Year 6 2020 – 2021
Mr Moore
Year 6 Teacher

Spring 1

Welcome back, Year 6; I hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas period! During this half term, we will be learning about a range of different topics and subjects. This will include learning about predictions, expanded noun phrases, passive voice and semi-colons in English whilst reading ‘The Selfish Giant’ by Oscar Wilde. We will complete a narrative piece of writing towards the end of the half-term; we will also write a range of pieces that link to the book as we progress towards writing a narrative. In Maths, we will be continuing to learn about fractions, particularly focusing on multiplication and divison and fractions of a whole number. Once this has been covered, we will focus on decimals and percentages before learning about geometry and shape. 

In P.E., we will be learning gymnastics and tag rugby and this will continue to be taught on Monday afternoons. In Geography, we’ll be learning about Slavery and particularly Liverpool’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade. In Science, we will be learning about transportation of blood and its importance. In R.E., we will be learning about Islam and particularly journeys and pilgrimages, including Hajj. 

Welcome Meeting

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 and social distancing measures, we will not be holding our usual ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting. Alternatively, I have created a PowerPoint Presentation with all of the information on that would have been discussed as well as a voice-over from myself explaining some of the points. The link for this is here (please select start slideshow from beginning and it should start automatically going through the slides with a voice-over):

Parent’s Welcome Meeting – Year 6 – Mr Moore

If you have any questions then please, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Homework

Homework will be given to the pupils each Wednesday afternoon to be completed and handed in the on the following Wednesday morning. We will review the homework each Wednesday afternoon to ensure that any misconceptions and altered and corrected. This work will support your child’s learning in class and will help towards their SATs revision closer to May. 

Spellings

The half-termly spelling list will be given to your child to take home and their spellings will be practiced in school each Monday and Tuesday morning. They will then have their weekly spelling test on Friday morning – this will include three additional words which follow the same spelling rule as a challenge.

Key Links For Home Learning

Maths

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/maths 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 

English

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-grammar

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-reading-for-pleasure

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-spelling 

Foundation

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/geography

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/history

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/religious-education

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/science 

https://www.developingexperts.com/

SATs Information

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/a-guide-to-year-6-sats-for-parents-and-carers

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/key-stage-1-and-2-national-curriculum-tests-information-for-parents 

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/everything-parents-need-know-sats-guide/