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Welcome to Year 6!

Welcome to our Year 6 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 6, access the resources linked to Key Stage 2.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 6 Blog 29/06/20

Literacy activity 1:

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Literacy activity 4:

Books I’ve read

Think about one of the best books you’ve read. You might want to read a summary of the text to refresh your memory. Who were the characters? Where was it set? What time period was it set in? How did you feel when you read it?

Write a diary entry in role as if you were one of the characters. Choose an event or moment in time to write about. Try to get across the viewpoint of that character. Describe the setting that part of the story was set in. Use writing techniques to imply the character’s feelings.

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Maths activity 3:

  1. Paul walked  miles on Wednesday. He walked  on Thursday.  How much further did Paul walk on Thursday?
  2. Sam had 1  of pizza and she gave Harrison  of pizza.  How much pizza was she left with?


Art activity 1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zpft82p

This video shows how to make a tessellating pattern wallpaper design in the style of artist M.C.Escher. It is fun to do and can be very affective. Have a go of your own and see what you can come up with.

Science activity:

Look at the powerpoint below linked to classifying organisms. Then fill in the table below and try the classification quiz linked to plants (click the link). 

http://www.catie.org.uk/face-facts/classifying-plants.aspx#top

Year 6 Blog 22/06/20

Literacy activity 1:

PERSONAL PRONOUNS

Identifying personal pronouns

  • Quick recap:
    • A noun is a word that is a person, place or thing. For example: Brian, the car, a pencil, Uluru etc.
    • A pronoun is a word that can be used instead of a noun.
      • Is the pen a blue pen?

Is that a blue pen?

  • A personal pronoun is used instead of a noun that is a person or a thing. However, for these to make sense you must have already mentioned the noun you’re replacing in your paragraph. For example:
Personal pronouns for people =I, you, he, she, we, they
me, you, him, her, us, them
Personal pronouns for things =it, they, them

1.Using the correct personal pronoun

  • Insert the correct personal pronoun in these sentences.
  • Amy called earlier. Please return _____ call before 2pm. _____ says it’s important.
  • The parcel arrived at the post office; you can collect _____ now.
  • Phil and _____ are going to the movies. Do _____ want to come with _____?
  • The Smiths love to go for walks. ______ often take a packed lunch with them.
  • Should ‘I’ or ‘me’ be used in these sentences?
  • _____ am 13 years old.
  • Feel free to thank _____ for getting your ball back.
  • Shane, Mikayla and _____ are going to the movies.
  • _____ go to school every week day.
  • Paul and _____ ride our bikes after school.

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Maths activity 1:

Adding Decimals

  1. 2.4 + 3.3 =
  • 3.7 + 4.1 =
  • 12.822 + 6.122 =
  • 13.63 + 2.33 =
  • 12.7 + 2.08 =
  • 7.09 + 3.4 =
  • 18.93 + 3.9 =
  • 24.992 + 3.5 =
  1. 13.80 + 7.1 =
  • 2.45 + 3.11 =
  • 6.72 + 5.49 =
  • 17.26 + 7.94 =
  • 245.987 + 16.204 =

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Maths activity 3:

  1. 1.3 x 5 =    
  2. 2.5 x 5 =   
  3. 3.5 x 0.8 =    
  4. 4.3 x 0.3 =    
  5. 5.4 x 0.12 =   
  6. 6. x 0.13 =    
  7. 2 x 5.2 =    
  8. 8 x 3.3 =   
  9. 9 x 8.6 = 
  10. 10.5 x 9.6 =

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Science activity:

Watch these videos. Then complete the activity:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011lqzt

http://bsac.org.uk/science-fair/stands/microbemania/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011lx4r

Make a list of all the ways microbes can bread or be spread in this picture. Once you have made your list, explain what the children are doing wrong and what they can do to reduce the spread of microbes.

Hello Year 6,

Hi everyone, I hope everyone had a relaxing half term and enjoyed plenty of sunshine! As always, a few things to keep you all busy this week.

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Literacy activity 4: For this activity you may need to go on a walk around your local area or even just a walk around your garden. If this is not possible think about a trip you may have taken in the past with your family or with school. The Botanic Gardens trip might be a nice field log to write.

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Science activity:

For science this week I would like you to watch the videos on the link below and then have ago at the two quizzes which are also on the link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjf3rj6

Art activity: Watch the videos on the link below. Then use either painting, collage, or printmaking to create a work of art that tells a story. The story can be about something that has happened to you, or completely made up. Let your imagination run wild!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z47fvk7

Stay safe everyone.

Mr Tye x

Monday 1st June 2020.

Hello Year 6,

Hope you have had a nice week. Make sure you are having lots of fun and getting plenty of fresh air in the garden or going out for walks and bike rides. I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some of them. I have included a range of new activities to have a go at this along with answers for the work last week.

Literacy activity 1:

Watch this short video on semicolons before starting task 1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zr6bxyc/articles/z6w6cqt

Add a semicolon into these sentences.

The door swung open a masked figure strode in.
Alex bought a toy car he played with it as soon as he got home.
She was very tired she had worked late the night before.

The rabbit had been sadly neglected it was in an awful state.
John opened the drawer it was empty.
The wedding invitations have all been sent out two hundred guests are expected.
Tom was very clever and worked hard he deserved to pass all his SATs.
Sally’s birthday is in November John’s is in September.

Literacy activity 2:

Watch this short video on hyphens and dashes before starting task 2. There is also a quiz on the link that you may want to try.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zg8gbk7

DIRECTIONS: Rewrite each sentence below, using a hyphen correctly.

1. Jonas Jenkins is the president elect.

2. We found twenty nine errors in the document.

3. My father has the most up to date computer available.

4. Her time worn excuses are getting old.

5. I anticipate thirty six guests at the wedding.

6. Two thirds of the class is home with the flu.

DIRECTIONS: Rewrite each sentence, putting in the missing dashes.

1. Rachel loves dogs all kinds of dogs.

2. Jennifer is a hard worker the hardest worker I have ever seen.

3. If it were me oh forget it.

4. She recently got a promotion I can see why.

5. I don’t mind as long as you are back by midnight.

6. I am overwhelmed at work the tasks just keep on coming.

7. Those boys the Jones twins are always up to something

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Science activity:

Characteristics are passed on from one generation to the next in both plants and animals. Our characteristics are determined by our DNA. A small section of DNA that codes a particular combination of amino acids which make a specific protein. These proteins determine our characteristics. Some characteristics are controlled by a single gene.

Look at your family and make a list of all the things that you have inherited from your mam and from your dad. E.g. you may have inherited the hair colour from your dad but the eye colour from your mam.

Things to consider:

  • hair colour
  • hair type e.g. straight or curly
  • eye colour
  • sink tone
  • nose shape
  • lip shape
  • face shape
  • blood type (if you know it)

Art activity:

For art this week I think it would be nice to try something fun. The video below is a tutorial on how to make a Keith Haring inspired picture by drawing bold figure outlines with little detail. They look really affective. The video gives examples of aliens but you could try and link it to the science topic and include plants or animals. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zqq9sg8

Answers from last weeks Year 6 blog

Stay safe everyone.

Mr Tye x

Hello Year 6,

Happy Monday everyone. Hope you and your families are well. I have included a range of new activities to have a go at this week to keep you busy. Give them a go and see how you get on.

Literacy activity 1:

Literacy activity 2:

Watch this short video on active and passive voice before starting task 2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zsx2b82

Literacy activity 3: I know we are all missing our normal outdoor activities and hobbies. For this task have a think about the hobby you miss most and write an information page about it.

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Maths activity 1:

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Maths challenge:

Science activity: Remind yourself about adaptation with the video clip below and then try these activities. You may need to research facts about some of the animals to help you answer the questions.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/zxg7y4j

Science activity 2:

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Science activity 4: Create your own animal! Your challenge is to design a new animal that is perfectly adapted to the habitat it lives in. You can choose any of the habitats from above. Below are some questions you will need to consider before designing your animal.

Questions to consider:

1. Where will your animal live (habitat)? What are the main characteristics of that habitat? – e.g. Hot? Cold? Wet? Dry? Lots of vegetation? Not very much vegetation?

2. What will your animal eat?

3. How will your animal move?

4. How will your animal communicate?

5. Where will your animal sleep?

6. Will your animal come out during the day, night or both?

Art activity:

The video below gives an explanation of how to create a collage. Have a good at creating your own collage of a walk or journey you have taken it can be during lockdown or before it. You can use any resources you have to hand.   

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/art-and-design-ks1-ks2-creating-a-collage-landscape/zfrfbdm

Answers from last weeks Year 6 blog

Stay safe everyone and hopefully I will see you soon.

Mr Tye x

Monday 11th May 2020.

Hello Year 6,

Hope you have all had a nice week and have made the best of the lovely weather we have had. I’m sure you have spent lots of time in the garden and on family walks. I have included a range of activities to have a go at this week to keep you busy. Try your best and see how you get on.

Literacy activity 1:

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Literacy activity 4:

Literacy activity 5: If you create your own literacy quiz, keep hold of it as we could use them when we are back at school.

Maths activity 1:

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Maths activity 5:

Maths challenge:

Science activity: In science, we would be looking at Charles Darwin and his discoveries in more detail. I have attached a PowerPoint about his life to look through and some questions to answer below.

Charles Darwin
Personal details: Date of birth:     Place of birth:     When he died:Family Information – who were his parents? What did they do? Where did they live? Did he have brothers and sisters?
Education – Where did he go to school? What was he like at school? What did he enjoy learning?Work and Voyage – what did he want to learn about? What was his voyage like? What did he learn?
Interesting facts!          

Art activity:

The video below gives an explanation of how to create a cubist painting using an egg box. It models the skills using paints but pencil crayons and felt-tip pens would also work. This might be a nice activity to have a go at. Maybe try a different animal of your choice.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zck37hv

Stay safe everyone and hopefully I will see you soon.

Mr Tye x

Year 6 Blog

Hi guys! I hope you are all well and have enjoyed this week.

As another week is upcoming that we can’t be together, I have listed some activities I’d like you to have a go at. I hope that you found last week’s activities useful and were able to complete some and are continuing with your packs I sent home before we broke up. Remember to continue using the websites (Purple Mash, Reading Plus, TT Rockstars and Sam Learning) which are available to you. 

Literacy Activity 1:

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Literacy Activity 5:

Write a setting description to describe one of the settings below.

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Maths Challenge activity:

Topic Activity:

There are some useful video clips to watch which discusses evolution, inheritance and adaptation on BBC Bitesize. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw

Activity: choose an animal and look at its features. Write down ways in which the animal has adapted to survive in its habitat.

I have also attached a reading comprehension based on Charles Darwin and Evolution for you to have a read through.

Art activity:

The video below gives an explanation of how to draw a picture using perspective to add depth and greater realism. This might be a nice activity to have a go at to practise the art skills we have studied this year so far.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zvq6sbk

Stay safe everyone.

Hello Year 6,

I hope you and your families are well and that you are keeping yourself safe.  

In maths this week we would have been revisiting place value and rounding looking at decimals. Here are a few questions that you could have a go at.

Remember that you can access additional maths lesson on https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

There is a useful BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons website that is impressive. I wanted to share one activity that I think will be really useful for you all!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zj2grj6 – Wellbeing Task

The above link will take you to a webpage with videos and advice on all things moving onto secondary school. The videos look at the main differences between primary and secondary school and I think it would be great for you to watch these and have a go at the linked tasks on the page.

For those of you that want a totally different activity for today, try making the best paper aeroplane that you can and race it with the people at home. Decorate your plane realistically or maybe design an NHS symbol for the side.

Don’t forget to keep using a timetable each day.

Read for at least 20 minutes a day this can be done using one of your books or reading plus.  

Timestable Rockstars (15 minutes daily)

Spellings – Practise some tricky word spellings in https://www.topmarks.co.uk Log on and go to 7-11 Years, Spelling and Grammar and the tasks to look for is Look, Cover, Write Check. Good Luck!

Afternoon learning – topic work, arts and crafts, baking, outdoor activities.

Take care and stay safe,

Mr Tye

Wednesday 22nd April

Hi Year 6!

Hope you are all well and enjoying your learning from home! However, the problem with learning from home means we don’t get to see each other and I can imagine how much you are missing your friends and school! I know I am missing you all!

With that in mind, I was wondering if we could all work together and make a video. You might have seen the nursery children’s video but if you haven’t, have a look at it. You’ll find it in their blog. It’s great! Also, it’s a great way to see each other again and send a message to your friends.

To create our video, I need you to write a message on a piece of paper – to your friends, your teachers or a happy thought. Then ask your grown-ups to photograph you holding the message.

Finally, send us your picture to farringdon@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk and we will put them together to create a very special message from year 6.

I can’t wait to see your picture but for now, take care and stay safe!

Miss Forster x

Monday 20th April 2020.

Year 6.

Hi Year 6! We hope you have enjoyed the Easter Break and most of all the chocolate! I know I have! Firstly, well done to everyone for their hard work recently! We’ve been amazed by some of the photographs children have sent us showing how hard they are working at home. Keep sending us your photos and blogs to farringdon@inspiremultiacademytrust.co.uk

We hope you enjoyed the range of activities on the Year 6 Bingo Grid and have found the list of resources on our website useful and entertaining.

Teachers have kept a close eye on Purple Mash, Times Table Rock Stars and Reading Plus and well done to those of you who have completed activities.  We have sent personal messages to some of you who have made a real effort over the last few weeks.

There are still several children coming into school each week, including year 6 and they have been up to all sorts of fun activities – including topic linked activities.  As our Year 6 topic this term is Darwin’s Evolution, it might be an idea to find out more about how animals have evolved over time. A great link to use is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw/articles/z9qs4qt  Once you have completed the learning, there is a quiz to test how well you have done!

Don’t forget to set yourself a timetable each day, it really does help with the boredom – believe you me! Try something like this:

Read for at least 20 minutes a day – perhaps download an audio book to listen to as well

Daily Maths – the home learning from the White Rose Maths Hub website this week focuses angles. There are daily lessons for you to take part in.

The link is https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/

Daily Writing – Log on to Sam learning – in KS2 Literacy – and complete a task in ‘Writing Good Sentences’ You will know the one you need to practise!

Timestable Rockstars (15 minutes daily)

Spellings – Practise some tricky word spellings in https://www.topmarks.co.uk Log on and go to 7-11 Years, Spelling and Grammar and the tasks to look for is Look, Cover, Write Check. Good Luck!

Afternoon learning – topic work, arts and crafts, baking, outdoor activities.

Hope you have a great week and keep in touch! 

Year 6 – 6/03/2020

This week in Literacy, we have started to look at the story Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. This story is going to be used as a theme for our next piece of writing. The children have also been practising their reading skills and using a new computer based programme ‘Reading Plus’ to develop their fluency and comprehension.

In Maths this week, Year 6 have recapping the four operations including decimals. We have practiced answering SATs style questions including these calculations. We then moved on to looking at SATs questions involving algebra, area and perimeter.

In topic, we have also continued to study the WW2. The children have then used knowledge of primary and secondary sources to sort evidence about the war.

Stars of the week:

Hannah Kelly – for her amazing work in maths with area.

Year 6 – 14/02/2020

This week in Literacy, we have finished writing our own horror story based on the short video clip ‘Francis’. The children have also been practising their reading skills and using a new computer based programme ‘Reading Plus’ to develop their fluency and comprehension.

In Maths this week, Year 6 have been learning to divide 4-digit numbers by 1-digit and 2-digit numbers including decimals. We have answered calculations, found mistakes within completed calculations and answered multistep word problems involving division. We then moved on to using the inverse operation to find missing numbers within a division problem.

In topic, we have also continued to study the art of painting. The children looked at different styles of watercolour washing and different brush stroke techniques. They have then used these techniques to water paint a scene out of the book Rose Blanche to link with our WW2 topic.

This week we also took part in a tag rugby skills afternoon. The children developed their skills of passing a rugby ball as well as playing in tug rugby games.

Year 6 – 7/02/2020

This week in Literacy, we have continued to write our own horror story based on the short video clip ‘Francis’. The children have studied different ways of showing a characters feelings through actions and what is said. This has then been applied within their stories.

In Maths this week, Year 6 have been learning to multiply 4-digit numbers by 2-digit number including decimals. We have answered calculations, found mistakes within completed calculations and answered multistep word problems involving multiplication. We then moved on to using the inverse operation to find missing numbers within a multiplication problem.

In topic, we have been studying the story of creation from different religions. The children have begun to discuss the difference and similarities of the stories and how they teach us to look after the world. We have also started to study the art of painting. The children looked at different styles of painting from realism to surrealism. They have discussed the way in which artists use colour to create mood and emotion. The children have started to experiment with colour mixing and were set the task of mixing colours to match a specific shade.

Year 6 – 24/01/2020

This week in Literacy, we have started to look at narratives and have picked out some of their key features of the horror genre. We have watched the short video clip ‘Francis’ to inspire our stories. Using this clip, when have gathered a range of descriptive phrases, which can be used to describe a forest setting. 

In Maths this week, Year 6 have worked extremely hard with coordinates. When have read and plotted coordinates on a four-quadrant grid as well as solving a range of coordinate problems. We then moved on to shape translation and reflection of a shape within a four-quadrant grid.

In topic, we have been studying concentration camps, which were used in WW2. We have also started a new science topic looking at light; understanding how light travels and the effect that putting an opaque, translucent or transparent object in front of it has. The children has conducted a range of investigations to identify which objects are transparent, how light can be reflected using mirrors and how different mirrors can create different types of reflection. 

Treasure Chest:

Edward Brown – for his consistent fantastic effort in class and working extremely hard with his science.

Tyler Facey – For working very hard in his maths and literacy this week.  

Week ending 15/11/19

This week we have started looking at our new topic ‘The World at War’ which is concerning the Second World War. In history lessons, we have begun to understand the causes of the war and who was involved. We all used timelines to study key events leading up to the war and looked at maps of Europe to identify which sides each country belonged to.

In Maths this week, Year 6 have studied how to add and subtract fractions. During the study of adding fraction, the children learnt how to add fraction by mixed numbers fractions and improper fractions. The children have used and applied the skills they have acquired within problem solving activities.         

In Literacy, we edited and finished our own Macbeth story based on Act 1 Scene 4 of Macbeth. We edited our descriptive paragraph about the three witches improving the range of figurative language. Then we moved on to improving the dialogue between the three witches, Macbeth and Banquo. 

In science, we have started to study the topic ‘electrical circuits’. Within science, we created working circuits and drew them in scientific diagrams using the correct scientific symbols. We have also compared series and parallel circuits looking at how they work and the benefits of each. 

Week ending 8/11/19 – year 6

In Maths this week, Year 6 have studied how to order fractions. During the learning, the children ordered fractions with the same denominators, the same numerators and fractions with different numerators and denominators. To order these fractions, the children found the common denominator by using their multiplication knowledge.            

In Literacy, we started to write our own Macbeth story based on Act 1 Scene 4 of Macbeth. We began by writing a descriptive paragraph to describe the setting using a range of figurative language. Then we moved on to adding dialogue between the main character Macbeth and Banquo.  

This week we have had the opportunity to work with the RNLI looking at water safety. The children took part in an assembly and workshop with the RNLI and learnt how to stay safe around water, lifesaving skills in the water and areas on the beach, which are safe to swim. 

Year 6 Class Blog – week ending 11.10.19

In Maths this week, Year 6 have worked extremely hard on estimating the answers to calculations. This has meant we have had to use many different skills all at once, including; rounding numbers, multiplying, dividing, adding, subtracting – as well as looking at decimals! Some of us found it difficult not to give the answers straight away and focus on trying to estimate – so the teachers have been really impressed with the children’s patience and hard work this week.       

In Literacy, we have moved on to a new fiction topic – looking specifically at play scripts. We have started analysing the Scottish play – Macbeth – by William Shakespeare and have really enjoyed taking part in role-play activities to explore the characters in more detail! We played the role of both Macbeth and Banquo, considering their reactions to meeting the three terrifying witches

In topic, we have been learning about mental health. We have taken part in world mental health day and looked way of improving our own mental help. E.g. via talking to others, exercising and spending time with others. As well as this, every child in Year 6 created their own positive message they would like to share and painted in on to a pebble, which will be displayed around school.

Treasure Chest:

Jaxon Leadbitter 6C – for his outstanding work in maths this week.

Ezmie Stanton 6C – for working extremely hard and showing resilience with her maths.

Mikey Goldsmith 6T – for always working extremely hard in every lesson.  

Well done to all of our winners!

Year 6 Class Blog – week ending 04.10.19

In Maths this week, Year 6 have started looking at shapes – understanding their properties and being able to find angles. We are all confident naming the three types of triangle and can use our knowledge to find missing angles. We then took our understanding even further, looking at a range of different quadrilaterals.

In literacy this week, we have continued to study non-chronological reports. The children have started to write their own non-chronological report based on an IPhone or Fifa 19. First, they looked at examples of introduction paragraphs before moving on to the main body of the report.

We have also enjoyed our learning different information about North America through geography lessons this week. The children have identified key features of different areas within the continent and compared them to features within Sunderland. They have also used their art skills to sketch a landmark of North America.  

Year 6 Class Blog – week ending 27.09.19

In maths this week, Year 6 has been learning about common factors, common multiples and prime numbers. The children have used the knowledge they have gathered to solve problems relating to these number facts. As well as that, the children have been learning to use sorting diagrams such as Venn and Carroll diagrams. The children combined all the skills they had leaned and used the sorting diagrams to sort common multiples, common factors and prime numbers.

In literacy this week, we have continued to study non-chronological reports. The children have planned their own non-chronological report based on an IPhone or Fifa 19. First, they gathered information on their chosen topic using reports and the internet. Then they organised the information into different paragraphs they could use when writing their report. After that, the children have developed their sentence level skills linking to non-chronological reports. This included the use of adverbial phrases and fronted adverbials.

We have also enjoyed our learning different information about North America through geography lessons this week. The children have learnt how to use longitude and latitude to locate different North American places. They have also identified key features of different areas within the continent and compared them to features within Sunderland.  

Year 6 Class Blog – week ending 20.09.19

In maths this week Year 6 has been learning how to use BODMAS to solve a range of calculations. The children have also used these skills to answer word problems and find missing numbers. As well as that, the children have been solving SATs style questions on BODMAS.   

In literacy this week, we have started to study non-chronological reports. The children looked at range of different non-chronological reports and discussed their features. After that, the children began planning their own report based on a topic of their choice.       

We have also enjoyed our learning different art skills this week. The children have learnt to draw 3 dimensional shapes, how to include shadows within a drawing and different styles of shading. Additionally, we have been researching the different capital cities of North America. The children have look at location of the capital cities, their climates, currency and population. 

This week the Year 6 athletics team represented Farringdon in the Sports Hall Games. Each athlete worked extremely hard and displayed fantastic ability.

Year Six

Class Blog 13.9.19

It’s only two weeks in to the new term and the children have been so busy! We have voted for our Head Girl and Boy and Deputies as well as our School Councillors. We have planned our topic and started our class novel ‘Letter from the Lighthouse’.  In literacy, we have been exploring figurative language with the idea that we would like to write a setting description over the next few days.

Maths has been all about numbers – reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers up to 1,000,000 and problem solving too! The children now understand what each digit represents in a 7 digit number and some children are able to solve reasoning problems.

In topic, we have been looking at continents of the world and used our map skills to locate cities and countries. We have also studied the continent of North America in more detail looking at the different climates in the continent, the variety of landscapes and famous landmarks.  

Key Dates and Reminders: Swimming will be on a Monday and P.E. will be on a Wednesday

Attendance:

6T is currently at 98.2% attendance

6C is currently at 95% attendance