Welcome to Year 6
In Year 6, our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum.
We follow the Catholic Curriculum for Religious Education following the Come and See scheme.
For more information about the what we are learning in Year 6, click on the links below.
The Year 6 KS2 SATs will be administered in the week commencing 13 May 2019. The timetable will be:
Monday 13 May 2019
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions
English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling
Tuesday 14 May 2019
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic
Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning
Thursday 16 May 2019
Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning
We have 4 weeks of revision leading up to this and below is a table showing what areas we will focus on each day in each of the areas to be tested.
For reading we will do a mixture of independent, pair and group work using old SATS papers and several different software programs on the computer to focus on the types of questions the children will face and test techniques.
|Maths – all of the objectives will be covered within word and real-life problems.||SPaG||Spellings||Word of the day|
|· Place value
· + – x and ÷ problems
· Graphs and charts
· Pie charts
|· Types of punctuation: commas, apostrophes, colons, semi-colons, brackets, exclamations and question marks, dashes and hyphens
· Direct and reported speech
|· _ous ending
· _tious or _cious ending
· _cial or _tial ending
· _fer endings
|· Area + perimeter
|· Active and passive voices
· Prefixes and suffixes
· Verb forms
· Subject and verb agreement
|· _ant or _ent
· _ance or _ence
· _ancy or _ency
· _able or _ible
· _ably or _ibly
· Parallel/perpendicular lines
· Ratio and scaling
· Capital letters
|· ‘i before e except after c’
· ough words
· _tion, _sion, _ssion, _cian, (other) endings
|· Clauses and phrases
· Relative clauses
· Subject, verbs, objects
· Word class
· Noun phrases + adverbial phrases
|· Silent letters (kn, wr, wh, mb, gn, mn)
· _se or _ce
· Homophones (words that sound the same but are spelt differently)
Y5/6 science visit to the Octagon centre
Here are some photos of our trip to the Octagon centre to take part in their annual Christmas lecture. This year is was all about ‘The life of birds’
Our Y5 and Y6 R.E. ambassadors planned and led their first KS2 liturgy yesterday, creating a great powerpoint including readings, information and songs to celebrate ‘Christ the King’
Y5/6 Maya celebration day
The Y5 and Y6 enjoyed a great celebration at the end of our Ancient Maya topic. We took part in a ‘Now press play’ activity, where the children acted out a drama invovling Pok-a-tok and sacrifice. In the afternoon, we held a Pok-a-tok tournament between teams from Y5 and Y6. Unfortunately, the Y5’s lost, which resulted in their captain, Harrison, being sacrificed to the gods! Finally, we all sat down to enjoy some home-made tortillas, courtesy of the Y5 bakers.
Well done Y6 for creating and leading our liturgy for Y5 and parents. It went really well and gave us time to reflect out last topic. Here are some photos from the liturgy.
Here are some of the pictures from Hollowford. The rest will be following ASAP.
In English we will be focusing on a book called ‘The Jaguar Stones – Middleworld’. It is about a young boy who discovers that the Ancient Maya myths are real and that the world is on the brink of an apocolapyse. It is part of a trio of books, which hopefully the children could read after we have finished the first.
The science planning for year 6 can be found in the long term planning document which can be accessed by downloading the link above. The order of topics is:
- Classifying living things into the 5 kingdoms and investigating key features and characteristic of the 5 groups of vertebrates.
- Human biology and healthy living looking at harmful substances and their effects
- Evolution – how we know about it, the effects it has and how we can observe it.
- Light – what it is, how we see, reflection and shadow
- electricity – making and understanding circuits.
St Luke’s Charity event
Last year’s Y6 took part in a fund raising event for St Luke’s last year and managed to raise £1000. Hopefully this year we will join up with another charity to help raise money!
We have two trips coming up in Autumn 2. On 30th November, we will be attending a science workshop at the Octagon centre with the Y5. On the 4th December, we have been invited to watch the Christmas performance of All Saints musical at All Saints Secondary School.
KS2 school choir
We are currently practising carols to prepare for our Christmas carol concert which we will be performing for all of the school and residents of a Woodhouse care home.