English – biographies, legends, writing reviews, instructions, retrieving information from texts and summarising what has been read.
Maths – Decimals, Percentages, Measurement, Algebra, Ratio, Geometry and Statistics
Science – Evolution and Inheritance, Scientists and Inventors
Geography – North America.
History – Native Americans
Art/DT – Wigwams and Totem Poles, Bead work and Clay
RE – What can we learn from the Jewish way of life?
PE – Handball and Tennis
Music – Exploring lyrics and melody, exploring rhythm and pulse
We are the Wise Owls and are a class of Year 6 children. We have 19 pupils in our class and each one of us is very keen to work hard and be the best we can be. Our teacher is Mrs Weston and our teaching assistant is Mrs Brace, and together they work very hard to help us reach our full potential.
Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays and alternate Thursdays.
We expect the Home Learning Log to be completed and handed in every Monday.
Alongside this we have spellings to learn for every Tuesday and times tables to learn for every Monday.
If we ever need any help with our homework then we can always ask Mrs Weston or Mrs Brace back at school.
We have lots to look forward to this year and reading the following pages will help you to discover more about what we are learning.
Find below some links to websites which you might find useful to use at home.
If you have a child in year 6, you should be aware that applications for secondary school places for 2018/19 must be completed by 31st October 2017. A guide for parents on the application process can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website under Admissions or by clicking here.
Below is a list of open evenings that parents can go along to and look around the schools. We have also included hyperlinks to the respective school websites so you can explore further.
Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 5-8pm
Granville Sports College
Monday, 25th September 2017, 7-9pm
Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 5.30pm
William Allitt School
Tuesday, 3rd October 2017, 6pm
The Pingle Academy
Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 6.30pm
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic School
Thursday, 19th October 2017, 6.30-9pm
John Taylor High School
Areas of Learning
Real life maths/spending within a budget
Leisure and Entertainment in Britain throughout the 20th Century
Covering aspects such as:
Biology strand – Animals, including humans
Why is pilgrimage important to some religions?
Sewing – Seaside themed Victorian samplers
Joseph and his Technicolour Dream Coat
Week 1 – Look at Me
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to hear main word classes • to use gestures to show they understand
Week 2 – Happy birthday
to listen and respond to simple rhymes, songs and stories • to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to make indirect or direct contact with the country/countries where the language is spoken • to use actions and rhymes, and play games to aid memorisation
Week 3 – Party games
to make links between some phonemes, rhymes and spellings and read aloud familiar words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to recognise some familiar words in written form • to imitate pronunciation • to play games to help remember
Week 4- Come to my party
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Week 5 – Sports day
to recognise and respond to sound patterns and words • to perform simple communicative tasks using single words and short sentences • to hear main word classes • to engage in turn taking • to use a physical response
Week 6 – We are the champions
to perform simple communicative tasks using single words, phrases and short sentences • to experiment with the writing of simple words • to ask someone to clarify or repeat • to compare new words with known words in English or another language
Collecting, Analysing, Evaluating and Presenting Data
In this strand pupils will explore data in different contexts. They will use charting software and databases to collect and present their data to support other areas of the curriculum such as science, geography, maths D and T. They will use data loggers or Apps on tablets to capture data. They will be introduced to spreadsheets to solve specific problems. They will consider data in the wider context; what types of information are stored, how to keep data secure and private
- Begin to develop knowledge about how data is used in the world around them how/where it is collected. They will also consider issues such as accuracy, privacy and keeping data safe
- Use spreadsheets to develop an understanding of simple functions and create a simple budget. Use a variety of tools to collect data – Data loggers, weather stations, Apps on tablets, sport related tools
- Use the data collected to interpret, recognise patterns, describe events and answer questions
- Use databases to detect anomalies and inaccuracies and understand the need for accuracy when entering data
- Understand that personal data is collected by others for a variety of purposes – understand the consequences of losing data or incorrect data
- Use a spread sheet to write formulae to carry out calculations and use them to solve problems