Year 6 2018 - 2019
Year Six is not only a last chance to enjoy your time here at Belgrave but also very important in preparing you for your journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the word go, with the week long residential to Conway coming at the beginning of the Autumn term.
We have three key aims that underpin everything that we do throughout the year. These are to become:
Responsible Citizens Successful learners Confident Individuals
We also have key life skills that we work towards. These are:
Team work Communication Managing time and Money
Problem Solving Keeping Yourself Safe
Having these aims and key skills helps us to understand what our education here at Belgrave is really about and also ensures that everything we do will be relevant to life in the future.
A very happy New Year everybody. We have another exciting term ahead of us.The key areas of learning are outlined below. There are also some documents at the bottom of the page that will show you some of the ways you can support at home. For daily and weekly updates, please check the Class Dojo pages.
Biography: researching and writing our own biographies of famous people. Focus on note taking and organisation of ideas into clear sections.
Discussion texts: looking at texts that give both sides to an argument, eg: Should school uniform be banned? Children will research an issue and write an article outlining the pros and cons. We will focus on audience and viewpoint and emphasise the importance of organising ideas clearly.
Narrative viewpoint: we will look at a story told from different points of view and see how the author communicates these and his own viewpoint to the reader.
Stories with Flashbacks: we will look at the use of flashbacks in both film and books. The children will then have a chance to write their own narratives, using flashbacks to add detail.
We will be working towards year objectives including the following:
- Place value of digits to three decimal places, including ordering and rounding and finding missing numbers on number lines.
- Quick fire mental addition and subtraction of two digit numbers and numbers with one and two decimal place.
- Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing – written methods.
- Solving problems involving fractions and percentages.
- Drawing and measuring lines, angles and shapes accurately and naming parts of a circle: radius, diameter, circumference.
- Data handling including pie charts and averages.
- Living Things and their Habitats: looking at how living things are classified into broad groups according to characteristics.
- Animals including Humans: the circulatory system; recognizing the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle. This term we will also cover aspects of the SRE curriculum – details of the scheme of work will be provided in a separate letter.
- Mountain ranges across the globe.
- How mountains were formed.
- How humans use the mountains – tourism etc…
- Human impact on mountain environments.
- EXCEL - learning to create 'live' tables and spreadsheets.
- Searching and sorting networks.
- Staying safe in the digital world.
This is just a brief overview of some of the things we will cover this term. As ever, our aim is to ensure that we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum and that the children have an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a wide range of subjects. They will be taught French and RE by Mrs Woodman and PE by Mark Phillips. Music will be taught follwing the Charanga Scheme of work and art will often be taught in descrete blocks linked to topic or specific themes.
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