Welcome to Owls (Year 6)
Class Teacher: Mrs Browning
Teaching Assistant: Mr Grant
PE - This term we are doing Athletics on Monday afternoons and we will take part in some Yoga (alternate Thursday afternoons).
Term 6 Science - We have enjoyed investigating light and presenting our investigations to the class.
Our visit to Winchester Science Centre - Friday 17th May 2019
29th April: We were really excited to try out the new Outdoor Gym equipment during our Games lesson today.
Scroll down to the beginning of each term for a copy of the termly topic web and a detailed overview of our learning objectives in Maths and English.
Our learning for Term 5 in detail.
Week 1 Revision of fractions, decimals and percentages.
Revise equivalence simplifying fractions and changing improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa; revise adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, including those which give answers greater than 1; revise multiplying pairs of fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers; solving problems involving ratios; read intermediate points off scales. Revise finding percentages of numbers, converting fractions, decimals and percentages and making comparisons using percentages.
Week 2 SATs Practise papers
Work through the test papers and then mark together, addressing misconceptions and identifying areas for additional coaching and revision.
Week 3 One to one and small group coaching
Use mathematical reasoning to investigate and solve problems, and to estimate and predict; solve problems using doubling, solve calculations with enormous numbers. Revise scaling, using mental strategies for multiplying and dividing; revise solving problems involving rate; revise multiplying pairs of 2-digit numbers and finding factors of 2-digit numbers; multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers including decimals by whole 1-digit numbers and solve word problems involving multiplication of money and measures; use a systematic approach to solve problems involving multiplication and division, including long multiplication of 3-digit and 4-digit numbers and decimals.
Week 4 SATs Week
Solve mathematical puzzles and two-step problems involving the four mathematical operations.
We will be focusing our reading on poetry and will write poetry inspired by ‘Monet’s Garden’. Children will continue to work within small Guided Reading groups and will be actively involved in whole class comprehension. Children will identify features of poetry and they will discuss texts at word and sentence level.
Children will be writing a recount of ‘Alma’ – a fictional text; and will be writing their our own fictional stories based on ‘Alma’. Children will write poetry inspired by Monet’s Garden.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
We are working daily on the Y6 spelling list and continue to revise the Y6 GPS programme of study. Whilst writing our fictional stories, we will focus on using a range of punctuation and sentence structure.
Owls have made lots of progress in tennis over this term and have been demonstrating their skills.
We have begun work on our Neolithic settlement!
PE Term 4 - Tennis (Week 4) This week we have been practising ball skills (serving and catching) and learning to volley.
Term 4 Music - Clarinet lessons with Miss Ridley
PE Term 4 - Tennis - Owls are enjoying their Tennis lessons. We have been practising the forearm and backhand.
World Book Day 2019 - In Owls class today, we have been showing off our book character costumes and sharing favourite books. We also enjoyed a game of 'Book Bingo' !
Term 4 - February 2019
Owls Topic Web Term 4 - February 2019
A detailed overview of our learning in Term 4:
Week 1: We will investigate 2D shapes; particularly quadrilaterals, in relation to their diagonals and interior angles; circles are also taught, along with relevant terminology.
Week 2: Focusing on solving addition and subtraction problems involving money and decimals.
Week 3: Data representation and manipulation, including line graphs, pie charts and the use and calculation of averages.
Week 4: Position on a 4-quadrant coordinate grid, with polygons being plotted, translated and reflected; the week concludes with angle theorems.
Week 5: The use of written algorithms in multiplying and dividing large numbers; both long and short versions of these methods are taught. Generalisations and simple formula, including to find the nth term in a sequence; then moves on to ratio.
Week 6: Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.
Reading: We will focus on the following National Curriculum objectives:
Read age- appropriate books with fluency and confidence.
Retrieve information from non-fiction texts.
Make comparisons within and across books .
Writing: 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.
Use a range of punctuation taught at KS2.
Exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, through manipulating grammar and vocabulary.
Visit to Stonehenge Wednesday 13th February 2019 - Today we rounded off our topic 'Stone Age to Iron Age' by visiting Stonehenge. We learned lots more about the construction of Stonehenge and were able to see lots of interesting artefacts which help us to understand how people lived during this time. We were able to go inside the round-houses and, of course, walked around the stones .
Online Safety Workshops February 2019
Owls have all taken part in two Online Safety workshops where they learned how to use social media responsibly and to communicate safely. We enjoyed our role play activities and discussed how to act responsibly in different situations.
We have all enjoyed taking turns to run the Raffle and Cake stalls at our Christmas Fair today (19th December).
Owls Topic-web Term 3 January 2019
A detailed overview of our learning in Term 3 for Maths and English
Week 1: Read and write numbers with up to 7-digits, understanding what each digit represents; work systematically to find out how many numbers round to 5000000; solve subtraction of 5- and 6-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition).
Week 2: Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; compare and order numbers with up to three decimal places; know common fraction / decimal equivalents; multiply pairs of unit fractions and multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions.
Week 3: Use partitioning to mentally multiply 2-digit numbers with one decimal place by whole 1-digit numbers; multiply numbers with two decimal places; use short multiplication to multiply amounts of money; use estimation to check answers to calculations; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30.
Week 4: Name, classify and identify properties of quadrilaterals; explore how diagonal lines can bisect quadrilaterals; understand what an angle is and that it is measured in degrees; know what the angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons add to and use these facts and mathematical reasoning to calculate missing angles; recognise and identify the properties of circles and name their parts; draw circles using pairs of compasses; draw polygons using a ruler and a protractor.
