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Year 6 - Snapper class

 

Welcome to Snapper Class   

Mrs Lombard is our teacher in the mornings and Ms Elsworth teaches us in the afternoon. We also have Mrs Stone for PE and some of us go to Ms Johnstone for Maths. 

Friday 5th April

 

Happy Easter!

 

Snapper Class wish you all a happy and restful break.

We look forward to seeing you back on Tuesday 23rd April to start our new topic ‘Blood Heart’!

 

This week we have been preparing for our showcase of ‘Scream Machine’. Family members are invited to attend the showcase in the school hall at 2pm on the last day of term.

 

We have been designing and building our own theme park! We have used our knowledge of forces and design technology to build a range of rides for you to experience. In addition, we have created adverts for our rides to try and convince you that ours are the most exhilarating! We have used imperative verbs and modal verbs in our work to really persuade our readers.

 

In maths things have been a little calmer! We have continued to revise some key concepts in preparation for our SATS. This week, we have mainly been focusing on converting measures – specifically thinking about metric and imperial. We have also recapped how to calculate the area and perimeter of a range of rectangles and triangles.

 

 

Friday 29th March

This week in English we have been writing a narrative text based on the stimulus ‘Road’s End’. https://www.literacyshed.com/roads-end.html.

We have linked it to our topic ‘Scream Machine’ and wrote a story which included the masked man turning up at a theme park! We have heard some very mysterious and frightening tales! In order to prepare for our writing we have considered using noun phrases and parenthesis to describe settings and characters, we learned about using speech punctuation correctly and we also mapped out our ideas using a story map followed by an 8-part paragraph plan.

 

In maths, we have been busy revising for our upcoming SATS. This week we have been concentrating on fractions, decimals and percentages; in particular finding a percentage of an amount.

For example, would you rather have 30% of £50 or 85% of £30?

During each maths lesson we practise our fluency skills, how to reason and then apply these to a range of problems.

See below for some example problems…

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Spelling:

The National Curriculum for Years 5 and 6 expects children to be able to:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand the guidance for adding them (such as –able and –ible)
  • Spell some words with ‘silent’ letters (such as knight)
  • Continue to distinguish between homophones and other words which are often confused
  • Use knowledge of morphology and etymology in spelling
  • Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words
  • Use a thesaurus

By the end of Year 6, children are expected to understand and be able to meet the challenging spelling demands outlined in the National Curriculum. Children’s knowledge is assessed through a grammar, punctuation and spelling test that children sit in May as part of a week of national tests.

 

See: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/at-school/subject-guides/spelling-at-primary-school/

National Curriculum Spelling Lists: By the end of Year 6 pupils should be able to spell all of these words and be able to use them in their writing.

English National Curriculum Year 5 and 6 Programme of Study.

Maths National Curriculum Year 6 Programme of Study.

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 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar:

Year 6 Terminology for pupils: 

subject, object,

active, passive,

 synonym, antonym,

ellipsis, hyphen,

colon, semi-colon,

bullet points.

 

Now...

Can you tell someone what these terms mean?

Can you look up their meaning in a dictionary if you are not sure about what they mean?

Can you give an example of how they are used?

Can you use them in your writing?

 

 

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