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2020-21 Year 6 Learning

Here, you will find out about all our magnificent learning and educational escapades that we encounter this year! 

There are also some handy documents for you to view to give you a little more detail on our termly and yearly plans.

Term 1

 

 We have had a great start to Year 6 and your children have returned to school settled and ready to learn.  They are all ready for their final year at school and excited by the new topics in Year 6.

This term, our topic will be 'Our Island's Coasts', learning about the physical geography we see on the shores of the British Isles. The topic will also link nicely to art, writing and also our science learning, where will be learning about evolution and inheritance.

 

Our author of the term will be William Shakespeare! We will read abridged children's versions of his stories and consider some of the themes within them. Alongside reading these as a class, we will also be encouraging Year 6 to develop their own independent reading and helping them to find books, newspapers, comics, graphic novels, poetry, works of fiction and non-fiction that they enjoy. Helping to support reading at home does have a huge benefit to children - in developing both their academic and social-emotional confidence. 

 

Our maths learning will focus on place value and understanding our number system (to three decimal places and up to ten million). We will also be working on our mental and written addition and subtraction methods.

 

If there are any questions or concerns that you or your child may have, please let us know, perhaps sending a note in with your child or calling the office if you don't see us at drop-off or pick-up time. We really want all of the children to thrive in Year 6 and quickly settle into positive routines so please don't hesitate to come and talk to us!

 

 

Here's to a great year together!

 

Click to see this term's newsletter; click to see our termly overview.

 

(Below is a list of websites and online resources that we have shared with previous year groups for families wishing to provide extra support and practice at home in the lead up to the End of Key Stage 2 SATs - and there may also be other resources that you have used at home during lockdown that your children enjoyed.)

 

Useful web links for Year 6 learning and revision:

 

SATs practice papers

 

Access to previous SATs papers (reading, SPAG and maths):

http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5

 

 SATs-style maths practice papers:

 https://www.emaths.co.uk/index.php/student-resources/past-papers/ks2-sat-2016-practice-papers 

 https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/ks2-revision/key-stage-2-sat-maths/

 

 

 English/SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

 

National Curriculum definitions of grammatical terms which will appear in homework and class learning:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335190/English_Appendix_2_-_Vocabulary_grammar_and_punctuation.pdf

 

National Curriculum spelling patterns and statutory words lists (giving examples of spelling patterns we will teach and the type of words the SATs will test):

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf 

 

Summaries, examples and teaching videos of key grammatical terms:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

 

Selection of games for revision:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

 

 

Maths

 

Summaries, examples and teaching videos of mathematical terms:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39

 

Wide range of resources – from games to teaching aids and tests:

https://mathsframe.co.uk/

https://www.math-salamanders.com/free-kids-math-games.html

 

Maths arithmetic practice:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

 

Small range of memory matching games:

https://claritymaths.uk/games/index.html

 

Really good web site (with lots of visual aids to help understand tricky concepts); it is American but, while not a direct match to the National Curriculum for Year 6, the ‘Grade 5’ learning and games would be a match for age – and you could always look at ‘Grade 4’ or 'Grade 6' to support/stretch as appropriate:

https://www.mathplayground.com/

 

Web site designed more for teachers, and includes lots of concepts aimed at secondary-age learning. However, there are some useful tools which show models and images that might help your child’s understanding if something is proving tricky to understand:

https://mathsbot.com/

Contact Us

(0117) 377 3087

whitehallp@bristol-schools.uk

Whitehall Primary School

Johnsons Lane, Bristol, Avon BS5 9AZ