St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Lidgett Lane, Dinnington, Sheffield, S25 2QD

Year Six

In Year six our novel this term is Warhorse by Michael Morpugo and then Holes by Louis Sachar. Children will be writing creative pieces of writing that cover many genres.  The children will be challenged to choose ambitious vocabulary and grammatical features to ensure their writing is exciting, creative and suited for purpose.

Maths this term will start with percentages and statistics and then proportion problems. Using a range of concrete manipulatives, children will be challenged and stretched to enable their understanding. Multiplication facts will be key in these topics and will be practiced daily using TT rock stars alongside maths meetings, which are used to cement knowledge. A weekly baseline test will be completed to check progress.

Our topic for this term is “Mapping the World”. This unit has been designed to develop children’s geographical skills and fieldwork through understanding maps and their uses. Children will learn about the different types of maps such as physical, political, topographic, and thematic and they will learn about their different purposes

The topic box, which is sent home, has various fun activities that reinforce learning and can be completed with a parent/carer. Our science topic is “Electricity and Circuits. This topic will expand on children’s  knowledge of physics through a study of electricity and circuits. Children will also be encouraged to think about what life would be like without electricity as still, many countries are without it. and they could conclude how the UK is dependent on electricity. Children will then go on to learn about different components and voltage before designing their own night light.