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Welcome to Year 6 BK

 

Welcome to 6 BK! We are looking forward to an exciting year together!

 

Mrs Kingston teaches us, alongside Mrs Millhouse who is the lead for Science and Maths. Miss Whelan will be teaching us on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.  Mrs Saunders will be our teaching assistant, who will work with all children in the class.   Mr Partridge will teach PE on a Friday afternoon.

 

 

Our class rules:

  • Learn, learn, learn
  • Capitalise on your mistakes and confront the gaps in your learning
  • Value mistakes! It Means I Start To Acquire Knowledge Experience/ attitude, Skills… so I can move my learning forward     
  • Always work hard, effort is key
  • Treat others with the respect like you would like to be treated

 

Home Learning 

In Year 6 we see home as an extension of the classroom, where learning continues to blossom, develop and challenge.  In order for this to happen, children will be set spellings on a Monday and which will be assessed the following Monday.

Maths homework will be given on a weekly basis on a Monday should be returned completed on Monday.

 

PE

Indoor PE will be on Friday afternoon.  – so please ensure your child has the correct indoor PE kit: White t-shirt and black/ navy shorts.   Children will be barefoot for these sessions, however, should your child have a verucca – please provide a protective rubber sock (that you can use for swimming.)   Earrings/ jewellery should not be worn this day.

Year 6 will also be enjoying outdoor sessions with Mr Partridge on Friday afternoons.   They will need their white t-shirt, back/ navy shorts or joggers and trainers. Again, no jewellery should be worn on Fridays. 

 

Learning in Maths, Read and Writing

 In maths we will be primarily focusing on number, place value and calculations. Here are the end of Year 6 expectations we are working towards.

Number - number and place value

  • read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
  • round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy
  • use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across 0
  • solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above

Number - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context
  • divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit number using the formal written method of short division where appropriate, interpreting remainders according to the context
  • perform mental calculations, including with mixed operations and large numbers
  • identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
  • use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations
  • solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy

 

Reading

You can maintain positive attitudes to reading and an understanding of what your child  reads by:

  • continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
  • increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
  • recommending books that they have read to their peers, giving reasons for their choices
  • identifying and discussing themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing
  • making comparisons within and across books
  • learning a wider range of poetry by heart
  • preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience

You can understand what your child has read by:

  • checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
  • asking questions to improve their understanding
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
  • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
  • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary
  • provide reasoned justifications for their views

Please remember these are end of Year 6 expectations. 

 

Writing

You can support your child’s writing at home by following the process we follow in school.

Plan their writing by:

  • identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own
  • noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary  in writing narratives, considering how authors have developed characters and settings in what pupils have read, listened to or seen performed

Draft and write by:

  • selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning
  • in narratives, describing settings, characters and atmosphere and integrating dialogue to convey character and advance the action
  • précising longer passages
  • using a wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs  using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader [for example, headings, bullet points, underlining]

Evaluate and edit by:

  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing
  • proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning
  • ensuring the consistent and correct use of tense throughout a piece of writing
  • ensuring correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural, distinguishing between the language of speech and writing and choosing the appropriate register
  • proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors

 

Please remember these are end of Year 6 expectations.