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Year 6

Meet the team

 

Curriculum Overview

Please click on the link to find our curriculum overview which shows all of the topics we cover throughout the year.

Meet the Parents

At the start of each academic year we hold a meet the parents session.  Click on the link below to view the PowerPoint which is shared.

English

During this half term we will focus on the following areas:

Fiction- action story based on the text 'cog-heart'
Non-fiction - non-chronological report based around the layers of the amazon rain forest.
Reading - discussion texts for and against deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, and other non-fiction based cross curricular reading linked to South America
Poetry based around South America and the rainforest.
Handwriting - developing consistent size and shape, and their own fluent joined style.
Spelling - securing common suffixes and prefixes, plus year 5&6 common exception words.

Maths

During this half term we will focus on the following areas:

Number

  • identify and position positive and negative numbers on a number line
  • compare negative numbers using < > e.g.  -6°C ¨ 4°C,  6°C ¨ -4°C, -6°C ¨ -4°C, -4°C ¨ -6°C  
  • order a set of positive and negative numbers in context e.g. Order the following places from coldest to warmest:  Russia 7°C,  Antarctic Peninsula -10oC, Canada -73.5°C, Greenland –64.9oC. How much colder is it in Greenland than Russia?
  • calculate intervals between positive and negative numbers by finding the difference What is the difference in temperature between the inside of a freezer at -18°C and outside the freezer at 15°C? The temperature inside an aeroplane is 19°C. The temperature outside the plane is -31°C.What is the difference in temperature?
  • solve problems involving negative numbers in different contexts e.g. The temperature in Ottawa dropped 6 degrees from 4°C. What is the new temperature? In one month, the temperature at the South Pole dropped from -28°C to -55°C. Work out the difference between the highest and lowest temperature. If the temperature rose by 8°C, what would the new temperature be?

Ratio and proportion

  • secure the knowledge that a percentage is a way of expressing a fraction as parts of a hundred, that per cent means in each hundred
  • know that 10% can be found by dividing the amount by 10, that 1% can be found by dividing by 100
  • investigate making different percentages of amounts using known and related facts.
  • explain how to find a percentage of an amount mentally e.g. 17% of 200
  • calculate percentages that go beyond multiples of 10 e.g. 15% of 120g, 85% of 4m, 11% of £34, 99% of £15 Would you rather have 22% of £56 or 15% of £70? A school party of 50 is at the Tower of London. 52% are girls. 10% are adults. How many are boys?  A football team played 15 games. They won 60%. How many games did they lose?  Amy scored 60 out of 80. Kim scored 148 out of 200. Who did better: Amy or Kim?  A coat costs £35. It has a 10% discount in a sale. What is its sale price?  10 red sweets are 25% of the total in a jar. How many sweets altogether are in the jar?
  • solve missing number problems e.g. 20% of ¨ = 12m, ¨% of 70 = 21
  • write a number as a percentage of another e.g. There are 10 boys and 15 girls in the class, what percentage are girls? What  percentage of £2 is 35p, of 5kg is 200g?  What percentage of the large shape is the smaller shape?
  • solve problems involving percentages e.g. A radio normally costs £50 but has £10 off in the sale. Headphones normally cost £20 but they have £5 off in the sale.  Which is the biggest percentage discount?
  • link percentages to pie charts in Statistics e.g. 20% of 360°

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • use brackets to explore the order of operations using acronyms such as BODMAS to support (brackets first then ÷ x + -) e.g. (34 – 18) x 4  brackets then multiply
  • carry out calculations involving the four operations using knowledge of the order of operations e.g.        (4 x 9) + ¨ = 41 using the digits 2, 4, 5, 7 and 9 make each of the following number: 41, 59, 93, 87 and 160
  • estimate to check answers to calculations to determine levels of accuracy
  • divide three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers using the formal written method of long division, expressing remainders as whole numberse.g. 999 ÷ 18
  • secure long multiplication of three-digit numbers by a two-digit number, using the formal written method of long multiplication e.g. 467 x 28
  • long multiplication of four-digit numbers by a two-digit number, using the formal written method of long multiplication e.g. 2547 x 36
  • solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Geometry – properties of shape

  • identify and explain the circumference, diameter and radius of a circle
  • know that the diameter (d) of a circle is twice its radius (r) and can be written as d=2r e.g. What is the radius of a circle with a diameter of 23cm?  If I halve the radius of a circle, what will happen to its diameter?
  • construct a circle with given dimensions using a compass and a rule e.g. Draw a circle that has a radius of 4cm. Draw a circle with a diameter of 7cm.
  • identify angles on a straight line and know that angles on a straight line total 180°
  • identify when angles meet at a point and know that angles at a point total 360°
  • know that when two straight lines cross they produce vertically opposite angles e.g. Measure and explain the relationship between the angles when two straight lines cross
  • find unknown angles

School Council

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School Trips

This area is dedicated to information and photos from any trips throughout the year.