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Welcome to 6JM Class

  

 

 

 

 

Class:            Year 6

Date: 5th November 2018

 

General Information / Upcoming Events

  • 16/11/18 Wear something spotty for Children in Need
  • 14/12/18 KS2 Christmas Concert and Christmas Jumper day
  • 18/12/18 Christmas PARTY!
  • w/b 13.5.18 - SATs week

 

 

 

 

PE

P.E will take place on Wednesday afternoons.

Due to the colder weather, children can wear navy/black tracksuit bottoms and jumpers. Trainers are needed for outdoor P.E. sessions. 

We will also attempt to run/walk/stagger the daily mile too! 

Reading Books

Children will have a daily guided reading session in school but the children may also take a book from our class or school library.

The children should be reading every day at home, where possible and please sign the reading diary at least three times a week. 

 

Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?

English

Non-chronological Report writing:

Identifying and using the features of non-chronological reports.  Using different sentence structures.  Extending vocabulary.

Diary Entries

Using a video stimulus to write character descriptions and diary extracts all with a Christmas theme!

Maths

  • Convert fractions to decimals
  • Recall / use equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Describe positions on a co-ordinate grid
  • Draw / translate shapes on co-ordinate grid
  • Reflect shapes in the x- or y- axis
  • Fractions to percentages
  • Equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Percentages of an amounts
  • Percentages – missing values
  • Percentage increases and decreases
  • Order fractions, decimals and percentages

Science

Our Bodies

Circulatory / digestive system

Impact of diet / exercise / drugs / lifestyle

RE / PSHCE

PSHCE

Pressure and the Media / Social Media

Media images – effect on young people

Sources of peer pressure

Resisting pressure / asking for help

Research/discuss/debate topical issues, problems and events

How the media presents information

Misleading information on Social Media

RE

Creation and Science: Conflicting or Complimentary

How do Christians Prepare for Christmas?

Computing

Spreadsheets

Use a spreadsheet to: investigate probability, calculate discounts / final prices in a sale; plan how to spend pocket money; plan a school charity day

 

History / Geography

History

What was life like during the Shang Dynasty? 

 

Study of the Ancient Civilization in China.  

Social hierarchy, structure of society

Evaluation of sources and reliability.

 

Art / Design

Business Challenge 2018

French

Questions, answers and sentence building.

Adjectives

Vocabulary for a game

Masculine nouns

Feminine nouns  

PE

Gymnastics

 

Matching/Mirroring

Synchronisation/Canon

Holes/Balance

Counter-balance/Counter-tension

Music

Happy

Listen and Appraise

Learn songs.

Play musical games.

More dimensions of Music.

Learn to play songs (with appropriate notation)

History of pop music.

Improvise with voice and instruments.

Choose and play two performance options.

Perform.

 

Homework

What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

  • Weekly spelling
  • Weekly Maths homework
  • Weekly Reading homework
  • Weekly Punctuation & Grammar homework

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Friday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Please note that on occasion your child may bring home additional homework, such as project work.  Please help and support your child with these activities.

 

How can you help?

 

  • At times, we will send test packs home. Please help your children to complete these.
  • Learning times tables.  Three second recall of table facts is the expectation.
  • Reading with your child

 

Useful links to support learning

 

mymaths.co.uk

primarygames.co.uk

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

 

           

 

Thank you for your continued support. The Year Six Team.

 

 

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