Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6 is a very exciting year; we are always very busy and work very hard!  There are lots of opportunities for exciting and interesting learning but most of all it is fun!  We make sure we embrace every day in Year 6. We take on any challenge set for us and aim to push ourselves, out of our comfort zone, to make sure we achieve our full potential.  Most importantly – we are a team!  We work together to be the best that we can be.  Year 6 is a special place to be and we love it!

To find out more about our curriculum expectations in Year 6 please click on the links at the bottom of the page. 

R.E:

R.E. is at the centre of everything we do at SMC, and we learn a lot about our faith from our R.E. lessons.  In Year 6 this term, we are looking at three topics.  The first is Family – we are discussing the importance of love, exploring what unconditional love is and understanding that our family loves us unconditionally as does God.  

Belonging is our second topic.  We look at the importance of commitment, what that word means and the challenges committing to something can bring, as well as developing a deeper understanding of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Ordination.

Our third topic in the Autumn term is Loving, where we think about the special season of Advent, a time to prepare and wait for the coming of Jesus at Christmas. 

LITERACY

We are certainly Wonderful Writers in Year 6!  So far this year, we have produced exciting pieces of writing based on:

Persuasion – we have created persuasive pieces to persuade people to board the ‘invincible’ Titanic and to book a holiday to the once in a lifetime resort of Lapland.!  We are currently creating information texts linked to the Titanic to inform others of the fascinating story of the Titanic and its disastrous end. 

We will also look at the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McRay, we will develop this into a performance poem that we will perform infront of our peers – this links with the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One.  .  

NUMERACY

Knowing our times tables is an integral part of understanding maths and so we begin each numeracy lesson in this way. We also practise sharp skills before any new learning takes place so that we are always ready for a new challenge. This term we are focusing on consolidating our understanding of number, particularly place value, and applying this knowledge to in a range of scenarios.  We are also looking at how we can apply the use of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) in a ‘mastery’ style to show depth and breadth of understanding.  Aswell as this we will be looking at developing our understanding of measures, geometry and statistics.  

SCIENCE

In our Science lessons, we have been learning all about Evolution and Inheritance.  We are discovering what characteristics we have inherited from our parents; how plants and animals have adapted over time to suit their environment and the importance of the theory of Evolution beginning with how our favourite biscuits evolved!  We will also be looking at Living Things and their Habitats and classifying plants and animals depending on their characteristics. 

TOPIC

Our Topic this term is, ‘The Titanic’.  We are finding out all about how the famous ship was built, what opportunities it brought for people in England, what happened to the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic and why it became so famous.  We love this topic so much that we are linking it to our writing to get the most. 

ART AND DESIGN 

Our focus this term for Art and Design is Perspective Drawing; we will be looking at drawing ships in perspective linked to our Titanic topic and improving our drawing and shading skills. 

P.E.

Teamwork has been our focus in P.E. so far this term; we have enjoyed taking part in the team game Tag Rugby.  We have recapped the rules and completed in house team games to practise the skills we have learnt. 

BRITISH VALUES

Each week, as part of our every day learning we are reminded about the importance of being a good citizen and member of the community and wider society,  We receive a weekly statement that we focus on and then vote for our peers as the ‘The Citizen of the Week.’ These statements include: being trustworthy; always following the rules and knowing that it is ok to make mistakes if we try to put them right, making safe choices, showing determination and resilience and being the best that we can be. 

To develop our Democracy skills we also voted for our House Captains using a democratic vote.  The competition was tough but everyone who took part did a fabulous job and our chosen captains have made an excellent start to their role this year. 

PARENTAL ENGAGEMENT 

Throughout the year, we will have opportunities for parents to come into school and share in our wonderful learning.  We have already shared our learning about St Oscar Romero with parents when we invited them to take part in a class liturgy, this was a prayerful and powerful reflection that focused on us thinking of ways that we could follow the example set for us by St Oscar Romero. Later in the year we will be inviting parents in to join us for various parental engagement activities – the first being linked to Christingle – keep an eye on the newsletter for dates! 

 

 

Click on the links below to download and view Y6 Curriculum Newsletters

Spring Newsletter 2018 – Y6 Spring Curriculum Newsletter 2018

Autumn Newsletter 2017 – Y6 Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

Reading, Writing & Maths – SMC Y6 Expectation Booklet

Year 6 Calculations – Y6 Parents Calculations Expectations

 

External Links of useful websites to help

with your child’s learning

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

https://www.mathsisfun.com/

http://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/5/Year-5-and-6

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

 

To find out more about our curriculum expectations in Year 6 please click on the links below: