Welcome to Year 6
Maths - Calculation Policy
Below you can find Year 6's key instant recall facts, known as KIRF, for maths. These are facts that should be practised as often as possible so that children become fluent, confident and can recall these facts instantly to apply them to mathematical learning accurately.
In Year 6, we will be developing our disciplinary knowledge (skills). Using 4 and 6 figure grid references to locate and identify physical and human features on a variety of maps: ordnance survey maps, atlases, digital maps and historical maps.
This term we will be learning to investigate and interpret the past, seeking out and analysing different sources of evidence to build a picture of some major events in history.
Biology - We are beginning to investigate, understand and know more about evolution and inheritance and the adaptations that plants and animals have gone through to survive in their environment. We will be taking part in workshops at the Tropical Butterfly House to support our learning.
We have been developing our disciplinary knowledge (skills) in games. In the Summer term, we are using our skills in cricket. We are also learning to use different throwing techniques, catching and intercepting the ball, working collaboratively, bowling and batting. We will be having weekly sessions with a Sheffield United coach around small games to develop teamwork and leadership skills and develop a number of track and field skills ready for our competitive sports day.
Our P.E. days are Monday and Tuesday - please ensure full P.E. kits are in school.
Homework is set on a Friday and is to be completed by Wednesday. We will go through the homework in class to address any misconceptions and understanding. Homework activities may be set on PurpleMash.
As usual, I will be available through Tuesday break if your child has any questions or just needs a bit of support before the hand-in day. This means they need to have had a good try at it before Tuesday morning.
Spellings will be given on weekly basis, given Wednesday and tested on Wednesday. These will be in their Spelling Log and on Spelling Shed (electronic games) and will consist of 10 spellings (to
Reading - No matter what age, children love to read and be read to. Please help s to foster that love of reading and listen to your child read aloud, model reading aloud yourself, and share books with them. Please try to do this as much as possible; ideally every day but keep it short and sweet. Complete the new home/school record and return daily.