Year 6 - Mr D Miree
Summer 1 Overview
Welcome back and I hope you have had a wonderful Easter Break. This half term is very short (4 weeks1) and during this time your child will be heavily involved with Sat revision. So please help your child as much as you can.
The children will continue to read ‘Monster Calls’ and will learn how to hook the reader through a variety of descriptive sentences. As well as developing our story writing skills, we will also write instructions on how to create delicious Ghost Story too. Also during this term we will be focusing on reading by predicting and making inferences on the basis of what has been read, identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books, discuss words & phrases which interest the reader, explain the meaning of words in context and ask questions to improve our understanding of text. We will be revising our grammar skills by using commas to clarify meaning, using brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis, using dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses, recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing revisiting the use of modal verbs.
In science we will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance. Children will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago, living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents, identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. Pupils plant and animal adaptation and natural selection as well as an introduction to offspring and inheritance.
The children will further revise many key skills and concepts in preparation for SATS, including fractions, decimals and percentages and mean. They will continue to practice using all 4 operations and applying this in problem solving situations. They will learn about Algebra, ratio and proportion and how to construct and interpret line graphs too. We will also re-cap on previous topics as well.
We will be discussing relationships, Children will have opportunities to think about themselves, learn from experience and recognise what they are good at, why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules. We will recap Internet Safety and how our actions affect themselves and others, to care about other people’s feelings and try to see things from their point of view.
We will be combining our Art and computing skills by producing a short Animation film based around our Monster Calls topic. Your child will have opportunities to: Locate advice for creating stop motion animations from the web; create a small A6 publication containing a checklist of 10 tips for creating stop motion animation; apply DTP skills – combine square bullets, border, image; acknowledge sources of information. I cannot wait to see their results.
Please note that Physical Education for this half term will be on Wednesday so please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit available.
Homework will be given out every Friday and your child will be expected to hand their completed homework task back in first thing Monday morning. Please support your child by encouraging them to complete their independent learning task on time.
How can you help for SAT’s ?
Please remember that the preparation for SAT’s is a stressful time of the year for your child, so if you need, please do not hesitate to come in for a chat.
I hope you have found this information useful and that you can find ways to support your child’s learning.