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Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Staff

The teachers in Year 6 are Mr McKinlay, Mrs Stroud, Miss Kemp, Mr Hinkley and Miss Kirby.

The teaching assistants are Mr Dear, Mrs Gillen,

Topic

We teach the subjects through a topic based curriculum.

Long Term Plan: Long Term Plan Year 6

 

The topic for Term 1 is Fallen Fields.

Term 1 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/m6GxLfuFLeU56uVI?ref=Link

The topic for Term 2 is A child’s war

Term 2 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/yc1HVT5VWoGl43HB?ref=Link

The topic for Term 3 is Frozen Kingdoms.

Term 3 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/QiwRDg1EdsXIyBDk?ref=Link

The topic for Term 4 is Darwin’s Delights

Term 4 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/G0JXosdJ4Q9LOmoJ?ref=Link

The topic for Term 5 is Tomorrows World

Term 5 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/QLGA5oeHEUn522oE?ref=Link

The topic for Term 6 is Hola Mexico

Term 6 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/TiqKRC2ArRuhY6ke?ref=Link

 

Homework

Seesaw is a secure online account which we use to communicate with parents, assign homework and share your child’s learning journey. Your child will receive weekly English and Maths homework on Seesaw. This is based on the learning that they have completed that week in class. It is assigned on a Thursday and needs to be submitted by the following Tuesday.

At Gordon Children’s Academy, we value reading as a crucial life skill. By the time children leave us, most children read confidently for meaning and regularly enjoy reading for pleasure. Our readers are equipped with the tools to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary. We encourage our children to see themselves as readers for both pleasure and purpose.

We use Rigby Rocket and Collins Big Cat books in school which follow the UK Book Band colours. This is to expose the children to a wide range of text types, characters and settings. Children are provided with a home reading book at their level. They are expected to read this daily. When a child has a reading age of 11+ years, they then move onto free reader.

Band: Sapphire (Age appropriate for Year 5)

Band: Diamond (Age appropriate for Year 6)
Band: Pearl (Age appropriate for Year 6)

As well as the academic homework, including daily reading that the children complete, we want to encourage and celebrate the children’s creative side. The children are encouraged to use their thinking hats to create a piece of homework that we can share with the whole school community, including parents, at parent’s evening.  They can pick from one of the suggested ideas from the curriculum information above or create an idea of their own. The children will vote for the most creative homework (green hat thinking) from each class. Good luck!

It is important for your child to be exposed to different types of text. Below is a list of recommended classic texts to read:

The Secret Garden

Charlotte’s Web

The Phoenix and the Carpet

Five Children and It

Treasure Island

Robinson Crusoe

Tom Sawyer

The Water Babies

Little Women

Anne of Green Gables

Black Beauty

The Railway Children

English

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that your child will cover in Year 6. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 6. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study

 

Maths

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that your child will cover in Year 6. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 6. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study

Year 6 Knowledge Organiser

The children in Year 6 use a Knowledge Organiser to help them with their next steps in learning. Please see below for the information for GPaS, Reading, Writing and Maths which is included in the Knowledge Organiser.

Knowledge organiser Writing

Knowledge organiser TAF GDS

Knowledge organiser TAF EXS

Knowledge-organiser-TAF-WT-1

Knowledge organiser Reading

Knowledge organiser Maths

Knowledge organiser GPaS

Knowledge organiser spellings Year 5&6

 

KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

Please click here for the KS2 Maths organiser resource.

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Curriculum Website Links

The below websites may be useful for supporting your child further with their learning:

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.com/education

Top Marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk

Timetables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/login

Grammarsaurus https://grammarsaurus.co.uk

National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

NASA Kids Club https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Natural History Museum https://www.nhm.ac.uk/