Welcome to Kingfisher's class: Year 6: 2023/2024

The Curriculum: Summer 1

English: This term, pupils will be studying Floodlands by Markus Sedgwick, which is a gripping and prize-winning dystopian novel about a girl surviving in a devastated world. The novel explores the issue of global- warming from a futuristic perspective and also covers themes such as: friendship, bravery and self-discovery. We will, as always, continue to work on SPAG understanding and practice papers in preparation for SAT examinations in the week commencing 13th May.

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Maths: This term the following units will be covered: Measurement (Area, Perimeter and Volume), Statistics and Geometry (Shape, Position and Direction). We will also be revising past topics and focusing on previous areas of misconception in preparation for the SATs. Regular arithmetic tests and activities will continue as normal.

Geometry - humans, body, used, Earth, life, type, form, basic, surface

 Science: On Thursdays, Kingfishers will be investigating the following topic with Mr Jackson:

Animals Including Humans Year 3 and 4 Word Mat - animals

History: We are all excited to begin the topic of GROOVY GREEKS this term! Together, we will: investigate the location and geographical features of Greece; familiarise ourselves with a timeline of key events in Greek history (including key battles and wars); share Greek mythological stories (identify significant Gods/ Godesses); uncover the history of the Olympic Games as well as learn something about life and cultural influences in Greece today.

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PE with Sinclair Sports will take place on: Mondays and Wednesdays

Children in Kingfishers class need to come to school dressed in their P.E. kit on these days.

You will need: blue t-shirt, black shorts/leggings/jogging bottoms and sensible, outside trainers.  Please ensure your child takes their earrings out on PE days.

Remember, the values you develop in sport will carry across into your academic work and all that you do in school and outside school.

Strive to be your very best!

We encourage Kingfishers class to think about this question on a daily basis:

How do you demonstrate these values whilst being physically active, when playing competitive sport, during PE lessons and, most importantly of all, in your everyday life?

Art, Design and Technology: During this half-term pupils will be designing and creating their own cushions, exploring different types of cushions, whilst considering their varied purposes. Pupils will then create their own designs, focusing on proportion, spacing, colour, shape and fabrics. They will learn and practise various stitches, deciding which will be most approriate for specific tasks.

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Spanish lessons will take place every Wednesday with Miss. Lara. Pupils will be activiely engaged in speaking, listening and writing activities which will develop their skills of communication in this beautiful language.

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PSHE: As the weather (hopefully!) warms up, now is as appropriate time as any to cover the topic Water Safety.Tips on how to stay safe in water – The Crimson White

RE: How does faith enable resilience? Throughout this topic, we will explore the idea of resilience, why it is important and when people most need it. Building on from this, we will consider how different religions can aid followers in building personal resilience to specific events, as well as how this can be done through non-religious means.

MUSIC: This half-term, we will complete the work on Tapestry by Carole King, as well as begin the new topic of Music and Me :)

Homework will be set weekly on a Friday and will be due every Friday. This will consist of CGP Revision Guides, alongside spellings and Doodle Maths. It is expected that Year 6 pupils are reading at home on at least 3 separate occasions every week, although it does not have to be for long periods of time, it is vital that this is done regularly. Rewards are given in class for pupils showing evidence of this in their homework diaries.





Maths and English Practice

IXL have separate pages of skills linked to individual Year group.  The Y6 page has links to practise both English and Maths skills.  Pages are then split into skills of which has a practise question for the children to think about.



BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.



A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.



A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!



A revision site based upon the old Key Stage 2 Tests but still contains lots of useful information for both Maths and English.



A site with links to  old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games.  Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.



A site with links to Maths and English revision materials, including worksheets to look at online or to print off and practise with.



These are “old style” Key Stage 2 test papers but are still useful for practise, and in particular, creating discussion around questions and strategies to answer.  View on screen or print off for free.  Best used



Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.



This site has loads of Maths games which help to practise a range of skills.



Loads of Maths games on a range of Mathematical concepts.



A range of English games and activities.



Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.



A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.