Our Maths lessons incorporate the four 'big ideas' of Maths - fluency, variation, mathematical thinking and different representations and structures. By showing the children a variety of ways that problems and questions can be presented, this equips them with the tools they need to find solutions.
Each Maths lesson begins with a Fluency Five session - 5 questions based around the current focus in lessons or 5 arithmetic style questions to revise for their end of year SATs. The children are offered the opportunity to experiment and conjecture theories within what we are learning. This can be a statement that can be proved always, sometimes or never true or leading them to find a generalisation. For example, one of the generalisations we have found this year is that the difference between each subsequent square number is the odd numbers going up in order.
Within this, we are building coherence between all that we do in Maths to best prepare our children for their transition into secondary school.
In Year 6, we expect the children to read a minimum of 60 pages per week. The diaries are checked by Mr. Collinge and Mrs. Garland on a weekly basis to monitor reading. Please ensure that if you read with your child you sign the diary to say you have done so.
We use the AR (Accelerated Reader) scheme to allow the children to quiz their books after reading. These quizzes showcase their understanding and help us to ensure the children are reading an appropriate level book.
Spellings are sent home weekly and are tested on Fridays. The children are given the opportunity to practise their spellings every morning during registration as well as timetabled time during the week.
Science - evolution, inheritance and adaptation/light
History - Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th century/Charles Darwin (historical figure)
Geography - longitude and latitude, the Galapagos Islands
Art - Photography/Chiaroscuro
DT - food technology/automata toys
RE - the creation story/believing in God
Science - electricity/the human circulatory system
History - Ancient Egypt
Geography - natural disasters
Art - Stephanie Peters/Art and Design Skills
DT - textiles/steady hand games
RE - Hinduism/what did Jesus do to save people?
Science - classification
History - World War II
Geography - rivers
Art - Propaganda posters/still life
DT - rollercoasters/online 3D modelling
RE - What kind of a king was Jesus?/Keeping faith in challenging times