Year 6

Year 6

Welcome back

We hope you’ve had a super half term holiday and are ready for the new term.

Mrs Bashir, Mrs Ahmed and Ms O’Keefe

Britten’s Got Talent
This half term our learning will be centred on the musical theme ‘Britten’s Got Talent’. 

 

English

In English we will be learning about biographies.  We will also be focusing on a film narrative and using this to write flash backs, persuasive letters as well as a performance review.

Maths

In Maths our learning will include: fractions, percentages, ration and proportion, angles, statistics, perimeter, mass, area and volume.  As part of our learning, we look at applying our learning through investigations, word problems and enquiries. Where possible, encourage maths outside of school. For example, asking which is cheaper and why when out shopping.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/problem-solving

This site has a lot of fun, interactive maths games to support learning.

Art

Our artistic learning will be inspired by Kandinsky and involve abstract art using different media.

Music

Our musical learning will involve researching the music of Benjamin Britten as well as  music of the modern day. We will also perform a Christmas song with a focus on tempo, timbre and dynamics.

 Science

This half term we will be learning about light and will conduct investigations to learn more about how light travels. We will also learn about the anatomy of the eye and how we see things.

Computing

In Computing we will be learning about e- safety. E-safety is very important and you can explore sites at home to learn more about this:

Think you know:     https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/        

P.E

In year 6 we have 1 P.E sessions a week on Tuesdays. Children’s P.E kits should be in school at all times.  If they are take home to wash, please make sure they are returned to school before a PE session.                                                                                                   

 

 Homework

Children need to spend time reading, learning their timetables and spellings every day.  

 

Reading

This allows children to develop their vocabulary, increase their fluency and understanding.  Oxford Owl is a website where you can access free books for children to read online at home.  The link attached below:

Reading: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+9-11&book=&book_type=&series=

 Children can also create a log in on Read Theory,  where they can read and answer comprehension questions as well as track progress.

Timetables

Children should at least 10 minutes a day learning their timetables and should their tables up to 12 times. Timetables provide a foundation for a range of learning in maths including written multiplication and division, fractions, percentages and time.  Try online learning to encourage your children to learn their timetables:

Times tables:  https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

All year 6 pupils also have a login for Times tables Rock Stars- which you will find in the back of their homework books.

Spelling

Spellings will be given on Mondays and tested weekly.  Children will be taught spelling strategies which they can also use to practise spellings at home.