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Year 6 Information

Summer Term

We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.

Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 6. You may also wish to take a look at the Y6 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.

Optional Homework

No Nonsense Facts

 

Ms Simmons

6.1 Jaguar Class
Phase Leader

Ms Osborne

6.2 Panther Class

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3D models

Focusing on the style of Escher, we have looked to create perspective with 3D models by just cutting and folding paper.  Origamic Architect Masahiro Chatani inspired these models.

 

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Area

We used written ideas as well as constructed models to understand the concept of area.  We began with quadrilateral shapes and then proceeded to triangles.  Well done!

 

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English

We worked together in English, to identify the writing elements of an English persuasive text.  As a pair, and then as a group, we were able to discuss punctuation, grammar and vocabulary we would need to elevate our own writing. In grammar we focused on our use of modal verbs, and recognising them in sentences.  We then were able to apply our understanding to persuasive texts.

 

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Galapagos Finches

 

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Adaptation

 

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Microorganisms

 

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Fair-trade

Year 6 are continuing to discover facts about Fair-trade and how it plays a vital role in many farmers lives around the world.  In topic this week, the children were able to carry out research into products and look at how much money is given back to the farmers to help them continue to trade in much ‘fairer’ way.  The topic is proving to really engage the children.  They are keen to purchase Fair-trade products themselves too.

 

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RE

 

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Spinning Wheel

We created a spinning colour wheel to test the properties of colour and light.  We based our conclusions on Newton’s observations of prisms and the colour spectrum.

 

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French

In French, we looked at different sports we play as hobbies.  We then sorted them into “Je joue” (I play), or “Je fait” (I do) based on each sport.  Practising answering questions based on these hobbies was a challenge but we all had a go!  Well done to all!

 

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Computing

We have completed some coding in Purple Mash.  Well done to those who found fun characters to use and commands to give each one.

 

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Poetry

Year 6 have been working on poetry in their English work. The children have planned well and used lots ideas from each other’s work to write war time poems. The unit linked superbly to Remembrance Day where the children made their own version of poppies whilst reflecting on the men and women who fell throughout war.

 

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Writing

 

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Fractions

The year sixes have been reviewing fractions in Maths. We’ve shown values with models, mixed numbers and improper fraction equalities.

 

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Purple Mash

Year 6 have been recapping their knowledge of coding using Purple Mash. The children used a coding app ‘Free Code Gorilla’ to make a character (sprite) move, within a time scale and by scoring points. By the end of the unit the children will: plan and create a program using variables to achieve a desired effect. They will then move onto ‘Debugging.’

 

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Geography

 

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Persuasive Text

The persuasive model text needed to be highlighted in year 6. In partners we looked for and discussed persuasive writing elements, high-level punctuation, topic-specific vocabulary and grammar points already covered this year. Well done!

 

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PE

Our year 6 dance skills have been highlighted with the challenge from Cambridgeshire! We have also been preparing for our “daily mile” by warming up beforehand!

 

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Art

Art has focused on the artist Henry Moore in year 6. Shading and highlighting on only a few focused items in the pictures, help create visual interest.

Remembrance Day reflection included moments of silence and creating poppies symbolising the blood shed with our red poppy, and white to reflect our hope for continued peace.

 

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Safety

 

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Electricity

In Year 6 we started our Electricity Science unit by making a circuit using batteries, bulbs, buzzers, switches and motors. The class had very little instructions so really had to ‘Synergize’ and ‘Begin with the End in Mind’ in order to create a working circuit. Obviously, there were many circuits that needed adjustments, as they didn’t work first time, so they had to also problem solve in order to make the circuit work.
Fantastic perseverance Year 6!

 

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Refraction

We investigated light in year 6, and discussed the idea of refraction. We conducted an experiment to show how light slows and bends through a glass of water, and what happens to objects on the other side as a result.

 

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PE

Outside during our PE, we enjoyed some distanced invasion sports, before taking a mindful break!

 

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Science

In Science, we examined objects through a coloured filter, and identified their properties. We used this information to help understand how the filters allow some of the light spectrum through, but not all. Fascinating!

 

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Times Tables

Jaguar Class have been focusing on speed when recalling times table facts up to 12. The children have started to challenge each other using Times Table Rock Stars and are enjoying sharing their achievements.

 

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Light

In Science the children worked in groups to create a human model to show how light enables us to see. They used wool to symbolise a ray of light, members of their group acted as a light source and an object. They held the wool to demonstrate how the light travels from the source to the object and then their eyes. Finally they presented their work to the class.

 

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Science

During our Science lesson, we demonstrated the principle of how we see objects.

 

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WWII Art

We focused on Paul Nash and his WWII art, to select colours represented in his art, and practise some sketching and painting techniques.

 

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Maths

We have great ideas about Maths and are keen to show our methods! Partitioning, column method and grids have all helped prove what we know.

 

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Periscopes

 

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