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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Year 6AH are taught by Mr Allan and Mrs Hare and 6G by Miss Gowers . They are supported by Chanpreet, Nicky and Elaine. The can be contacted via year6@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk

 Being in Year 6 is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Throughout the course of the year, you will see the children extending their knowledge, understanding and learning pathways through investigating, exploring, problem solving and persevering. Within a rich learning environment, the children will have the opportunity to flourish and make the very best of their final year at Earlsfield. In Year 6, the children generate, practise and assimilate skills that are needed in order to become independent and confident learners. Don’t forget that all children have access to Mathletics and we encourage them to use this frequently. Please let us know if you need a reminder of log-ins or passwords. We value your support enormously and we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

 Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our recent Meet The Teacher. If you weren't able to join us we hope you can take the opportunity to read the slides.

 

Key Learning

You can find out about our approach to all our subjects through the curriculum page but the headlines for the year  group are below.

Reading

Children can maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding by:

  • I can read age appropriate books that are structured in different ways and read for a range of purposes
  • I can increase my  familiarity with a wide range of books including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
  • I can identify and discuss themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing
  • I can learn a wide range of poetry by heart

Children can understand what they read by: 

  • I can identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • I can discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • I can participate in discussions about books building on my own and others' ideas and challenge views courteously and with clear reasoning
  • I can summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph
  • I can provide reasoned justifications for my views

Writing

 Writing

  • I can write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (eg. The use of the first person in a diary; direct address in instructions and persuasive writing)
  • I can describe settings, characters and atmosphere in narratives
  • I can integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action
  • I can select  vocabulary and grammatical structures that reflect what the writing requires eg. using contracted forms in dialogues in narratives, eg. using passive verbs to affect how information is presented, eg. using modal verbs to suggest degrees of possibility
  • I can use a range of devices to build cohesion (eg. conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, pronouns, synonyms) within and across paragraphs
  • I can use verb tenses consistently and correctly throughout my writing
  • I can use the range of punctuation taught at key stage 2 mostly correctly
  • I can use semi-colons, colons and dashes to mark the boundary between independent clauses [for example, It’s raining; I’m fed up] 
  • I can use a colon to introduce a list, semi-colons within lists and bullet points to list information 
  • I can use hyphens to avoid ambiguity [for example, man eating shark versus man-eating shark, or recover versus re-cover]
  • I can use inverted commas to indicate speech

Spelling

  • I can spell most words correctly from the year 5 and 6 list and use a dictionary to check the spelling of uncommon or more ambitious vocabulary

Handwriting

  • I can maintain legibility in joined handwriting when writing at speed

Greater depth (working above the expected national standard)

  • I can write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting the appropriate form and drawing independently on what I have read as models for my own writing (e.g. literary language, characterisation, structure)
  • I can distinguish between the language of speech and writing and choose the appropriate register (I can recognise that certain features of spoken language - e.g. contracted verb forms, other grammatical informality, colloquial expressions, long coordinated sentences - are less likely in writing and be able to select alternative vocabulary and grammar)
  • I can exercise an assured and conscious control over levels of formality, particularly through manipulating grammar and vocabulary to achieve this.
  • I can use the range of punctuation taught at key stage 2 correctly and, when necessary, use such punctuation precisely to enhance meaning and avoid ambiguity:e.g. semi-colons, dashes, colons, hyphens

Statutory spellings

 

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2

interfere

interrupt

language

leisure

lightning

marvellous

mischievous

muscle

necessary

Identity

develop

recommend

relevant

restaurant

signature

sincere

soldier

stomach

sufficient

suggest

twelfth

variety

vegetable

vehicle

yacht 

neighbour

nuisance

appreciate

accommodate

opportunity

parliament

persuade

physical

prejudice

privilege

profession

programme

pronunciation

queue

recognise

symbol

system

temperature

thorough

rhyme

rhythm

sacrifice

secretary

shoulder

average

community

immediate 

 

Maths

 In Maths we follow the White Rose Hub. You can find out more about White Rose through our dedicated maths page

Year 6 Maths Objectives

Science

Light

Topics

 Autumn: What impact do humans have on our rivers and oceans?

 

Homework

We set homework in Key Stage 2 in the following ways:

  • Spellings - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Guided Reading - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Literacy and Topic - Google Classroom
  • Talking Homework - Google Classroom
  • Maths - TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and Mathletics

Students without digital access will get paper copies (need to return book)

You can access our guide to google classrooms or if you have any technical or password issues please email techsupport@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk  

Days to remember

Day Activity
 Monday  Spelling test
 Tuesday  Homework handed in

Guided reading day

PE  - wear kit to school

Wednesday  
 Thursday  

Homework sent home

PE - wear kit to school

 Friday  
As frequently as possible but at least x times per week Reading, Time Tables Rockstars and/or Mathletics

 

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