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Welcome to Year 6

Staff

The teachers in Year 6 are Mr Strudwick-Long, Mr McKinlay, Miss Barry

The teaching assistants are Mr Dear, Mrs Gillen, Mr Harrison

 

Topic

We teach the subjects through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 1 is A Child’s War

Long Term Plan for 2020-2021: Long Term Plan Year 6

Curriculum Letter for Term 1: Curriculum Letter Year 6 Term 1

 

Homework

Cornerstones Homework Term 1: Year 6 Term 1

 

English

In Term 2 we are reading Goodnight Mr Tom and writing a non-chronological report and a persuasive letter.

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

 

GPAS

The National Curriculum 2014 has highlighted the importance of teaching children explicit knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Building this knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. Once pupils are familiar with a concept they will be encouraged to use this in their speech and writing.

The concepts introduced in Year 6 are: further suffixes and prefixes; spelling silent letter words; a knowledge of morphology and entymology; homophones and how to use a thesaurus.

Word Converting nouns or adjectives into verbs using suffixes [for example, –ate; –ise; –ify]

Verb prefixes [for example, dis–, de–, mis–, over– and re–]

Sentence Relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that, or an omitted relative pronoun

Indicating degrees of possibility using adverbs [for example, perhaps, surely] or modal verbs [for example, might, should, will, must]

Text Devices to build cohesion within a paragraph [for example, then, after that, this, firstly]

Linking ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time [for example, later], place [for example, nearby] and number [for example, secondly] or tense choices [for example, he had seen her before]

Punctuation Brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis

Use of commas to clarify meaning or avoid ambiguity

Terminology for pupils modal verb, relative pronoun

relative clause

parenthesis, bracket, dash

cohesion, ambiguity

Spelling

Spelling in Year 6 is taken from the National Curriculum 2014. The table below lists the statutory requirements for Years 5-6.

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Useful sites for spelling:

https://www.theschoolrun.com/spelling-game

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/search.aspx?q=spelling

 

Maths

In Term 2 we are developing our arithmetic skills and focusing on problem solving.

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 WTS

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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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