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Welcome to our NEW Year 6 2020

WELCOME TO YEAR 6

September 2020

Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum Letter

Y6 weekly timetable - subject to change

Tuesday 22nd September 2020

Today, in Maths we've been recapping on how to round numbers.  It's very important that children are able to do this as it helps them to estimate the answer to problems.  In Year 6, children will need to be able to round large numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.

 

Example

This large number, 4,854,645 can be rounded as follows:

nearest 10 - 4,854,650 (the five in the ones is 5 or more so the tens is rounded up)

nearest 100 - 4,854,600 (the four in the tens is less than five so the hundreds is rounded down)

nearest 1000 - 4,855,000 (the six in the hundreds is more than five so the thousands is rounded up)

nearest 10,000 - 4,850,000 (the four in the thousands is less than five so the tens of thousands is rounded down)

nearest 100,000 - 4,900,000 (the five in the ten thousands is five so the hundreds of thousands is rounded up)

 

For more information on rounding have a look in the maths sub-page.

Thursday 17th September 2020

It's been a great day today.  The children did some brilliant writing using modal verbs and adverbs indicating degrees of possibility.  There is a website in the grammar section with some modal verb activities.  Yesterday, we spent the afternoon outside creating some abstract art!  Enjoy the pics - see below.

Tuesday 15th September 2020

We've certainly been enjoying the beautiful weather the last couple of days.  Yesterday, maths was taught outside.  The children worked in teams and had to collect a number from Mrs Wyles, run back to their team and write it on a whiteboard.  This was repeated until each team had seven numbers.  On Mr Chandler's instruction the teams had to make the biggest, smallest, odd, even, multiple of 5 number using their whiteboards ensuring they had commas in to separate the millions, thousands and hundreds.  It was great fun!

 

Today, we've continued finding out about different creatures in Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide To The Fantastical World Around You.  The children wrote poems using expanded noun phrases to describe a river troll.  For more information on expanded noun phrases and an activity please look below in the grammar and punctuation section.

Wednesday 9th September 2020

It's been so good to welcome the children into their new Year 6 classroom.  There are a few changes but the children have adapted to these very quickly and are enjoying seeing their friends and continuing with their learning.  Today, I have encouraged them all to choose a reading book.  I will be listening to each child read over the next couple of weeks to ensure they have an appropriate book.  Reading is so important and I would encourage you to listen to your child read frequently and ask them questions about what they have read.  You don't have to listen to them read pages and pages and you only need to ask them a couple of questions.  Below is a document in the 'reading' sub-page with some possible questions to ask.

 

This week in English, we've been looking at how nouns and adjectives can be turned into verbs by adding a suffix to the end of a noun or verb.  For example, the noun 'vaccine' can be changed to the verb 'vaccinate' by adding the suffix -ate.  I've also been teaching about the different parts of a sentence: subject and verb.  Today, we looked at how brackets, commas and dashes can be used to add a parenthesis.

 

Over, the next couple of weeks in Maths, I'll be focusing on place value and ensuring the children have a good understanding of large numbers up to 10,000,000.

 

Understandably, there will be a real focus on Maths and English.  However, I will be doing my very best to cover the other subjects.  The children have already enjoyed a PE, art and science lesson.

 

Please look below for some helpful links to support the work we're doing.

 

Many thanks, Ian Chandler

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