Yellow 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Yellow Class. We are a Year 6 class and are taught by Mrs Bate, assisted by Mrs Chadwick and Mrs Inskip.
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Maths: At Weston we follow a mastery approach to teaching mathematics using the resource ‘Power Maths’ to support learning. In order for children to access age related objectives, each child will be taught maths with their year group only. All Year 6 children will be taught in Yellow class by Mrs Bate and Mrs Inskip. The maths focus will continue to be on children gaining confidence when explaining mathematical reasoning and applying their understanding of calculation to problem solving activities. Maths areas in focus this term include:
Place Value in Numbers to 10000000; identifying factors and prime numbers; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using formal and informal methods; comparing and ordering fractions; adding and subtracting fractions; finding equivalent fractions and decimals; coordinates; and translation.
Literacy: We will study the following texts:
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes; Eric by Shaun Tann; The Island by Armin Greder; War Horse by Michael Morpurgo; War Games by Michael Foreman; and online blogs and reports. We will use these texts to produce writing of our own and examine spelling and grammar.
History: World War II
The children will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved. In addition to this, they will discover all about evacuation; learn what it was like to live with food rationing and explore the contribution made by women to the war effort. Furthermore, they will learn important facts about the Holocaust and investigate events that were key turning points in the war, such as the Battle of Britain and the German invasion of Russia. Studying World War II will help children to develop their investigation and evaluation skills; learn to organise information chronologically and understand how past events have helped to shape the world we know today.
Geography: Amazing Americas
In this unit about the Amazing Americas, children will first find out about the continents of North and South America, and the countries that form them. They will also look in more detail at some of the contrasting regions of the Americas, finding out about the landscape, climate and locations of each area. Children will also develop their map and atlas skills and practise reading and writing coordinates.
Computing: Kodu Programming
Children will use Kodu, a simple visual programming language made specifically for creating games, to create instructions and game environments in a 3D scene editor.
We will create a documentary of our World War 2 work. The children will work through pre- and post-production stages, planning good-quality interviews for the documentary.
The children will learn about light, how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. They will know how light travels and how this enables us to see objects.
The children will learn to represent circuits using symbols in a diagram. They will learn about two of the most important scientific inventors in the field of electricity – Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla .
Art: Plants and Flowers
This unit will teaches how to use pencil, colour, Hapa Zome printing, sculpture and paper modelling to create quality art work that shows progression in their skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of India Flint, Alexander Calder, David Oliveira and Henri Rousseau.
D&T: Crumble Buggy
The children will use computer technology to design, build and program a moving programmable vehicle.
We will learn about the Qu’ran, Shahadah – the declaration of faith and the Oneness of Allah. We will also learn about the characteristics of Allah seen in art and architecture and about the messengers of Allah.
We will learn about diverse and varied expressions of worship: Music, songs, prayer, silence;, dance, drama and reflection.
The children will learn the songs Dancing in the Street and I’ll Be There and use tuned instruments to accompany the songs.
Homework will be set on a Friday and returned on a Wednesday. There will be Maths homework on My Maths as well as Times Table Rockstars. We will also be setting homework in Grammar and Punctuation workbooks. We expect the children to read at home at least 5 times per week and record this in their home/school diaries.
Indoor PE lessons, which include athletics, and multiskills will be delivered on a Monday. The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt. Outdoor lessons will take place on a Thursday and will include football and hockey. This is dependent upon weekly weather conditions. It is therefore important that in addition to school PE kit, the children have pumps or trainers and a track suit in school AT ALL TIMES so that they are prepared for an outdoor lesson.
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