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Maths Support

 

BODMAS

Factors and Multiples

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Tables and Basic Skills

 

English Support

 

Grammar

Subordinate Clauses

Expanded Noun Phrases

Passive Voice

Speech Punctuation

 

 

Classifying Critters - Science

English

In the next few weeks we will be looking at writing and making speeches. Check out some of the most famous speeches in history below...

President Barack Obama 'Yes we can'

Hillary Clinton womens rights are human rights

Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have A Dream Speech

President John F. Kennedy Inaugural Address "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You"

Battle of Britain - Winston Churchill Speeches

Churchill speech on Dunkirk "Fight them on the beaches"

The People Speak, Emily Blunt performance

The Gettysburg Address as Read by Actor

Scratch Games

 

In computing we are learning to code our games. Check out these instructions to learn how to code a game yourself...

New Year - Year 6

 

What a positive first week the children have made! I have been supremely impressed by their positive attitude and hard work. I have been struck by how mature many of the children have been. They are a credit to themselves, to you and I also very appreciative of the good job Mr Page did with them last year. There are a lot of new faces around as well this year. Mr Garlick is taking over from Miss Astley while she cares for her new baby. Mrs Filder is working in Year 4 and Year 5 and Year 6 have a new supporting teaching assistant in Mrs Rushmore. I previously worked with Mrs Rushmore in Bolton and can assure you she is an excellent teaching assistant and has worked in some difficult schools for a number of years. One of her previous roles was boosting Year 6 children in preparation for the SATs so she is well qualified to improve our class. Children will learn alongside Mrs Rushmore for a few weeks at a time and that is no reflection on the children. We will be selecting children with a range of abilities for boosting. It is important that every child has the best chance to pass their SATs test and higher ability children are given the opportunity to get the best grades possible.

Here are the topics for the coming term:

Maths: We will begin with place value – reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 100,000,000 (One hundred million). Clearly, we are working with big numbers here and children should be aware of the value of each digit. Then we are onto calculations using all four operations. Please consult the maths support pages on our website as teaching the children a strategy other than the one used in school can often cause problems. As well as ongoing lessons there will be key maths skills that need to be consolidated daily. These include multiplication tables, mental arithmetic and word problems. These will be developed every day in school and any extra learning that takes places out of school is so useful.

English - This term we begin with grammar. There is a grammar and spelling test in the SATs and it’s very important. The grammar test covers the entire primary syllabus from Year 2 to Year 6. As such, we will be fast-track revising the entire curriculum explaining the many official terms and practising the skills. It is important that children are well prepared for the test and also, utilise said skills in their independent writing. We will also look at a unit on speech writing. This will involve reading speeches from histories great orators and writing speeches of their own. We have an important purpose to this – the best speeches will form the basis of the children’s campaigns to be house captains.

Science

History / Geography

Art

D.T

Classifying Critters

Staying Alive (Being Healthy)

WWII and the Local Area (Cross Curricular Theme)

WWII and the Local Area (Cross Curricular Theme)

WWII and the Local Area (Cross Curricular Theme)

 

Computing

RE

PE

Coding (Making a game)

Desktop design (Inkscape)

Christianity

Invaders

Boot Camp

Healthy Bodies (Science Link)

 

In other information there will be a SATs meeting coming up soon, so keep open your eyes. PGL is at half-term. I will be unable to accompany the children as my wife is expecting and due the same week. Mr Garlick and Mr Page are going instead so at least there will be a friendly face. I will be running a booster group for SATs on Thursdays beginning shortly. Please again, keep eyes open for that.

If you wish to support your children at home then please help them with their homework, encourage them to read at home and check the blog and website to encourage digital learning.

Read every day!

Multiplication tables every day!

Year 6 is hard and there is a lot of work to do for SATs and to achieve well. With your help and support the children stand a much better chance of getting the outcomes they deserve!

Thank-you,

Mr Howarth (Year Six)

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