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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6:
Warhol Class & Hockney Class


Ms Johnson is teaching Warhol this year and Ms Roberts is the class teacher in Hockney.

Welcome

Welcome to Year 6! We hope you find the information below useful as your child continues the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on a number of projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning.

PE

In Year 6, the PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days.

Trips

We will be going to Chessington World of Adventures on the 24th May 2018.  

Inspire Workshops

In Summer 2, the topic of the inspire workshop will be on how to help children learn at home. We would welcome parent involvement in this, and look forward to seeing you then.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

Our Power of Reading book this term is ‘The Garbage King’ by Elizabeth Laird. Laird was inspired to write the book after living and working in Ethiopia, where, in Addis Ababa, she saw children who, despite living on the streets, had inspiring abilities to cope with the difficult and often horrendous living conditions.

Choose another story that is set in a different culture.

Write a book review exploring the similarities and differences compared to our culture..

 As part of our IPC topic this term, ‘Out of Africa’, we will be exploring human evolution.

Research Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Present your findings in a poster - try to include pictures, diagrams and text boxes to help others to understand Darwin’s ideas.

Make a resource that will help you with an element of maths that you find difficult.

 

E.g. you could create your own version of the fraction, decimal and percentage washing line, an interactive multiplication square or a units of measure converting snap card game.

Practise it

Write it

Design it

Practise your mental methods for the four operations (partitioning, rounding, near doubles and related number facts) in every actions. e.g. while at the shops, timing events, timetables, adding numbers (bus numbers, playing cards).

 

Practise timetables especially your 7,8, 9, 11 and 12. Experiment with different ways to learn them, e.g. writing them out, songs on YouTube, reciting them aloud or asking someone to test you. 

 

Continue to practise your joined up handwriting.

Using the opening paragraph (attached) as the stimulus for a story. You will need to plan and write your story in detail.

 

Think carefully about how you are going use a variety of sentences, imaginative vocabulary and phrases, add interest for the audience and develop character, setting and plot.

 

Ensure that within your story you have shown that you are working towards your literacy targets.  

Use your imagination to design a set of instructions for creating your resource to help you in maths. You must give a detailed explanation for why it is useful and then write a clear and organised set of instructions for creating and using it.

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.

The homework will be due in on the second-to-last week of half term.


What are we learning?

In Literacy we will be reading ‘The Garbage King’ by Elizabeth Laird. Laird was inspired to write the book after living and working in Ethiopia, where, in Addis Ababa, she saw children who lived on the streets who had inspiring abilities to cope with difficult living conditions. The novel follows the story of Mamo, an orphan who is sold as a slave, and Dani, a rich boy who runs away from home to escape his father. 

In Maths, we will be covering a range of different topics (including rounding, shape, ratio and algebra) in preparation for the SATS.

Our Topic learning will be ‘Out of Africa’ this half-term. We will be exploring human evolution.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that their child is at school every day and on time. You can also help us by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 25 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own. It is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a ‘Mathletics’ login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to ‘Word mania’ which can be used regularly to help develop spelling and fluency.

With kind regards,

Ms Johnson and Ms Roberts