Welcome to Golden Eagles!
We are Mr Phillips and Mrs Cousins, the Year 6 class teachers. Over the year we work hard to prepare for the new challenges of secondary school. As well as covering all of the core subjects' curriculum, this year we will be learning about a range of topics, including Mountains and Explorers, Romans and The Mayan Civilisation.
The final term of the year is always a busy one and this year is no exception. Eagles will be performing their end of year musical, Porridge, so lines must be practised and songs must be learnt. As well as this, Year 6 will be playing a key role in Kilmersdon's Sports Day and will be attending Wells Cathedral for their Leavers' Service and workshops. Also, Osmington Bay is on the horizon and will, I'm sure, be a fantastic long weekend for all going, both children and adults alike. Finally, Eagles will be planning, writing and rehearsing for their Leavers' Assembly. All in all this looks like being a very busy but fun term for all of us!
Literacy: To understand the key features of persuasive writing
Grammar: To use well-chosen connectives to link ideas and to understand different persuasive devices
Maths: To investigate the different nets that can form a cube
Literacy - Writing non-chronological reports about animals
Grammar - Using generalisers for report writing
Science - Continuing to develop our understanding of electricity including serial and parallel circuits
Literacy: Writing a narrative with a focus on description of characters and settings
Grammar: Revision of the active and passive voice
Maths: Understanding simple algebra and reading statistics presented in different ways
Literacy: Understanding the key features of a newspaper report and creating an independent article
Grammar: Using direct and reported speech and understanding the active and passive voice
Maths: Comparing fractions, decimals and percentages and converting different units of measurement
Apologies for the lack of Learning Objectives in recent weeks. A quick summary of what we have looked at:
Literacy: Narrative writing with a focus on detail and consolidation of recent focuses such as fronted adverbials, sensible paragraphing, range and variety of sentence structures and direct speech.
Grammar: Revision of prepositions, modal verbs and types of pronoun.
Maths: Understanding fractions of amounts, working out the whole when a fraction is known, percentage, decimals and fraction equivalents and percentages of amounts.
Literacy - Creating mystery and suspense within a narrative
Grammar - Punctuating and setting out direct speech correctly
Maths - Adding and subtracting fractions including word problems
Literacy - Writing an explanation of how the eye works
Grammar - Understanding the active and passive voice
Maths - Practising the order of operations (BODMAS)
Literacy: To research, plan and write historical diary entries
Grammar: Use modal verbs and selected adverbs to show varying degrees of possibility and certainty
Numeracy: To understand factors, prime factors, multiples and prime numbers
Literacy: To research an historic event and write diary entries in character
Grammar: Use adverbs and modal verbs to show degrees of possibility and certainty
Maths: To problem solve and reason on the topic of long division
Maths: To understand and complete long division including decimals
Literacy: To write a letter based on a mountain expedition
Grammar: Use modal verbs in our writing
Maths - Revision of formal and informal methods of division including numbers with decimals
Literacy - How different types of mountains are formed explanation writing
Grammar - Understanding how to use causal connectives to link ideas
Week beginning 9th October Learning Objectives
Literacy - To use expanded noun phrases to write a spooky descriptive writing walkthrough
Grammar - Understanding how to expand noun phrases to add detail and interest
Maths - Multiply one-digit numbers with up to two decimal places by whole numbers
WB 2nd October 2017
Week beginning 2nd October Learning Objectives
Literacy - Understanding the features of a scientific report
Grammar - Identify different types of noun and recognising expanded noun phrases
Maths - Understanding negative numbers in context
Week beginning 25th September 2017 Learning Objectives:
Literacy - Understanding the features of a great book review and writing our own
Grammar - Broadening our understanding of complex sentences and their uses
Maths - Multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals using place value
A warm, if belated, welcome to the new school year! I'm very excited to be teaching Year 6 again this year and look forward to the challenges that it presents. I already know I have a great class and I'm looking forward to getting to know each and every one of them much better over the course of the year.
WB: 26th June
Just 4 more sleeps until Year 6 are off to Osmington Bay for a long weekend of amazing activities. Rest up while you can!
WB: 19th June
Eagles have written some very impressive pieces describing a walk around the school - please stop by our classroom and take a look.