# Southdown

Welcome to Year 6.

Summer Term

English

We will begin the term by completing our reading of The Nowhere Emporium. We will then base much of our work around that novel. In addition, we will be researching into possible future careers and writing about them using the subjunctive. This term, we will particularly be focusing  on our Spelling Grammar and Punctuation work. We will also be working hard to write at the national standard and above. We will do lots of reading comprehension so that we are as prepared as we can be for May. :)

Maths

In the Summer term we will be polishing our mental arithmetic and increasing our use of estimation as a mathematical tool. We will be focusing on improving our ability to give mathematical reasonings for our method of operation and answers. In addition, we will  be revising many topics including:

 read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
 perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy associate a fraction with division to calculate decimal fraction equivalents (e.g. 0.375) for a simple fraction (e.g. 3/8) add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form (e.g. 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8) divide proper fractions by whole numbers (e.g. 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants) draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes

Spring Term

English

We will begin the term by reading The Nowhere Emporium. We will then base much of our work around that novel.

After half term, we will focus on our Spelling Grammar and Punctuation work. We will also be working hard to write at the national standard. We will do lots of reading comprehension so that we are as prepared as we can be for May. :)

Maths

In the first half of term:

 read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy
 perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy associate a fraction with division to calculate decimal fraction equivalents (e.g. 0.375) for a simple fraction (e.g. 3/8) add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form (e.g. 1/4 × 1/2 = 1/8) divide proper fractions by whole numbers (e.g. 1/3 ÷ 2 = 1/6 describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants) draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes

After half term:

Addition and subtraction of large numbers
Reasoning involving the above
Multiply and divide 4 digit by 2 digit and reasoning
Multiply and divide with decimals and reasoning
Algebra
Algebra

Assessment and target setting
Multiply fractions
Divide fractions
Area and perimeter
Volume

### Autumn Term

English

Autumn 1

The children will begin by reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpogo and extracts from a variety of stories with the theme of journeys. They will look at how the author crafts the opening of an adventure story and establish the elements that set up an adventure. They will investigate how character and plot are linked. They will explore settings in the story, compare and contrast how different characters respond to the settings, and how character and setting are linked to the plot. They will role play a range of characters and study Michael's responses to other characters and situations. Children will explore the concept of home and make connections between the physical journey and the emotional one. They will write diary entries in character. Children will conclude their theme of journeys by exploring and learning a range of poems and then plan their own journey poem.

Autumn 2

During this Half Term children will be writing a crime report about a fictitious event that takes place in our classroom! In addition as part of our focus on reading a range of genre,  we will be studying  "The Nowhere Emporium" by Ross Mackenzie and a number of other non-fiction sources, in order to be able to compare and contrast literature.

Homework

Each week on Wednesday we set pieces of grammar/ punctuation 'paper' homework for completion by Wednesday of the following week. There is also  Maths 'paper' homework, which is set each week too.

We also have a weekly spelling test which includes year 3/4 and year 5/6 words!

We expect children to read regularly and record what they have read in their diaries. If possible children are encouraged to read to an adult at least twice a week.

The children are encouraged to come in and talk through the homework should they have any difficulties completing the work.

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