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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 6 – The Ladybirds

Miss Lloyd (Class Teacher)

Mrs Scriven and Mrs Butler (TAs)

Maths 

Please ensure your children are practising their times table target five times a week, as their times table recall continues to be vital in most areas of Maths. 

Spellings

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

Reading Books

In preparation for our SATS, we ask the children to read at least five times a week and record their thoughts about the books they read.  It is vital for them to be reading regularly, in order to develop their vocabulary, comprehension and love of reading. 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 Friday. 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 every Monday.

Creative Curriculum

Our topic this term is ‘We’ll Meet Again’ in which children will be learning all about World War Two. Our homework project this term is based around WW2 Propaganda. 

English

  • Narrative

             -  Skellig

  • Non-fiction

              -  Persuasion

  • Book Week
  • Grammar sessions
  • Reading comprehension clinics
 

Maths

  • Area of a triangle and parallelogram
  • Co-ordinates in four quadrants
  • Translation, reflection and rotation
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Missing angles
  • Pie and line graphs
  • Formulae and algebra
  • BIDMAS

R.E

  • Jesus, the Bread of Life
  • The New Covenant
  • Passover
  • The Last Supper
  • Different parts of the Mass and the responses
  • Jesus, Son of God
  • Jesus’ miracles
  • Jesus’ trial
  • Jesus’ resurrection
 
The Stations of the Cross

Computing

  • E-safety revision

 

  • Information Handling
  • Excel
  • Line graphs

cross-curricular theme

  • Internet research
  • Word processing text
  • Online Science games

Science

  • Living things
  • Habitats
  • Life cycles
  • Fair testing and scientific writing

History

  • Women and children during WWII
  • Food and rationing
  • Historical and biographical writing
  • Evacuees 

Geography

Cross-curricular theme
  • Map work related to WW2
 

P.E.

  • Gym
  • Netball
 

Music

using Charanga

  • Fresh Prince of Bel Air
  • Jazz

P.S.H.E.

through assemblies and Forest School

  • Team work
  • Getting on and falling out

Art

cross-curricular theme

  • Sketching
  • Doris Zinkison war art

D.T.

cross-curricular theme

  • Cooking rationing recipes
 

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