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Golden Eagles

Welcome to Golden Eagles, Year 6 at Kilmersdon CEVA Primary School.  Eagles is taught by Miss Baker.  Everyone in Eagles is looking forward to the challenges and rewards the final year at Primary School brings.  As a class, we support each other, work hard and produce work we are proud of while enjoying our learning.

 

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 World War II, Coasts and Rivers.

Weeks beginning 26th November and 3rd December

Spelling:

  • Words ending in -ably
  • Word families (temper and vary)

Grammar:

  • Using expanded noun phrases
  • Using brackets, dashes or commas for parenthesis
  • Using modal verbs to indicate degree of possibility
  • Singular and plural

Writing:

  • Explanation text: ‘Day and Night’
  • Non-chronological report: ‘The Role of Women during WWII’ and a subject of their choice linked to our history or Science topics.
  • Formal Letter linked to WWII
  • Instructions for the use of a gas mask

Maths:

  • Equivalent fractions
  • Placing fractions on a number line
  • Compare and order fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Multiply fractions by integers

Topic:

  • Key events in WWII
  • Jewish children during WWII, Anne Frank, Holocaust
  • Time zones
  • Sundials
  • Shadows

Homework – 23rd November

Find out about Earth’s Moon. Use the questions below to help you.

What is the Moon and what do you think it is like?

How often does it orbit Earth?

Describe the different phases of the Moon during the lunar month.

Why does the Moon appear to change shape during the lunar cycle?

Extension

Find out how many moons other planets have and show this information in a table.

Weeks beginning 12th and 19th November

Spelling:

  • Words ending in -able
  • Words ending in -able when the root word ends in e

Grammar:

  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Using relative clauses
  • Pronouns

Writing:

  • Narrative about being an evacuee, ‘The Day my Life Changed Forever’
  • Letter home as an evacuee
  • Non-chronological report, 'The Role of Women during WWII'

Maths:

  • Prime, Square and Cube numbers
  • Common Multiples
  • Common Factors
  • Order of Operations (follow BODMAS – Brackets, Orders, Divison and Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction)
  • Simplify fractions

Topic:

  • Investigating life on the Home front – evacuee, rationing, home guard
  • The role of Women during WWII
  • Time zones
  • Moon Phases

Weeks beginning 8th and 15th October

Spelling:

  • using a hyphen with prefixes re- and co-
  • using a hyphen with compound adjectives to avoid ambiguity

Grammar:

  • correct use of commas
  • synonyms and antonyms
  • using semi-colons and colons

Writing:

  • a narrative about being an evacuee, ‘The Day my Life Changed Forever’
  • a letter home as an evacuee

Maths:

  • multiplication (long and short multiplication)
  • short division
  • division using factors
  • long division

Topic:

  • eclipses, time zones
  • investigating life as an evacuee

Weeks beginning 24th September and 1st October

Spelling:

  • adjectives that end in –ant and nouns that end in –ance or –ancy 
  • adjectives that end in –ent and nouns that end in –ence or –ency

Grammar:

  • simple, compound and complex sentences
  • co-ordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) and subordinating conjunctions 
  • recognising and accurately punctuating subordinate clauses 
  • identifying and ensuring agreement of subject, object and verbs in sentences

Writing:

  • a first person recount of an air raid during the Blitz
  • a letter home as an evacuee

Maths:

  • negative numbers
  • addition and subtraction of whole numbers (column addition and subtraction)
  • mental addition and subtraction

Topic:

  • understanding how the rotation of Earth creates day and night, eclipses, time zones
  • investigating life during the Blitz and as an evacuee

Peace

Weeks beginning 10th and 17th September

Spelling:

  • ambitious adjectives
  • tricky homophones

Grammar:

  • using commas, colons and semi-colons to list
  • simple, compound and complex sentences

Writing:

  • instructions
  • evacuee story

Maths - numbers up to ten million:

  • reading and writing in words and figures
  • the value of digits
  • rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000, 100000 or million
  • ordering and comparing using < > or =
  • negative numbers

Topic

  • World War II - when, where, who and why questions (basic facts)
  • Space - the relationship between the size and distance of the Sun, Moon and Earth

 

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