Welcome to Year 6, Truth Class!
This year we have Mr Hallam and Mrs Kooner working together with Truth Class. We are very excited to be with Truth Class this year and are looking forward to creating many exciting learning opportunities.
This year is an exciting time for our children, as they will be reaching the end of their exciting journey at Akaal Primary School. There is so much to look forward to this year, including an exciting curriculum, new missions, topics and learning challenges!
The focus in maths in Year 6 is to ensure that children extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that children make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.
By the end of Year 6, children should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long division and multiplication, and in working with fractions, decimals, and percentages. They should be able to read, spell, and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly.
We are working very hard to consolidate our understanding in a range of different maths areas, based on the National Curriculum. We enjoy revisiting our learning in our ‘Can you still books’ and love challenging ourselves with different maths reasoning problems.
In English, we have been working hard writing diary entries, adventure stories and creating double page spreads. Double page spreads help us organise our ideas at the beginning of a new book. We then use these to form a draft, before creating a final piece. We are always aiming to improve our writing, and work very hard to edit and improve our work; making sure we have included different grammatical skills and tools. Currently, we are enjoying reading ‘Insignificant events in the life of a Cactus’. We will be writing our own mystery narrative about someone who has a special ability.
Our topic this term is called ‘Hold Tight Riders’. We use a themed learning approach and focus on one subject area in a week; this means we can cover a lot more learning in lots of depth. We are learning about theme parks and fairgrounds. We will be investigating the history of fairgrounds, taking part in debates, creating music for a ride, cooking fairground food and finally designing and creating our own rides.
Our Word Study sessions follow a four-part sequence:
Word Study is based on exploring the spelling patterns and meanings of words, and linking them to phonics. The children use the skills to describe words, spelling patterns and meanings; developing a knowledge of words and the way they work as they do so. It is exciting because it pulls together skills we know work in other learning environments, and develops opportunities for children to talk about words and language in meaningful contexts.
We use the skill of reading constantly, but we also have a weekly whole-class reading session on a Friday morning. Each week is based on one of the seven skills:
We discuss which skills we are focusing on and use a range of resources, such as pictures, videos, texts and ‘thunks’.
Our enrichment this year is ‘Find my Future which is taught by Mrs Rai. We have been learning about different careers and mindsets.
Carousel & PE
Our carousel time lets us learn different subjects throughout the week. During one week of the children will cover:
- Personal Development
IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group. The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills. Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.
BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2. Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English. Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online. Some aspects require a subscription.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.
Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.
A range of English games and activities.
Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.