Year 6

Summer 2022

Welcome back to our last term in Year 4! We hope that you had a lovely Easter and that you were able to spend some time relaxing and having fun. We’re sure that you enjoyed eating lots of chocolate eggs too.

We are going to be busy this term. Here is a taster of what we will be doing:

English

Writing genres we will be looking at this term:

* Discussion balanced argument  (fact and opinion

* Classic poetry

* Story with chapters

* Modern Poetry (Haiku and Cinquain)

* Formal Letter

Maths

Areas of Maths we will be learning this term:

*Division – dividing 2 digit and 3 digit numbers by 1

*Decimals

*Money

*Time

*Statistics

RE

  • In RE we will be learning about the important seasons in the Liturgical year - Easter and Pentecost.
  • We will also going to be following our new RSE programme – Life to the Full.

Science

Materials – States of matter (Summer 1)

  • Know what is meant by solids, liquids and gases and group some materials according to this
  • Know that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled
  • Know the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Electricity (Summer 2)

  • Know and identify the basic parts of a circuit (including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers)
  • Know what is meant by conductor or insulator and name some common conductors
  • Know and describe the function of a switch in a circuit.

Computing

  • Recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.
  • Produce and upload a podcast.

History

Ancient Egypt

  • Know about, and name, some of the advanced societies that were in the world around 3000 years ago.
  • Know about the key features of Ancient Egypt

Geography

Rivers

  • Know and label the main features of a river.
  • Know the name of and locate a number of the world’s longest rivers.
  • Explain the features of a water cycle.

Mountains

  • Know the names of a number of the world’s highest mountains.

Art

  • Know how to show reflections
  • Use photographs to help create reflections
  • Experiment with the styles used by other artists

Design and Technology

  • Communicate ideas in a range of ways, including sketches and drawings which are annotated
  • Know which material is likely to give the best outcome
  • Evaluate products for both purpose and design
  • Link scientific knowledge by using lights, switches or buzzers
  • Use electrical systems to enhance the quality of the product

PE

On Tuesdays children will have Cricket with Mr. Sigley

On Wednesdays children will have Hockey with Port Vale coaches.

Please ensure that children have their outdoor PE kits in school.

  • Outdoor PE kit consists of a blue polo shirt, navy or burgundy jogging bottoms, navy or burgundy sweatshirt or hoody, trainers and socks (girls should not do PE wearing tights)

Year 6 Newsletter - Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Welcome back to school!

We hope you all enjoyed a fantastic Christmas and hope that 2022 is a great year for you and your families! Many thanks for all your support during the last term, the children worked really hard and did work to be proud of. Of course, our Christmas Concert was a real highlight! We had so many great comments afterwards and we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children and staff did.

So what’s new this term? Stanley Head of course!  You have now received the final consent and medical form. Please ensure that all money and forms are returned by the dates we have specified. A suggested kit list has also been sent to you, suffice to say that the children should be equipped with suitable winter outdoor clothing! We will have a FANTASTIC time but expect them  to get wet and very dirty during the week so old clothes are definitely the best ones to pack!

This term we turn to preparation for SATS. It is really important that the children complete their homework to the best of their ability and return them on the day specified.  They can have a little longer than the time specified if they need it but would suggest that this is no more than 1 hour per paper.  On Mondays (English) and Fridays (Maths) we will mark the papers with the children addressing any questions thoroughly that may have found difficult. The children will bring these marked papers home for revision.

Here is a taster of just some of the things we will be learning:

Literacy

  • Balanced Argument
  • Persuasive Writing
  • Biography
  • Explanation Text
  • Formal Letter

 Maths

  • Mental addition and subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Position and direction
  • Algebra
  • Fractions, Decimals and percentages
  • Units of measurement
  • Area, perimeter and volume
  • Ratio
Science

·       Evolution and       Inheritance

Geography

·       Rivers and deserts

 

RE

·       Christmas

·       Lent

·       Holy Week

·       Celebrating the life of Mary

Art

·       Printing techniques

 

Computing

·       Programming

·       Digital Literacy

·       E-Safety

PE

·       Dance

·       HRE

 

History

·       World War Two

Design and Technology

·       Textiles

 

 

Year 6 Newsletter - Spring 2022

Autumn 2021

Welcome back to school!

After a refreshing break over the summer, it’s so nice to welcome you all to the start of a new school year at St George and St Martin Catholic Academy and to Year 6! We are so looking forward to teaching your children in their last year at our school!  We have a busy year ahead and the children have made an enthusiastic start especially in their new role as leaders of our school.

It is already clear that the children are eager to sink their teeth into all of their new learning. We will be teaching a variety of different subjects in Year 6 and the children will enjoy a full and rich curriculum that covers all the subjects in the National Curriculum. We have begun reading our first novel, ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’, by our class author Michael Morpurgo. The children will love reading this, and it will help develop both the children’s reading and writing skills.

Here is a taster of just some of the things we will be learning:

Literacy

  • Classic poetry
  • Fiction texts
  • Story writing
  • Autobiographies

Maths

  • Immediate recall of times tables and related division facts
  • Mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages
  • Place value and rounding
Science

·       Animals including   humans

·       Living things and their habitats

Geography

·       Maps

 

RE

·       Story of the People of God

·       Followers of Christ

·       Advent

·

Art

·       Observational art using different media.

·       Abstract art.

 

Computing

·       Programming

·       Digital Literacy

·       E-Safety

 

PE

·       Hockey

·       Basketball

 

History

·       Vikings

 

Design and Technology

·       Food

 

 

Year 6 Autumn 2021 Class Newsletter