Week 5: Add and subtract numbers using mental strategies; solve addition of 4- to 7-digit numbers using written column addition; identify patterns in the number of steps required to generate palindromic numbers; solve subtraction of 5-, 6- and 7-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition); solve additions and subtractions choosing mental strategies or written procedures as appropriate; read, understand and solve word problems.
Week 6: Identity common factors and common multiples; understand that a prime number has exactly two factors and find prime numbers less than 100; understand what a composite (non-prime) number is; use long division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, giving remainders as a fraction, simplifying where possible.
Reading: Work out the meaning of words from the context; explain and discuss understating, drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence. Predict what might happen from details stated and summarise main ideas. Identify key details and use quotations for illustrations. Evaluate how authors use language; including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.
- Start to use vocabulary and structures for informal and formal speech. Use the passive form to affect the presentation of the sentence. Show knowledge of terminology: Subject, object, passive, synonym, antonym, ellipsis, hyphen, colon, semi-colon, bullet points. Use the semi-colon, colon and dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses and use a colon to introduce a list. List information using bullet points and use semi-colons within lists. Note and develop initial ideas using research and reading and select appropriate form for writing. In narrative writing, base writing on what has been read. Describe settings, characters and atmosphere using a range of vocabulary, structure and grammar. Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance action of narrative writing. Link ideas across paragraphs using a range of cohesive devises. Change vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning. Edit for use of consistent and correct tense/subject and verb agreement throughout pieces of writing, Practise proof-reading for spelling and punctuation errors.
Spelling: Use a dictionary and thesaurus when writing independently to check spellings and meanings of words. Practise spelling Y5/6 words, discuss the morphology and etymology of words and spell a wide range of homophones.
16th November 2018 Remembrance Exhibition - Owls have really enjoyed learning about WW1 and have worked really hard to put our class display together. We had an enjoyable afternoon taking turns to present our class display to visitors in the dining hall.
13th November 2018 - Maths: This week we have been learning about properties of 3d shapes and have been making our own nets to create 3d shapes. We have illustrated our shapes to reflect our current Topic: Remembrance.
Can you identify these 3d shapes?
1. I have one curved face and two circular faces. I have two edges and no vertices. Who am I?
2. I have four triangular faces, four vertices and six edges.
Who am I?
Owls Topic web - Term 2: November 2018 to December 2018
Scroll down for a detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English for Term 2.
Our Learning in Term 2
A detailed overview of our Learning in Maths:
Week 1 Calculate the perimeter, area and volume of shapes, and know their units of measurement; understand that shapes can have the same perimeters but different areas and vice versa; calculate the area of a triangle using the formula A = 1/2 b × h ; find the area of parallelograms using the formula A = b × h ; name and describe properties of 3D shapes; systematically find and compare nets for different 3D shapes.
Week 2 Use mental strategies to divide by 2, 4, 8, 5, 20 and 25; find non-unit fractions of amounts; use short division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder; express a remainder as a fraction, simplifying where possible.
Week 3 Add and subtract unit fractions with different denominators including mixed numbers; use mental strategies to find simple percentages of amounts, including money.
Week 4 Multiply fractions less than 1 by whole numbers, converting improper fractions to whole numbers; use commutativity to efficiently multiply fractions by whole numbers; divide unit and non-unit fractions by whole numbers; solve word problems involving fractions.
Week 5 Revision of Term 1 objectives.
Week 6 Revision of Term 1 and 2 objectives.
Week 7 Revision of Term 2 objectives.
We will be reading a range of text types, including fiction and non-fiction; and we will create our own poetry based on World War One. We will learn to write a narrative using ‘flash-backs’ to create atmosphere.
We will focus on the following National Curriculum objectives:
Show knowledge of terminology, subject, object, active, passive, synonym, antonym, ellipsis, hyphen, colon, semi-colon, bullet points.
Identify audience for and purpose of writing in any given situation and with confidence.
Select appropriate form for writing, confidently and independently.
Note and develop initial ideas using research and reading where necessary, confidently and independently.
Describe settings, characters and atmosphere using range of vocabulary, structure and grammar for Y6 – independently.
Link ideas across paragraphs using wider range of cohesive devices e.g. repetition of a word or phrase.
Use wider range of layout devices to add to headings and sub-headings such as columns; bullets or tables.
Change vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning – in groups/pairs/independently.
Demonstrate confidence in editing for use of consistent and correct use of tense throughout pieces of writing – across a range of contexts.
Edit for correct subject and verb agreement when using singular and plural confidently and in a range of contexts.
Distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choose the appropriate register.
Practise proof-reading (linked to learning focus) for spelling and punctuation errors.
Demonstrating confidence in performing their own compositions and recognise the need to use appropriate intonation, volume and movement so that meaning is clear.
Practise spelling words from the Y5/Y6 statutory word list, with increased independence.
Use dictionary to check the spelling and meaning of words, independently and with confidence.
Use the dictionary to check spellings of words using the first three or four letters, independently and with confidence.
Use a thesaurus when writing independently.
Write legibly and fluently across all subjects.
Form letters correctly and appropriate joining of letters across all writing.
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.
A detailed overview of our learning in Maths and English for Term 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.
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.
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.
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.
Use mental addition, column subtraction and Counting up to solve subtractions of amounts of money and word problems; use mathematical reasoning to investigate.
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.
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.