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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 6 – The Ladybirds

Miss Lloyd (Class Teacher)

Mrs Scriven and Mrs Butler (TAs)

The Ladybirds are being taught in groups this year for English, guided reading and maths. The children have been told which groups they are in and who will be teaching them, these groups are fluid. The teaching team is made up of myself, Mrs Scriven and Mrs Butler. The aim of the smaller groupings is to ensure that the children have greater personalised attention and that the teachers will be better able to meet their specific needs.

Maths 

Please ensure your children are practising their times table target five times a week, as their times table recall will be vital this year.

Spellings

All children have been grouped into differentiated spelling groups, in order to meet their needs. Children will be given spellings each Friday and tested on the following Friday. They will be given a spelling homework sheet, which  needs to be completed daily and returned to their spelling teacher on a Friday morning.

Reading Books

All pupils will be given a school book to read, either from the reading scheme or class library. We ask the children to read at least five times a week and record their thoughts about the books they read. You can support the children by listening to them read and commenting in the journal but we are encouraging Year 6 pupils to do this for themselves. We aim to check  reading records and change books on a Monday, however this may overrun to Tuesday. Books must be in school every day.

Homework

Homework will be set every week. It is given out on a Friday and must be returned on a Friday. Each week the children will be set English and Maths homework. English homework will continue to be from their grammar book and Maths homework will be set on Mathletics or be from their maths book. The children have their own Mathletics log-on and most on the games are able to be accessed on an IPAD, as well as a computer. If your child doesn't have access to the internet,  there is a Mathletics club that runs every week during lunchtime so your child can complete their homework then.

P.E. and Forest Schools

P.E. will be taught on a Monday by the SuperStar. Full P.E. kits (white shorts, red t-shirts, daps) need to be in school every day, as occasionally we have extra sessions. If your child wears earrings they must be able to remove them for P.E. If they cannot remove their earrings please provide them with medical tape so they can cover them up. Forest School will now take place throughout the curriculum. Your child will be told when they need their kit as this will change on a weekly basis.

Creative Curriculum

Our topic this term is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ in which children will be learning all about World War Two. 

English

  • Narrative

             -  Room 4 1 more

         -  Holes by Louis Sacher            

  • Poetry

       -  Witches Chant (MacBeth)

       - What is the Pond Doing?

  • Non-fiction

              -  Recounts and journalism

              -  Discussion texts

 
 

Maths

  • x ÷ by 10, 100, 1000
  • +  -  x   ÷
  • Multi-step problems
  • Squares factors primes
  • 2d 3d shape / data handling
  • Fractions, decimals percentages
  • Converting units of measure
  • Area, perimeter and volume
  • Angles – measuring and calculating
  • 3d shapes
 
 

R.E

  • The Kingdom of God
  • Visualising the Kingdom of God
  • Understanding parables
  • Reflecting upon the miracles of Jesus
  • Justice
  • What is justice?
  • Speaking out against injustice
  • The life of Oscar Romero
  • The life of Martin Luther King
Advent

 

Computing

  • E – Safety

Keeping safe online

Protecting private information

Social media and digital footprint

  • Programming

using Scratch

cross-curricular theme

  • Internet research
  • Word processing text
  • Online Science games

 

 

Science

  • Forces
  • Air resistance
  • Magnets
  • Friction
  • Gravity
  • Weight and mass

History

  • Life in Britain during WWII
  • Life in Europe during WWII
  • Women and children during WWII
  • Food and rationing
  • Historical and biographical writing

Geography

Cross-curricular theme
  • Map work related to WW2
  • Allies and axis
  • Movement of troops
 

P.E.

  • Dance
  • SuperStars
 

Music

using Charanga

  • Living on a Prayer: rock music
  • Benjamin Britten: Gospel and Bangra music
Christmas production: exploring lyrics and melody

P.S.H.E.

through assemblies and Forest School

  • New beginnings
  • Getting on and falling out
 

Art

cross-curricular theme

  • Map work
  • Sketching
  • Portraits of Anne Frank
  • Doris Zinkison war art

D.T.

cross-curricular theme

  • Cooking rationing recipes
  • Christmas stockings
 

If you have any general questions or questions regarding the curriculum, please feel free to see any of us, either at the beginning or end of the school day.

Kind Regards,

Miss Lloyd