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Y6D

Welcome to Year 6 at Holy Family.

This year, the staff in our year group are Mrs Young, Mrs Doherty and Ms Roper.

Please remember to follow all of our learning via our twitter accounts:

@Holyfamily_L86D and @HolyfamilyL8_6Y

 

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Come and See

This term our first topic is Witnesses.  Within this topic, we will know and understand: 

The courage to be a witness – Explore 

Pentecost: The Holy Spirit enables people to witness to the Easter message – Reveal 

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond 

 

Our second topic is Healing. Within this topic, we will know and understand: 

When people become sick and need care – Explore 

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick – Reveal 

Acquire the skills of assimilation, celebration and application of the above – Respond 

English

We will be using the novel-based approach to develop both our reading and writing skills. Our novel this term will be Slave Girl. We will also explore Henry’s Freedom Box . We will be building upon our understanding of how to apply VIPERS skills when we read texts so that we: understand vocabulary, can infer about what we read, can predict what might happen or what has happened before, explain what we have read, retrieve information and summarise texts. We will write diaries, recounts and produce a non-chronological repot on Slavery as well as writing poems linked to this topic area too.  

Don’t forget to work on your spellings using your Spelling Shed login!

Maths

In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of place value, calculation and fractions, decimals and percentages. 

We will also be learning about ratio and proportion, angles, co-ordinates, shapes and their properties and looking at statistics. 

Remember to login regularly to Maths Shed  and Times Tables Rockstars

History

In History, our topic is ‘Fight for Freedom’? 

Historical skills: 

Pupils will use their factual knowledge and understanding of the history of Britain and its involvement in The Transatlantic Slave Trade as well as the wider world to describe what happened in this period. They will examine and explain the reasons for, and results of, events and change. 

We will select, organise, and deploy relevant information to produce structured work, making appropriate use of dates and times to develop our understanding of chronology. 

Science

Evolution & Inheritance 

In Science we 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  
  • recognise that 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 

In order to do this, we will build on our previous knowledge of fossils from Year 3 and look at the work of the palaeontologist Mary Anning and the scientist Charles Darwin, reflecting on his theory of evolution. We will also carry out investigations as to how certain adaptations have enabled animals to survive in particular habitats.  

Computing

In computing, we will be creating a script and then animating a short film for Childnet. We will combine our writing skills with our animation skills.

Art/DT

In DT lessons, we will be looking at nutrition. We will evaluate some foods from different cultures, plan and cook a healthy meal based on our evaulations of different ingredients.  

PE

Year 6 children will be developing their cricket skills. They will be learn the skills needed to bat and field. 

Get Set For Life

The Get Set for Life topic this term is change. In Year 6,  children have the opportunity to identify, understand, explore and manage a range of feelings they may be experiencing in relation to secondary transfer. They have further opportunities to explore the links between feelings, thoughts and behaviour, and to consider their own needs, including the importance of belonging within a group.

Homework

Homework will be set three nights per week as follows: 

Monday – Spellings – due in on Friday (test day.)  

Spellings can be accessed via Spelling Shed. 

Wednesday – Maths – due in on Thursday 

Friday – English – due in on Monday 

 Where homework is not completed, there will be an expectation that it is completed during break/ lunchtimes. It is important that we work together to ensure that homework is completed and returned. All homework will be linked to recent learning and children should be able to complete it independently. Should your child encounter difficulties, please make a comment on the homework and return it to school on the due date. 

 Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is an expectation, regardless of the child’s reading ability. It is vital that the children are encouraged to do this in order to achieve the high expectations set for the end of Key Stage 2.

Reading daily for at least 15 minutes is an expectation, regardless of the child’s reading ability. It is vital that the children are encouraged to do this in order to achieve the high expectations set for the end of Key Stage 2. 

 

SATs dates

SATs will take place during the week commencing 9th May 2022. It is VITAL that your child is in school
on these dates.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s learning or welfare, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 6 team. We look forward to working with both the children and their
families this year.

Mrs Young, Mrs Doherty, Ms Roper.