Year 6 Page
Miss Britt and Mrs Marsh
Welcome to Autumn Term 2 in Year 6. Please find lots of information about our class and the work that we will be doing this year.
This half term we will be continuing our studies of 'Carrie's War' before reading a range of poetry linked to World War II. There will be lots of opportunities to develop our writing and reading through comparisons and newspaper/ letter writing.
Year 6 will challenge themselves this half term through the themes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division strategies and problem solving before a focus on fractions, percentages and decimals. We will be following the format each week of 'fluency, reasoning and problem solving' to ensure that your child acquires the skills and understanding that is needed for Year 6 alongside the ability to apply this to a range of problem solving questions.
Our Topic this term is 'Life as an Evacuee'. For the second half term we will have a geography focus as we will be looking at developing our map skills and awareness of the UK and Europe. .
Science: Children will work on the Y6 Electricity Theme - problem solving and investigating various questions before designing their own electrical circuit to a given criteria. They will be able to create and draw a simple circuit and will be able to plan and carry out a fair test for their investigations. We are fortunate to have had new electricity kits provided and donated through the Ogden Trust.
Just a quick reminder about the age restrictions on social networking sites:
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat - 13
Whatsapp - 16
YouTube - 18 (allowed with parental consent from age 13)
Musical.ly - 13
PE will be on a Monday and a Wednesday each week. Please make sure that you have your school PE kit and tracksuit bottoms/ jacket and trainers for the lessons that are outside.
Spellings will be set weekly to learn for the following Friday each week and there will be weekly Maths/English activities to complete on Education City.
Cross-curricular homework will be set at the beginning of each half term ( set Friday 15th September) and children will have an element of choice in the tasks that they complete. These tasks will be handed in on a fortnightly basis.
Grammar Glossary For Parents
– sentences where the subject of the sentence does the action of the verb
– a word that describes a noun (e.g. big house, wet day)
- where the adjective is moved from vefore to after the noun eg.
The golden crown becomes ... The crown that was a golden colour.
– a word that describes a verb, an adjective or other adverbs
– A word, or group of words that behaves like an adverb. It gives more information about a verb or clause (e.g. Later that day…)
– Words that mean the opposite (e.g. tall and short)
– Part of a sentence that contains a subject and verb
–A word that joins two clauses or sentences (e.g. and, but)
– A word that tells you if a noun is general or specific (e.g. the, a, an). They go in front of a noun.
- Goes at the start of a paragraph/sentence eg Two hours later,
Suddenly, Finally, The following week, etc. (
– A clause that makes sense on its own (e.g. I stayed inside because it was raining. I stayed inside is the main clause because it makes sense on its own)
– A verb that shows how likely something is (e.g. could, would, can, wouldn't, can't)
– A word that names something e.g. Tom, cat, London, cup)
– The part of the sentence that the action of the verb is being done to (e.g. Max kicked the ball. The ball is the object because it is what is being kicked)
– Sentences where the subject has something done to it (e.g. Mum read the book in one day – active. The book was read by Mum in one day –passive)
– A small part of a sentence, usually without a verb
– A pronoun which shows who owns something (e.g. mine, his)
– Letters that are put in front of a word to change its meaning (e.g. untie, disappear)
– A word that tells you how things are related (e.g. in, above, before)
- eg across teh raod, under the bridge, on the table.
– Words that can be used instead of nouns (e.g. I, you, she, it)
– A type of subordinate clause that tells you more about a noun. A relative clause often begins with a relative pronoun (e.g. He is the boy who likes rugby)
– a pronoun that indicates a relative clause (e.g. who, that, which)
– The person or thing doing the action of the verb
–A clause which doesn’t make sense on its own (e.g. While you were at school, I went shopping.)
– Letters that can be put at the end of a word to change its meaning (e.g. helpful)
– Words that mean the same (e.g. big and large)
– A doing word or a being word (e.g. run, skip, are, is)