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Year 6 - Lemur Class

Welcome to Lemur Class

Class Teacher - Mrs Sullivan

Class TA - Mrs Emblem

Start time: 8.45 am

Break: 11.00 - 11.15

Lunch: 12.15 - 1.15pm

End time: 3.30pm

 

PE: Friday afternoon - children to bring  PE kits into school.

Welcome to Year 6

 

Year 6 Expectations

As the top of the school, year 6 will be expected to set a high standard of behaviour and attitude, being excellent role models for the younger children to follow. There is a greater emphasis on independent learning and being responsible for remembering to complete home learning, bring in necessary equipment . This will enable them to transition well into high school.

 

Year 6 SATs 

End of key stage SATs will be taking place  in May.  The SATs are an assessment of ALL KS2 learning, not just work covered during year 6. For Reading, Writing, Maths and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling), there is an expected standard for year 6 pupils to reach.

 

Reading

Within reading comprehension, pupils need to be able to find and retrieve information directly from the text as well as to be able to make inferences based on what is being said indirectly within text. They will also need to justify answers by finding evidence in a text to support their ideas.

 

Writing

Within writing, pupils needs to be able to use  both basic and more advanced punctuation, write for a variety of purposes, use knowledge of grammar rules effectively, have clear and legible joined-up handwriting, spell a wide range of words correctly and consistently and obviously to have writing that makes sense.

 

Maths

Within maths, pupils will need to have a secure knowledge of calculation (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication) for the arithmetic test as well as using and applying that knowledge in the reasoning test which will include shape, measure, statistics etc.

 

GPS

Within GPS, pupils are expected to know and understand how different grammatical elements affect writing and to use these correctly within a range of writing tasks. They will also be expected to be able to use spelling rules effectively to spell both familiar and unfamiliar words, as well as using a wide range of punctuation correctly.

 

 

Topics

Autumn 1 - Science - Electricity and Light.

Autumn 2 -History - Battle of Britain (WW2)

Spring 1 - Science - Animals including humans

                 Geography - cause and consequence - environmental issues

Spring 2 - Science - Animals including humans.

                 Geography - Geographical diversity

Summer 1 - Science - ID

                    History - Maya Civilisation

Summer 2 - Science - Evolution and adaptation

                    Geography  - Coastal errosion

Spring 1

Spring 1 Newsletter:

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday.

I hope everyone had a really good Christmas holiday with family and friends.

This half term our topic is called ‘Can we survive forever?

The topic is a combination of science and geography based work.

Science: We will be looking at ‘Animals including Humans’. We will be looking different systems in the human body – digestive, skeletal, muscular and circulatory systems. We will also be dissecting a pigs heart!

We will also look at heathy lifestyles including impact of drugs and alcohol on the human body and how humans develop from babies to adulthood.

 

Geography: We be looking at these big questions:

What if all the Polar Ice Caps Disappeared?

What if all the fish stocks were depleted?

What if all the trees were destroyed?

Literacy: Our writing will link to our science and geography work and we will be writing: non-chronological reports, instructional texts, formal persuasive letters and descriptive writing.

Maths: This term we will be concentrating on maths topics linked to reasoning questions: shape, co-ordinates, angles, measure (mass, volume, capacity, are and perimeter)

French: We will be looking at places in the house and days of the week and different activities (hobbies/sports etc)

RE: We will be looking at aspects of Christianity.

PSHE/RSE: We will be looking at puberty and sex education

We will also be continuing G.O.A.L ( Game of Actual Life) which is linked to real life situations involving money (jobs, wages, bills etc)..

 

Spring 2 Newsletter:

Welcome back after February half term.

I hope everyone had a really good half term holiday with family and friends.

This half term our topic is called ‘What can you tell me about….?

The topic is a combination of science and geography based work.

Science: We will be looking at ‘Living things and their habitats. We will be looking at the system of animal and plant classification, branching data bases, Carl Linnaeas and micro-organisms.

 

Geography: We be comparing Norfolk to New York State. We will be learning about   settlement, land use, economic activity, climate zones (tropical, temperate, hemisphere), population density, diversity, map work (longitude, latitude and contours)

Literacy: Our writing will link to our science and geography work and we will be writing: non-chronological reports, instructional texts and narrative writing.

Maths: This term we will be continuing to work on maths topics linked to reasoning questions: shape, angles, measure (mass, volume, capacity), ratio and proportion.

French: We will be looking at what do at the weekend (unit 7) and all about clothes (unit 8)

RE: We will be looking at aspects of Christianity.

PSHE: We will be looking at resilience

RSE: We will be looking at the cultural practice of FGM

We will also be continuing G.O.A.L ( Game of Actual Life) which is linked to real life situations involving money (jobs, wages, bills etc)..

 

Summer Term 1:

Welcome back after the Easter holidays.

Important dates: Monday 9th to Thursday 12th May – End of KS2 SATs.

This half term our topic is ‘Was the Mayan Dynasty Important?’, which is a predominately history based topic looking at the ancient Mayan Civilisation. Some of the aspects we will be looking at are: When and where the Mayans lived, the Mayan number system, Mayan writing, Mayan inventions, Mayan beliefs, how the Mayans lived and why the Mayans died out.

Our class book is ‘Middleworld by J and P Voekel

Literacy: Our writing will link to our Mayan work and we will be writing: narratives, non-chronological reports, leaflets (persuasive text) and instructions.

Maths: Arithmetic revision, measure, algebra and statistics

French: We will be looking at regular activities/hobbies and clothing.

RE: We will be looking at how Christians view life and death..

PSHE: We will be looking at self-control, focus and leadership.

PE: striking and fielding/net and wall games.

RSE: My rights and responsibilities - Infections can be shared during sexual intercourse; infections spread easily, and to lots of people; condoms can help reduce the spread of infections.

SATs: Year 6 have worked really hard leading up to SATs. Things that you could do at home: quick-fire mental maths questions (times tables, addition, subtraction, division, multiplying by 10,100 or 1,000), ask questions about any books they are reading, watch a film together, go to the park, have fun, relax.

Mrs Sullivan and Mrs Emblem.

ICT - Microbits

ICT - microbits

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ICT - microbits

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Mod-Roc Maya Masks

We made a Maya calendar

Making Maya Logograms out of clay.

Jubilee Picnic Lunch

Summer 2

This half term our topic is called ‘Are we disappearing?

It is a geography based topic about coastal erosion. We will be looking at the features of coastlines, coastal erosion – its causes and impact, how coastlines change and what can be done to prevent coastal erosion.

 

We also have a science topic of evolution and adaption. We will looking at how animals and plants adapt to environmental changes, inherited characteristics in offspring, eye colour genetics, fingerprints and fossils.

We will be looking at the story of the peppered moth in the story book ‘Moth’ by Isobel Thomas and Daniel Egnesus.

If we have time, we will also looking at  the book ‘ The great Dodo comeback’ by Flora Sandiford.

Literacy: Our writing will link to our science and geography work and we will be writing: narratives, non-chronological reports, and poetry.

Maths: In maths we will be working on a ‘Theme Park Project’, ratio and proportion and if time an enterprise project.

French: We will be looking at clothes, daily routines and  aforms of transport

RE: We will be looking at aspects of Humanism.

PSHE/RSE: Ranges of problems that may affect pupils in UKS2 and

sources of help, advice and Support for a range of problems

Covid-19: Is your child unwell? Click on 'Covid-19' to check if your child should be attending.
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