Mrs S Fisher
Teacher
Mrs S Fisher
English Leader
Mrs L Culver
Teacher
Mrs L Culver
DHT, Maths Leader and DSL
Mrs J Prescott
Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Prescott

Year 6 Curriculum Projects

Year 6 Project - Blood Heart

This Year 6 project aims to teach the children about the human circulatory system and heart health, developing their knowledge about the workings of the heart and significant medical discoveries. To accompany this project there are a range of LTI (Love to Investigate) projects. 

Memorable Experience - Heart dissection

Innovate Challenge - Heart Charity fundraiser

Science - Circulatory system; Measuring heart rate; Lifestyle effects; Working Scientifically

Art and Design - Modelling and sculpture; Abstract art

Computing - Websites; Flow diagrams

Design and Technology - Tools and equipment; Recipes; Packaging; Working models

Science Investigations - How does blood flow? What's in blood? What can your heart rate tell you?

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Year 6 Key Information

 

 

In Year 6 PE lessons are timetabled for Wednesday and Thursday every week.

Spellings Tests will take place every Thursday.

Please find attached a copy of the PESE (Primary Education Secondary Education) Transfer presentation. This presentation was sent, via email, to all Year 5 parents in May 2020. As a school, we would have held a meeting to discuss the process with you but, as the school was only open to Key Workers, this was not possible. If you have any queries about the process please contact the school and we will be happy to help or direct you to Schools Admissions. 

 

For those parents who have applied, on behalf of their children, to take the Kent Test, the test date has been set for Thursday 15th October 2020.  

 

For information on Open Day Events please follow the links below

https://www.towers.kent.sch.uk/News/Year-6-Open-Events-2020/

https://www.maplesden.kent.sch.uk/

https://www.cornwallisacademy.com/

https://www.highworth.kent.sch.uk/175/welcome

https://homewood-school.co.uk/

https://www.opgs.org/

https://www.valleypark.viat.org.uk/2242/news/post/61/11-open-events

https://www.sstmaidstone.viat.org.uk/2244/announcements/announcement/49/announcement/?home=1

https://www.thenorthschool.org.uk/

https://www.invicta.viat.org.uk/2867/joining-invicta-in-september-2021

https://www.saa.woodard.co.uk/963/announcements/announcement/48/open-events-dates-and-virtual-tour-for-parents-of-year-6-pupils

https://www.ssscs.co.uk/open-events/

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English

Next week we will be;

  • continuing to use our retrieval of facts about the risks of smoking to draft and write our own anti-smoking adverts
  • evaluating our anti-smoking adverts

Maths

Next week we will be;

  • reviewing our understanding of multiplication of 3 digits by 2 digits
  • developing our ability to multiply 4 digits by 2 digits
  • applying our knowledge to problem solving questions

Additional Information

Quiz scores for completed reading books can be found in your child's reading record book.  

To support this term’s topic ‘Blood Heart’, we are reading ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman. The children are welcome to bring in their own copy of the text.

Next week the multiplication method we will focus on can be confusing for some children. We have found that using different coloured pens (e.g a four colour Bic pen) can prove helpful. If you are able to provide some coloured pens for your child this would be helpful because of the current COVID guidance on sharing equipment. Many thanks for your support. 

This week's homework is;

  • read for at least 10 minutes everyday. Reading record books should be used to record any reading. Reading books and reading record books MUST be in school everyday please.
  • practise spellings - these can be found in your child's homework diary and have been uploaded to Spelling Shed. https://www.spellingshed.com
  • Maths Whizz assessments have been reset for Year 6. Please feel free to log in and complete activities, (we recommend a minimum of 3 progressions), to help support your child's progress in class. This is an optional task at this time.