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Welcome to the Jaguar Class

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Welcome to the Jaguar team. This year you will be taught by Miss Glover and supported by Mrs Rose, Mrs Milner and Mrs Wright. We have a wonderful year of learning ahead of us with lots of opportunities to grow as independent, enthusiastic and creative individuals.

We must acknowledge that Year 6 can be an exciting but challenging year for many of our children. However, Miss Glover and the rest of the Year 6 team have confidence that Jaguars will have a happy, successful year within Year 6, supporting their transition to Key Stage 3.

This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y6 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites. 

Please click here to download the Y6 Topic Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y6 Maths Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y6 Writing Standards 

 

Autumn Term

Our topic for Autumn 1 is “Six” and we will be learning all things Tudors! From royalty and riches to workers on the Mary Rose.

In English we will start year 6 by becoming judicious journalists. We will write our own articles focussing on a family feud within the Battle of Bosworth. Following from this, we will be writing an engaging and humorous play script from the perspective of one of Henry VIII wives. Afterwards, Jaguars will adopt the persona of a local Tudor resident in order to write a realistic diary entry.

In Maths we will be looking at recapping place value focussing on numbers of up to ten million. After developing our place value knowledge, we will develop our understanding of the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Working with 4-digit numbers, we will use this knowledge to perform mental calculations and multi-step word-problems.

In History we will identify historic moments that were significant to the Tudor period and discover what Tudor lifestyle was really like, including the Battle of Bosworth. We will also analyse the significance of Henry VIII wives and create our own Tudor timeline throughout term 1 to compare this with the present-day.

In Science we will explore the life-cycle of a human and analyse how human’s grow up. 

In RSHE we will cover a variety of topics including: bias, echo chambers, stereotypes and how do I accept my friends for who they are?

In Art we will be analysing the work of Giuseppe Archimboldo and creating our own Archimboldo pieces relating to our “Six” topic.

Please click here to download the Y6 Medium Term Planning for Autumn 1 

 

Our topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Survival’

In English we will be investigating a range of information linking to our topic, The Water Cycle, by creating a formal leaflet to inform others. Also, we will be exploring how to portray different argument types with our peers, including a balanced argument, persuasive argument, and narratives relating to our topic.

In Maths we will be exploring the world of fractions. From using common factors to simplify fractions to comparing and ordering. We will also make use of the four operations to complete fraction equations and convert fractions into whole numbers. 

In DT we will investigate a range of functional textile products which have been produced by combining fabric shapes. They will investigate how existing products have been constructed and how fabrics have been strengthened or stiffened to suit the purpose of the product. We will will build upon our earlier experiences of sewing, improving the appearance and consistency of their stitches, as they practise joining fabric pieces together. We will design a water bottle holder to hold and keep the water bottle cool.

In Science, we will be investigating and comparing the properties of the materials for ourselves.  We will start to work as scientists would, finding out for ourselves which is the hardest/most soluble, and why we use different materials in different ways. 

In Geography we will introduce the water cycle and the physical processes that govern it. We will cover in detail the features and processes of a typical river, how flooding occurs and how waterfalls are formed. Furthermore, we will look at what the lines of latitude and longitude are and understand how they are used.

 

Important Information 

Our P.E days will be Monday and Thursday. 

Our weekly Spanish lesson will be on Wednesday.

 

Dates for Your Diary

w/c 19th September - Recycling week 

w/c 3rd October - Black history month begins

Poetry day – 6th October

Diwali- 24th October

Parent Showcase  20th October

Creative Afternoon 11th October

Parent Showcase 7th December  

 

Home Learning

Each half term, we will send out a bingo grid for you to complete at home. Tick off an activity once you have completed it. It would be lovely to see any pictures or completed pieces of homework!

Other home learning activities for Autumn are:

Read to an adult at least 4 times a week for 15 minutes each time.

Roll a dice 6 times to get a Hundred thousand number, what number do you get? Can you round it to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,000 Repeat.

Practise your spellings

Practise all your times tables up to 12 x 12 on TTRockstars. What about in reverse?

  

Useful Websites

gov.uk

Rising Stars

CPG Books 

Third Space Learning

Parent Kind

The School Run 

YouTube