Coppice Valley Primary School

Learners for Life

Willow Class Year  6

Welcome to Willow Class!

Welcome everyone to Class Willow! I am super excited to see where our learning journey this year will take us. Year 6 is such an exciting year and even with everything that is happening we will not let that impact on all our learning, growing and experiencing. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you and to having the best year in Coppice Valley.

If you have any questions or information you would like to share please feel free to email me (Miss Mogg) on willow@cvps.rklt.co.uk where I will respond as soon as possible. 

Below you will find a brief overview of our learning journey ahead for the next half term. 

Our new topic: The Victorians!

Over the course of the year we are going to become masters of the Victorian period. Not only will we know key facts but we will apply key facts and knowledge to life today in England. Through our topic we will focus on becoming Historians, Inquirers, Designers, Researchers, Analysts and Presenters. We will explore the powerful impact women had in the Victorian era, the class system, the industrial revolution, the British Empire and much more.

This half term we are focusing in on "what are the Victorians be remembered for?" where we will explore Queen Victoria, the class system, the church and the monarchy before moving on to inventions. 

Here are some of the key questions we will be exploring this half term:

Science- How does sound travel? How do we use electrical circuits in our day to day life?

Geography- How did the Industrial Revolution change Britain forever?

History- What will the Victorians be remembered for? Which Victorian inventions do we still use today?

Art and DT- How could we develop Victorian inventions further?

Computing- How can you create your own game?

Latin- Why is word order so important?

Reading

For our first term our main class read will be Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. This adventure narrative will send you through a range of emotions towards the different characters as you explore all the twists and plots. We will be exploring and inferring the meaning to very sophisticated vocabulary as well as becoming refined in pirate jargon! 

Alongside our class read, we will continue to explore a range of engaging texts in class from song lyrics to adverts. Together we will share the texts we love and ample of opportunity will be given for you to dive into a book of your own interest. In year 6 we will focus a lot on written comprehension and using our key VIPERS skills to help articulate our predictions, deductions and inferences. 

 

SPaG and Writing

From all our exciting new knowledge and our language and imagination gained from reading and learning, we will be composing character descriptions, non-fiction guides and biographies this half term. We will be focusing a lot on our SPaG and this half-term focusing on mastering our use of punctuation and how to use pronouns and expanded noun phrases to stop repetition.

As we know the purpose of all writing is to be read, so we will be doing lots of collaborative feedback and planning to support, develop and refine our writing. We will also be focusing on proof-reading and editing and really looking at the difference between the two. During our writing lessons we will focus on the following skills:

  • I can recognise main and subordinate clauses, and phrases, and can use them to construct sentences in different ways.
  • I can use a range of verb forms (including the perfect form) to develop meaning and maintain appropriate tense choice.
  • I can use model verbs or adverbs to show how possible something is.

Please find below documents outlining our knowledge to master this half term. 

 

Maths

This half term we will be exploring place value and the four operations (please read the below document for more details). We will be mastering formal written methods, exploring the order of operations and understanding the true value of millions. Alongside this we will be developing our reasoning and problem solving skills through daily challenges and oral presentations. 

We will be using our morning sessions to complete key arithmetic skills which will be needed for the SATs, where we will focus on speed and accuracy. We will also be continuing to practice all our times tables as these are a vital part of the Maths cycle. In Year 6 I do not expect you to just know 12 x 12 but to be able to use this number fact to recall 12 x 120, 1.2 x 12, 1.2 x 1.2 or 12 x 24- this is true mastery of the times tables. To support with this we will continue to use Times Table Rockstars.

PSHE

During PSHE sessions we will be covering the list below. If you or your child has anything else they would like us to discuss or explore, please get in contact with the class teacher.

 

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Differences

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me 

 

Units for E-Safety

Self Image and Identity

Online Reputation

Managing Online Information

Health Wellbeing and Lifestyle

Online Anti-bullying

Online Relationships

Key information

Below is some key information regarding the routines in Class Willow.

  • PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday this year so PE kits will be needed for both these days.
  • Please ensure all uniform is named and that your child has a coat with them when needed.
  • Please ensure your child has their own named water bottle in school as it is vital for development that children at the ages of 10-11 stay hydrated.
  • Drop off time in school is between 8:45-9:00 am where the children will start their morning Maths. 
  • Staggered collection at the end of the day from 3:15- 3:30. If you give your child permission to walk home by themselves then please have this handed to Mrs Meadus in written form.

Please find below key websites to support further learning and well being at home.

Yearly Overview

Willow Class Teaching Timetable

Wellbeing

Feeling nervous about secondary school is perfectly normal. But it's also really exciting!! 

Follow Alfie through a typical day of high school.

 

Useful websites

https://www.sats-papers.co.uk

https://www.spag.com/
Internet Safety

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr

Brush up on your typing skills!

Maths

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/shapes/read/1/ find out about shapes and their properties here.
http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/3d/index.htm  This is an excellent way to find out about 3d shapes.  You can look at the shape, find out about its properties and find out what the net looks like.
Learn about finding the perimeter and area of shapes.

Use this web site to practise looking at numbers when you multiply or divide by 10, 100, 1000.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=Subtractdifference

This is brilliant for understanding hopping between decimal numbers. You can see the hops and an explanation of the size of these hops too.

 http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/number-line-zoom.html

Use this to fully understand the order and size of numbers.

 http://www.visnos.com/demos/fraction-wall

Use this site to become more familiar with the size of fractions, and to find equivalents.

Excellent geography pages.

http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/

Complete this with your parents.  How many planets would we need if everyone in the world lived your lifestyle?