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Welcome to Year 6.

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.

 

Key Performance Indicators

SATs 2019

Spring Term

 

English

We will begin the term by reading Carrie's War. We will then base all our work around that novel. 

In week 1:  Read Carrie’s War. Discuss the openings and setting. Identify how characters are created and explore informal dialogue. 

Week 2: Plan an information poster using formal language. Comparing settings. Draw and annotate setting descriptions.

Week 3: Describe a setting from a character’s point of view. Exploring dialogue and  investigate the Blitz. Précis and edit text passages.

Week 4: Recognise and use modal verbs and use relative clauses. Write an explanation.

Week 5:  Write a character profile. Plan and write a World War II story. 

Week 6: Read, discuss and perform  poems: ‘The Airman’ by RC Trevelyan; ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’ by WB Yeats;  ‘Refugee Blues’ by WH Auden and ; ‘Naming of Parts’ by Henry Reed. 

 

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 
Add and subtract fractions
Multiply fractions
Divide fractions 
And reason about fractions
Area and perimeter
Volume

 

 

Summer Term

 

English

We will begin the term by completing our reading of Carrie's War. 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

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Items from previous academic years.

Here are examples of brilliant writing inspired by reading Alice In Wonderland.

 

Tea Party Descriptions

 

There was a large, old oak table that was set up under a big willow tree that was stood in front of a small little thatched house. “This is a great tea party isn’t it?” shouted the mad hatter.

“Yes it really is,” screamed back the March Hare in reply, as he poured some tea from the pastel coloured tea pot and then dolloped four spoonfuls of sugar in with it. There was a sweet smell of cakes drifting through the air then Alice picked up the most creamy scone and placed it on to a delicate china plate. She examined it, hoping that her size would not change but she was so hungry that she ate it all in one. She watched but she did not move. She smiled and started eating more.

 

By Kiera

 

There was an extremely large table set out under a beautiful willow tree, in front of a house. Siting at the table was the Mad Hatter, the March Hare himself and a Dormouse, who was sleepily lying beside the Hatter. Alice who was a trifle nervous walked up to them, her long blue dress rustling amongst the beds of bright flowers and her blond hair glistening in the sunlight. The March Hare spotted her immediately and started brushing down his velvet waistcoat and flapping his long white ears in a mad flurry. The Hatter who saw the Hare’s mad behaviour started doing the same, he was straightening his hat and tying his short black laces.

 

“No room, no room!” they cried together.

“There’s plenty of room,” replied Alice as she sat down in a dull arm chair. The table was very large and looked like it could seat thirty or more. There were several large teapots set out on the table and a wide range of biscuits, like bourbons, custard creams, digestives and a massive cake!

 

By Emelia

 

 

Setting Description

There is a dark wood, where humans may not have been. A faint whiff of rotten leaves and woodworm hangs motionless like a dark hollow room. The wood is full of old bones and rotten seed. Bark on the tree has turned black and the trees are too old to bear fruit. The nice bit of this treacherous wood is an old bench made of old oak. Above this bench is a tall silent old tree with a nest at the very top, inside it lies cracked bones and maggots. People who explored this would not often come out alive. At the middle of this death-seeking place is a creepy rotten tower full of birds. Owls hoot over the top wood looking for a tasty morsel. Tattered feathers lie on the soft floor surrounded by pine cones and lost souls. The birds lay still like gargoyles.

 

 By Finley 

 

 

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