Year 6 @ Mount Street Primary School
Welcome to the SUMMER Term
This first half term is probably the most important in their education so far. We will be consolidating all their learning from the past four years in preparation for their Standard Attainment Tests, which begin on 9th May. Please ensure that your child is in school that week. A letter will be coming home informing you of the specific details of the week, including Breakfast!
This term, we will be continuing to develop our love of reading and our author focus will be on Rick Riordan as our class book is 'The Red Pyramid'.
Mrs Hibbert will be working each day to teach the children with Ms Pooley working to support the class in the mornings. As ever, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch via Dojo or the school office. We will always do our best to answer any questions while ensuring that your child is happy in school.
Our writing this term will be linked to our science: Animals including humans and our history: Ancient Egypt. We will be writing portal stories, mixed up fairy-tales, scientific explanations and instructions. Within all our writing, we will be seeking to show all of the grammatical features that we have learned this year.
This first half of term, we will be focusing on geometry (shape and angles) and problem solving. After half term, we will focus solely on problem solving, undertaking mathematical projects.
In Science, we will be studying Animals, including humans, to find out how the circulatory, respiratory and digestive systems work. Then, we will be undertaking Sex and Relationship Education.
Our history topic is about Ancient Egypt. We will explore their lifestyle, their worship of gods, mummification, why they built pyramids, the importance of the River Nile and their more famous pharaohs. ‘
Art & DT
In art we will be making Canopic Jars from clay using either the ‘pinch pot’ or ‘coil’ method. In DT we will be designing and building an electrical warning system.
This term, we will be programming, learning what HTML is and understand that web pages are written and transmitted in HTML. We will play and understand the game ‘Rock paper scissors’ including writing instructions for it. We will be learning what a flowchart is and how we use one to create games as well as ‘debug’ them.
We will be following the ilanguages programme of study revising classroom vocabulary and prepositions, knowing which letters are ‘silent’ in French words, learning the simple future tense and learning how to pronounce ‘ai’ correctly. We will also learn about where French is spoken in Africa.
We will be learning how to drum in a Djembe style, learning rhythm and syncopation.
Our focus this term is ‘Relationships’ and how we relate to others, out own mental health and how to use technology safely.
Throwing, striking and fielding are the foci for this term’s PE. We are also lucky enough to be working with PE specialists from Lipson Cooperative Academy every Thursday in the first half of term!
This term we will be exploring what Christians believe about the kingdom of God and making connections between belief and putting belief into practice. We will then look at what happens after death, exploring the similarities and differences between beliefs.
Home learning: This will be set at the following times:
Maths – Monday to be handed in on Friday.
English – Wednesday to be handed in on the following Tuesday.
Reading – 20 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in at least once per week. Pupils are able to complete quizzes at home for AR at the following website: https://ukhosted41.renlearn.co.uk/2236527. The children know their logins and so should be able to access this from home.
Spellings: Set on Teams on a Monday ready for a Friday spelling test.
Games and PE:
Children will need their PE kit in school all week however, games is on Monday and PE on Thursday (first half of term) reverting to Friday for the second half of term. We will be focusing on kwik cricket and athletics in games and badminton and tennis on a Friday.
Kit: Trainers, white shirt, blue shorts, football socks.
In colder weather, a plain tracksuit should be worn outdoors for games.
Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary, as cloakroom space is limited.
Here are some great maths resources - for young and old!
We explain what the long multiplication method is and review how multiplication skills are built up through each year of primary school.
The long division method is used when you are dividing a large number (usually three digits or more) by a two-digit (or more) number.
Use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations and explore the order of operations using brackets.
A step towards a more formal written method of columnar addition using place value counters.
A good starting place for teaching column subtraction. Helps children to visualise the processes involved.