Monument - Year 6
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Spring Term 2020/21
Welcome back. I hope you have had a relaxing Christmas and New Year despite current restrictions. Below is an overview of what we plan to learn this term whether that be at home or in school.
“YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET. WE
MUST EQUIP THEM WITH THE INFORMATION, INSIGHT AND
PRACTICAL SKILLS TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF
BIODIVERSITY – BOTH INTRINSICALLY AND FOR THE SURVIVAL
OF HUMANITY. EDUCATORS HAVE A KEY ROLE TO PLAY IN
PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE CHALLENGES THAT LIE
AHEAD. THERE CAN BE NO GREATER LEGACY THAN GIVING
YOUNG PEOPLE THE TOOLS THEY NEED TO SAVE OUR PLANET.”
SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
WWF’s Living Planet Report, released in 2018, revealed the scale of human
impact on our precious natural world. To support your understanding of this theme, we recommend watching The Netflix original documentary series
'Our Planet' which tells the story of the one place we all call home, because if we understand our planet, we can create a future where we all thrive.
Connected Curriculum - Geography
For our Connected Curriculum this term, we will be learning about Our Planet and how the different biomes, species and natural systems of planet Earth connect and support each other to maintain human life. Most importantly, children will build their knowledge and understanding of sustainability issues, explore their own values and attitudes and develop key skills so that they feel empowered to take action in shaping a brighter future for our planet.
We will be learning how to:
- identify and describe how the human and physical features of a location affect the human activity
- describe how countries and geographical regions are interconnected and interdependent
- use a range of resources (atlases, simple maps, OS maps, aerial photographs, data) to research a location
- give views on the effectiveness of the different resources.
- use fieldwork techniques to collect raw data ( rainfall, temperature, wind speed, noise level etc.)
- compare data to data from another location to help me draw conclusions about a locality
- describe geographical diversity across the world
- describe how locations around the world are changing and explain some of the reasons for the change
- describe the significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer, Tropics of Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circles and time zones.
- identify and describe key features of a location using the language: climate, climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, economic activity including trade links,
The Sustainable Development Goals we will be studying are:
In Maths this term, we will be working on:
- Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1
Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions
Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in its simplest form
Divide proper fractions by whole numbers
Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places
Generate and describe linear number sequences
Use simple formulae
Express missing number problems algebraically
Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
Enumerate possibilities of combinations of two variables
-Ratio and Proportion
Solve problems involving unequal sharing and grouping using knowledge of fractions and multiples
Solve problems involving the relative sizes of two quantities where missing values can be found by using integer multiplication and division
Solve problems involving similar shapes where the scale factor is known or can be found
- Measurement - imperial and metric measures
Use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass, volume and time from a smaller unit of measure to a larger unit, and vice versa, using decimal notation to up to three decimal places
Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure, using decimal notation up to three decimal places where appropriate
Convert between miles and kilometres
- SATs Practice
Spring Term Spellings
Please find a list of words frequently used in the Year 6 SATs past papers. It is recommended the children learn these spellings in preparation for their exams in the summer term in addition to the weekly spellings set on Spelling Shed- find the link below to access.
When do I have PE?
Monument have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays so please bring in your PE kit on those days. Unfortunately, if you do not bring your PE kit into school then you will not be able to participate in PE for that session. As a reminder, can children also not come to school wearing earrings on PE days. Earrings cannot be removed at school as per the risk assessment in order to keep everyone safe.