday.
Please remember to bring your swimming kit, including a swimming cap.
Year 6 Book - The Malamander!
All is not what it seems at this seaside town - myths, mysteries, monsters and home to the legend of the Malamander!
This is our new year 6 class book - we will journey to the seaside where lots of fun themed learning awaits!
Our big question is; Does love last forever or does it have limits?
To help answer this, the children will explore the love and care of people and learn about God's unconditional, never-ending love.
The key vocabulary in this unit is: unconditional, forgiveness, mercy, prodigal and parable
Vocation and Commitment:
Our big question is;
To help us answer this children will learn about commitment in life and the vocation to priesthood and religious life.
The key vocabulary in this unit is:
Our big question is; Should we have expectations in life?
To help us answer this children learn about the meaning of expectation and that Advent is a time of joyful expectation of Christmas, the Word becoming a human person: Jesus.
The key vocabulary in this unit is: expectation, certainty, Advent, Christmas, Emmanuel, annunciation, Angelus and incarnation.
Other Faiths: Judaism
Our big question is: Can I recognise the value of atonement?
During this unit, the children looked the Jewish celebrations of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Mitzvah Day.
The key vocabulary in this unit is: Rosh Hashanah, Teshuvah, Yom Kippur, Shofar, forgiveness, confession, responsibility, fasting, sin, repentance and Mikveh.
Maths: Numbers and the Number System
Inspirational maths week:
Before starting our place value maths topic, year 6 completed a week of inspirational maths challenges. It was important that we started our year 6 maths journey off positively and these challenges helped us to solve problems and reason mathematically, but even more importantly, they were: fun, interesting, encouraging, creative, engaging and inclusive. These challenges were simply called 'I can do maths!'. The children thoroughly enjoyed the week of challenges and it certainly did help us set an 'I can do, positive attitude' towards maths.
We will be learning to:
1. Read and write numbers to ten million.
2. Represent numbers to ten million in different ways.
3. Compare numbers up to ten million.
4. Order numbers up to ten million.
5. Round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000 and 10,000,000.
6. Count forwards and backwards below zero.
7. Recognise and use negative numbers.
We will be learning to:
1. Add and subtract whole numbers.
2. Multiply 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers.
3. Become secure with short division (bus stop).
4. Divide by a 2-digit number using long division.
5. Identify common factors.
6. Identify common multiples.
7. Know whether a number up to 100 is prime or composite.
8. Explore the relationship between square and cubed numbers.
9. Know how the order of operations affects the answer.
World War Two.
Our English, history and whole class reading will all be based on World War Two.
We will learn about Rose Blanche and Anne Frank. At the end of the unit, we will write our own diary entries and a bravery award speech.
We will be learning about when and how World War Two started and how it fits into a historic timeline. We will also learn about rationing, evacuation and key turning events in the war such as The Blitz.
Whole class reading:
We are really excited to have several texts all based around World War Two. We have a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We will examine extracts from the books, looking at key vocabulary, the type of language used by the authors and the layout of the different texts.
Our Local Area:
During this topic, the children will learn about their local area of Speke, building on previous knowledge learnt throughout their time in school. The question we will explore unit is 'How has Speke's population influenced a change in land use and what might it look like in the future?' The children will look at physical and human features in their local area, use an 8-point compass to write and follow directions, use 6-figure grid references and look at the change of land use over time, by studying maps.
The heart and the circulatory system:
During this unit, we will learn about: the parts and functions of the circulatory system, how our body transports blood, water and nutrients around the body, the affects of a healthy and unhealthy lifestyle on the body and the importance of exercise.
During this unit, children learn how to group and classify living things, including plants. They learn about the famous scientist Carl Linnaeus, who invented the classification system (branching key). The children learn how to classify animals using scientific vocabulary linked to characteristics of different groups, such as warm-blooded, vertebrate, live young etc.
We will be doing lots of athletics to get ready for competitions throughout the year. We learn the correct techniques then practice events such as long jump, vertical jump, high jump, triple jump, javelin, hurdles, relay and speed bounce.
I am sure we will find some future Olympians in the making!
In KS2, the children learn Latin. The lessons aim to give pupils both a sound foundation knowledge of the Latin language, and a taster of some of the ‘best bits’ of culture from Ancient Greece and Rome. In the autumn term, the children will learn about: