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.
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.
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.
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.
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
6T is currently at 98.2% attendance
6C is currently at 95% attendance