Year 6 @ Mount Street Primary School
Welcome to the Spring Term
This is a short but very busy term as we rapidly approach SATS, which commence on 13th May 2024 - a meeting will be held this term to tell you more about this. Let's see what we are going to be learning this term!
Ms Price will be working each day to teach the children with Mrs Blunt who will be the class in the mornings. We also have Mrs Lovejoy with us on Wednesdays. 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.
Please come in to see us if you want to discuss anything regarding your child's education, health or welfare.
Mrs Blunt, Mrs Lovejoy and Miss Price
This term, we will be continuing to develop our love of reading and our author focus will be on Michael Morpurgo and his book 'Running Wild'.
All of our writing this term is based around our class book ‘Running Wild’, by Michael Morpurgo and our topic: Globalisation. We will be writing persuasive letters, balanced arguments, non-chronological reports, mystery stories, free form poetry and recounts. Within all our writing, we will be working on a range of grammatical features including the use of colons and semi colons to join clauses, passive voice, the subjunctive form, parenthesis, relative clauses expanded noun phrases and the power of three.
This first half of term, we will be calculating ratios before moving on to focus on algebra, substituting numbers for letters and solving simple one step and two step problems. We will the move on to decimals, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 100 and converting them to fractions. After half term, this will be followed by converting fractions to percentages and calculating percentages of amounts. We will focus to calculating perimeter, area and volume before finishing the term with statistics and data handling.
This term's geography will focus on the various aspects of Globalisation. We will look at trade, pollution, ethical purchasing, climate change, deforestation, Fair Trade, and global communication.
Our DT will be linked to our topic as we will be using Fair Trade products to cook during the second half of term.
We start by studying Evolution and Inheritance and looking at how plants and animals have evolved and adapted over time depending on the environmental factors that they have encountered. After half term, our focus will shift to 'living things and their habitats,' where we will study Carl Linnaeus and his system of classifying plants and animals.
During the first half of term we will focus on invasion games and gymnastics.
The first half of term will consider what Atheist and Agnostics think and believe whilst the second half of term will focus on the Christian understanding of the Easter Story.
We will be studying Kandinsky and creating our own Kandinsky-inspired pictures.
In computing, we will be looking into ‘Big Data’ and the use of bar codes and QR codes. After half term, we will be researching the history of computers.
We will focus on vocabulary associated with our bedrooms, recapping on the numbers to 100 and learning about a French city.
We will be learning to beat box and write our own rap lyrics linked to global warming.
Home learning: This will be set at the following times:
Maths and English Monday to be handed in on Friday.
Reading – 20 minutes reading daily. Reading books and diaries need to be in school each day.We ask that an adult signs the reading diary 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 a Monday ready for a Friday spelling test.
Games and PE.
Children will need their PE kit in school all week however, our two allocated hall slots are Monday and Friday.
Kit: Trainers, white shirt, blue or black shorts, football socks.
In colder weather, a plain tracksuit should be worn outdoors for games.
All items need to be clearly named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary, as cloakroom space is limited. For health and safety, please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that if they are wearing stud earrings in school they are removed or they have taped them for each session.
Reading for pleasure: Remember that you can complete Accelerated Reader quizzes at home if you don't have time to do it in school. Use this link: Welcome to Renaissance Place (renlearn.co.uk)
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.