Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

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Useful links for pupils

Revision

 Click here to use a fantastic Maths revision resource

 Year 5 / 6 Maths Topic Summaries by @MrH_177

Feeling sad?

Where to get help if you are feeling anxious or are in danger when not in school.

https://bookerhill.org.uk/Community/Links-for-Pupils/

Homework sites

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WELCOME TO YEAR 6

Year 6 Autumn Term Leaflet 2021

Meet the class

Our first homework activity was to create a Wordle all about ourselves to help our new teachers to get to know us. Here are some of our amazing creations.

  

 

 

  

 

AutumTerm 2021

Our Autumn Term topic is…

‘Extreme Earth’

This topic is based on learning about extreme weather around the world. In this Geography based topic, we will learn to locate places on world maps and look at how different climates contribute to extreme weather phenomena. The PSHCE element will be learning about disaster relief and how worldwide communities help those in need. 

In Science this term, we have two topics:

Evolution and Inheritance.

We will be learning to recognise that living things have changed over time; recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind; identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.

Living Things & Their Habitats

This unit of work will build on pupils’ learning about grouping living things in Year 4 by looking at the classification system in more detail. Pupils will learn to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. They will also learn to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

 English

The curriculum for English places emphasis on spelling, handwriting and grammar skills.

This will be reflected in lessons with pupils practising a cursive handwriting style and having weekly spellings that include similar spelling patterns. Pupils will be given time in school to practise their handwriting and to complete Word Study activities to help them learn their new spellings. They will not be formally tested on them as research has shown this to be an ineffective way of improving spelling for many pupils.

 Please encourage your child to learn their spellings and practise their handwriting.

In English lessons, we will be developing our writing of both fiction and non-fiction.

 This term we will be having whole class reading comprehension sessions where pupils will be given a range of visual and written texts and will give written responses to questions based on them.

Please encourage your child to read and complete reading journal activities at home as this will help to develop their understanding of texts and authors’ use of language.

Maths

In Maths in the Autumn term, we will cover place value and the four operations including developing our ability to apply mixed operations in different contexts.

Art

In Art, we will be using a range of mediums to create artwork in the style of Hokusai, in particular his image of the Great Wave.

Computing

Our Computing lessons will enable us to refine our internet searching skills when researching weather around the world. We will build on last years learning through using spreadsheets to handle the data we discover.

RE

Our RE lessons will focus on What is a church? and Stories of Hinduism.

 

Homework - return day is Monday

Feedback from parents / carers indicates that they would like some consistency in the way in homework is set. Therefore, we have designed a combined approach that enables teachers to set specific, individual tasks alongside an approach that supports independence, autonomy and pupil self-selection.

Task 1 – all children are expected to read on a daily basis

Task 2 - class teachers will set homework tasks based on formative assessment and topics being studied. Tasks range from learning times tables; specific tasks linked to maths, humanities and science topics; reading comprehension activities; grammar based tasks, French activities and research for topics.

Examples of task 2 for Year 6 will include:

English: grammar work; handwriting / spelling practice; comprehension activities; drafting sections of writing at home

Maths: SATS questions based on topics studied in class or the pupils’ individual targets; practice questions on class topics

Topic / science: researching facts; artwork linked to topic

Task 3 – all children must complete at least one online homework activity and post their work or a screenshot onto their Seesaw journal (task set on Seesaw, Times Table Rockstars, Coding, research, French etc)

Task 4 - as part of our whole school ethos of growth mindset, Booker Hill offers pupils an additional and unique approach to home learning. The approach takes the form of sets of tasks that pupils choose from and complete over the course of a half term / term.

  Information

All pupils are expected to bring: a water bottle, a waterproof coat, writing equipment, a school bag and plimsoles / trainers to school every day.

PE is on a Monday and Thursday.

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