Mrs S Fisher
Teacher
Mrs S Fisher
English Lead
Mrs J Prescott
Teaching Assistant
Mrs J Prescott

Year 6 Curriculum Projects

Year 6 Project - Frozen Kingdoms

In the Frozen Kingdoms project, your child will learn about the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. They will learn about the similarities and differences between these two regions, including the climate, landscape and natural resources. They will learn how to use grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, contour lines and symbols to identify the geographical locations of the Arctic and Antarctic, and how these, along with the tilt of the Earth, affect day length and warmth. They will investigate polar oceans to learn how they differ from other oceans on Earth and how climate change increases Earth's temperature and leads to rising sea levels. They will learn about the indigenous people of the Arctic, including how their lives have changed over time, and about the positives and negatives of tourism in Antarctica. They will also learn about classifying animals, animal adaptations and evolution, and polar exploration and discovery.

Memorable Experience - Polar expedition

Innovate Challenge - Discovering the Artic

History - Polar exploration; Significant people - Robert Falcon Scott: Ernest Shackleton; Significant Events - Titanic

Geography -  Human geography; Cities of the UK

Science - Classifying living things; Classification keys; Adaptation; Investigations

Science Investigations - Can we slow cooking down? How do animals stay warm?

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Year 6 Key Information

 

 

In Year 6 PE lessons are timetabled for Monday (outdoor) and Tuesday (Charlton Athletic session) every week.

New Spellings will be allocated on a Friday and tested the following Thursday.

 

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English

Next week we will be;

  • Drafting sentences using narrative devices found in The Storm
  • Planning our own writing
  • Writing and editing our own version of The Storm

 

Maths

Next week we will be;

  • Converting fractions to decimals
  • Taking our Decimals end of unit assessment
  • Converting fractions to percentages

Additional Information

Now that the colder weather is upon us, PE kits should contain a hoody/zip up and tracksuit bottoms please.

For W/C 24th January:

  • Children should read for at least ten minutes every night and we ask that they read to an adult twice a week. Home reading should be recorded in their reading record books.
  • This week, the children have been set Task 2 from The Maths SATs Buster Booklet and Task 1 from the Reading SATs Buster booklets. The booklets need to be returned to school by Friday 28th January when we will go through the answers in class. 
  • To support our current learning in Maths, the children are also encouraged to practise their times table knowledge by visiting Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)
  • This week's spelling words have been loaded onto Ed Shed.

KENT TEST RESULTS:

If you registered online for your child to sit the Kent Test, results will be emailed to you after 4pm on 21st October 2021 (the delivery time will depend on your email service provider).

 

APPLICATIONS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL:

Applications for the secondary school intake of 2022 are now open and close on 1st November 2021.

To apply, please visit Parent Portal: Home (servelec-synergy.com)

 

Homewood School Open Events Update:

With the significant number of people that attend Homewood Open Evening, we have decided to cancel the event that was planned for 22nd September. The Open Evening has been replaced with a mixture of virtual and in person events on a smaller scale, allowing us to make sure all staff, students and visitors are as safe as possible. 

We highly recommend prospective parents/carers attend one of the Open Mornings to see Homewood in full flow. The tour of the school site and facilities (Wednesday October 13th) would be more appropriate for families already familiar with Homewood, who would like to orientate their child with the school site or cannot attend open mornings. Once you have registered, and just prior to the event we will send you some information regarding how the morning or afternoon will be organised. 

Parents/Carers can book for an event on our school website, there is a link to a google form.

A message from Hillview School:

We would appreciate it if you could organise to share this reminder to your Year 6 parents about the closing date for our Performing & Visual Arts Places for entry September 2022.  The deadline for receipt is 7 October 2021.  We have included a link to our Admissions page on our website for ease.

We would not wish for anyone to miss out on applying if they were considering doing so.

PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS PLACES
Hillview has a long-standing reputation for excellence in these areas, offering 10% of places to students with talents in Dance, Drama, Art or Music.  Applications for our Performing and Visual Arts places close on 7 October 2021.  Further information can be found here.  We ask that you please do not apply for these places if you live less than 6 miles distant to the school.  Students living further distant can apply for the aptitude testing to support their successful entry to Hillview School for Girls.

A message from Oakwood Park Grammar School:

Would you kindly email the attached flyers to your Year 6 Parents about Oakwood Park Grammar School’s Open Mornings. (See flyer opposite)

This is a change to our previous plans as we are not holding our Open Day on Saturday 9th October. Instead we have added another 2 Open Mornings, making 5 in total.

  • These events are now bookable through a link on the Oakwood Park Grammar School website, to restrict numbers in the school. https://www.opgs.org/open-mornings-2021/
  • These mornings are also only for Year 6 students plus 2 parents. 

The secondary admissions guide is available online at:-https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/125456/secondary-admissions-book-2022.pdf.pdf