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Welcome to Owls (Year 6)


Class Teacher: Mrs Browning


Teaching Assistant: Mr Grant

School Games - Owls are learning to play Hockey this term.

Newly elected House Captains and Owls Class School Council Reps.

Welcome to Year 6. We hope that you have enjoyed the summer and that the children are feeling refreshed and ready to begin Term 1.

Term 1 September 2018 - General information

Topic Web Term 1 September 2018 - Re-use, Reduce, Recycle........ Scroll down for a more detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English.

               Topic Web Term 1 September 2018 -  Re-use, Reduce, Recycle........                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Scroll down for a more detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English. 1

A detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English for Term 1:


Week 1

Read, write and compare 6-digit numbers and know what each digit represents; read, write and compare 1-, 2- and 3-place decimal numbers; multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; round decimals to nearest tenth and whole number and place on a number line; convert decimals (up to 3 places) to fractions and vice-versa.

Week 2

Use mental addition strategies to solve additions including decimal numbers; use column addition to add 5-digit numbers, decimal numbers and amounts of money; solve problems involving number up to 3 decimal places, choose an appropriate method to solve decimal addition.

Week 3

Express missing number problems algebraically and find pairs of numbers that satisfy equations involving two unknowns; find missing lengths and angles; understand how brackets can be used in calculation problems; use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems using knowledge of the order of operations.

Week 4

Convert between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres, millimetres and centimetres, centimetres and metres, metres and kilometres, and miles and kilometres; revise reading the 24-hour clock and convert 12-hour times to 24-hour; read and write Roman numerals; find time intervals using the 24-hour clock.

Week 5

Use mental addition, column subtraction and Counting up to solve subtractions of amounts of money and word problems; use mathematical reasoning to investigate.

Week 6

Use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by numbers such as 4, 8, 5, 25, 19, 29 and 99; revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and use this to multiply amounts of money; solve word problems involving multiplication including two-step problems and finding change; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by teens numbers.

Week 7

Understand negative numbers; calculate small differences between negative numbers and negative and positive numbers; add and subtract negative numbers; compare fractions with unlike, but related, denominators; correctly use the terms fraction, denominator and numerator; understand what improper fractions and mixed numbers are and add fractions with the same denominator, writing the answer as a mixed number.


              We will begin with a non-fiction text relating to our topic: Re-use, Reduce, Recycle. We will then study a text as a starting point for our 'Talk for Writing' opportunity entitled: 'The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle'. We will finish Term 1 with a non-fiction text about a community in Paraguay, South America who made musical instruments to form a band and performed world-wide.  


   We will focus on the following National Curriculum objectives:

.  Write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows awareness of the reader.

.  Select vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what writing requires.

We will be identifying features of a persuasive text and will be using modal verbs appropriately in order to write our own House Captain speeches in preparation for the hustings.  We will also be creating our own information leaflets about pollution and caring for our environment.