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Worsthorne Primary School Year 6 Page

Meet The Teachers

Miss Ilyas

Mrs Pier

Teaching Assistant

Spring Term (2) 2022

PANCAKES!

After a busy morning working on our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills, Year 6 enjoyed a treat of pancakes with their chosen toppings – some children ended up rather sticky!

WORLD BOOK DAY

Year 6 dressed up to represent some fabulous vocabulary this year.

SATS 2022

SATS week for Year 6 pupils takes place from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May.

Spring Term 2022

MATHS

We are spending a long time on fractions this half-term as this seems to an area of maths that children found most challenging when learning at home during the two periods of lockdown.

Now we are back to full time teaching in school, we can really get to grips with fractions before moving onto learning about percentages. 

By February half-term, it is expected that most children will be able to:

  • compare and order fractions including fractions >1
  • use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent
    fractions
  • multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest
    form
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers

SCIENCE 

  • This half -term, Year 6 are learning about the components and functions of the human circulatory system.
  • We are carrying out investigations into the effects of exercise on our heart rates.
  • We will be looking into the effects of tobacco, drugs and alcohol on the human body.

DT

Move over Jamie Oliver – Worsthorne’s Year 6 are in the food designing business.

Here are some of their first creations – veggie sticks. Colourful and healthy, lots of us tried new foods and really enjoyed our results.

ENGLISH

Spelling and vocabulary is one of our main focusses this half-term. By the end of Year 6, it is hoped that most children can spell, understand and use in their own writing a statutory list of key words – see below.

Since returning to school in January, we have been studying Macbeth. Year 6 have watched an animated version and compared it to the original playscript. There have been lots of debates in class as to whether Macbeth was a hero or a villain.

After writing spells and summarising the story, the children have started to write their own versions of Macbeth with a modern twist – who knew that Lady Macbeth might use a food delivery app to order pizza for the king?

Autumn Term 2021

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MATHS

We are spending a long time on fractions this half-term as this seems to an area of maths that children found most challenging when learning at home during the two periods of lockdown.

Now we are back to full time teaching in school, we can really get to grips with fractions before moving onto learning about percentages. 

By February half-term, it is expected that most children will be able to:

  • compare and order fractions including fractions >1
  • use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
  • add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent
    fractions
  • multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest
    form
  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers

SCIENCE 

  • This half -term, Year 6 are learning about the components and functions of the human circulatory system.
  • We are carrying out investigations into the effects of exercise on our heart rates.
  • We will be looking into the effects of tobacco, drugs and alcohol on the human body.

Autumn Term 2021

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DT

Move over Jamie Oliver – Worsthorne’s Year 6 are in the food designing business.

Here are some of their first creations – veggie sticks. Colourful and healthy, lots of us tried new foods and really enjoyed our results.

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SPRING TERM 2

MATHS – DECIMALS AND PERCENTAGES

We will revise numbers to 2 decimal places before moving on to using thousandths to create those with 3 decimal places. Our autumn term maths work will be revised as we convert between fractions and decimals, before learning about percentages and how they are also related. This term, we will spend more time using bar models to answer reasoning problems. Daily arithmetic practice, including times tables, will keep those key maths skills fresh in our minds.

ENGLISH – CLASSIC FICTION

All children in Year 6 will be encouraged to read a variety of classic fiction texts and we will read ‘The Wizard of Oz’ all together. Using this text, we will write newspaper reports, write sections of the story from the perspective of different characters, and create a new chapter with our own magical characters. Finally, we will watch the film and compare it to the book.

TOPIC – EXTREME EARTH

This term, we will look at different parts of the world and their climates. We will learn about the causes and effects of extreme temperatures, dramatic natural events and wild weather across the globe.

SCIENCE – THE CIRCULATORY SYSTEM

Our science unit begins with us thinking about healthy bodies and how the circulatory system transports essential nutrients to our vital organs. We will plan and carry out investigations into the effects of different forms of exercise on our heart rates.

Also this half term:

RE and French with an Easter focus;

DT, PSHE, PE, COMPUTING and MUSIC.

WORLD BOOK DAY BOOK COVERS CREATED BY YEAR 6

FREE SCHOOL MEALS VOUCHERS

During the school closure, the Government is providing vouchers for families of children who are eligible for Free School Meals.  To check if you are eligible, please visit Lancashire’s Free School Meals web page by clicking on the link button below.

If you think you meet the criteria, fill in the online form and let Mrs Fox know by emailing her, info@worsthorne.lancs.sch.uk