St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

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office@stgca.org.uk

Spring Garden Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 2QN

01782 235340

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate

  

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 staff: Mrs Antrobus, Mrs Mould, Mrs Fernyhough, Mrs Riddell, Mrs Karobas, Mr Till, Mrs Kirkham

 

 Mrs Antrobus, Mrs Riddell and the whole Y6 team, hope that all of Y6 and their families are well.

We have added some optional activities and websites for you. We will make further updates in the coming weeks.

Please visit the link for more information on Home Learning

Click here to access Year 6 Home Learning Page

Click here to access home learning during Covid -19

Click here to access Online Safety Guide

Song of the week

e-books

In order to access free eBooks to read at home follow the link below, click on Oxford Owl for home  and register as a parent:

Oxford Owl free eBooks

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Click here to access the summer reading challenge

 

Explore at Home Competition 2020

We want you to help tackle the problem and use Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) to propose solutions to this challenge. You might start by finding out about a particular species that you can find in your garden or local area. You could research its habitat, if it may be endangered as a species perhaps because of changes to habitat, new predators or competitors. You could use this information to propose ways to help save this species by creating a habitat for it. You could create an entire habitat or devise other ways to help sustain this species. You can choose any species for example hedgehogs, newts, bats, birds, bugs etc.

Click here to view the instructions for Explore at Home Competition 2020

Times Tables Rock Stars Guinness World Record Challenge

JA6  Accelerated Stars of the Week

JR6  Accelerated Stars of the Week

Home Learning Gallery

The national Great Science Share is an online event. This is a focus to celebrate the curiosity of children whether they are asking questions at home or in school. The website for GSS has resources that support parents with global themes and approaches to encourage children to ask questions that they can explore. Help your families be part of a national community focusing on science together by using this link

Click here to access Great Science Share

 

STEM LEARNING- Break a Flake Challenge

How strong is your Breakfast Cereal ?

The National Physics Laboratory ( NPL)  Outreach group have come up with a new initiative to encourage you to try some measurement science at home

These are instructions to some experiments that can be carried out with simple equipment you are already likely to have at home.

The first measurement challenge is “Break a Flake”!

To find out more visit: www.npl.co.uk/measurement-at-home

Year 6 Summer Term Curriculum Overview 2019-2020

SATS REVISION

SATs papers can be found on :

https://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5

 Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar can be accessed on:

https://www.spag.com/  ( Children have a password)

 5 a day Maths

https://corbettmaths.com/5-a-day/primary/

 Home Learning Links

Interactive Learning Links

 www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk    This has lots of Maths and English activities.

It also has lots of activities/ information on other curriculum areas such as science, history and geography.

Children's University

For all children taking part in Staffordshire University Children's University please see the attached form for activities to be carried out in order to gain extra credits. Once you have completed an activity you can either take a photograph or ask an adult to sign your record sheet. Enjoy!

Children's University Spring Activity Sheet 

Our Learning - Autumn Term

Religious Education:

During our RE lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • The Story of the People of God
  • Followers of Christ
  • Confirmation work
  • Advent

English:

In our English lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Diary Writing
  • Narrative
  • Letters
  • Journalisitc Writing

Maths:

In our Maths lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • Problem solving
  • Geometry

Science:

In our Science lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Animals Including Humans
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Working scientifically
  • Investigations

Topic:

Our topics for the Autumn Term are The Tudors and Map Work. Throughout these topics we will be learning about:

  • The Role of Henry VIII
  • The Dissolution of the Monasteries
  • The Reign of Elizabeth I
  • European and world map work
  • Compass points and directions 
  • Capital cities

 Computing:

  • Programming – Understand the efficient algorithms can be used to solve problems
  • Technology in our lives – Understand computer networks including the internet, World Wide Web
  • Online Safety – Explain the consequences of spending too much time online or on a game
  • Multimedia – Combine a range of media recognising the contribution of each to achieve a particular outcome 

 

Our Learning - Spring Term

Religious Education:

During our RE lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Christmas
  • Confirmation work
  • Vocations
  • Lent
  • Holy Week

English:

In our English lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Non-chronological reports
  • Narrative
  • Formal Writing : written discussion / arguments
  • Shakespeare
  • Debate

Maths:

In our Maths lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • Problem solving
  • Geometry

Science:

In our Science lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Electricity
  • Light
  • Working scientifically
  • Investigations

Topic:

Our topics for the Spring  Term are North America and  the Vikings. Throughout these topics we will be learning about:

  • The countries in North America
  • Altas work
  • Time zones
  • Northern and Southern Hemispheres
  • Climate and population                                                                                                                                           

Computing:

  • Programming – Using range of programming software design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals
  • Technology in our lives – Use search technologies effectively to show how results are selected and ranked
  • Online Safety – Support my friends to protect themselves and make good choices online and protect my computer or device from harm on the Internet.
  • Handling Data - Collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

Our Learning - Summer Term

 Religious Education:

During our RE lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Easter
  • Belonging to the Church Community
  • Mary and the Lives of the Saints

English:

  • In our English lessons this term we will be learning about:
  • Journalistic Writing
  • Narrative
  • Poetry
  • Debates
  • Drama
  • Transition unit

Maths:

In our Maths lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions
  • Problem solving
  • Geometry
  • Statistics
  • Algebra

Science:

In our Science lessons this term we will be learning about:

  • Living Things and Their Habitats
  •  Animals Including Humans (cont.)
  • Working scientifically
  • Investigations

Topic:

Our topic for the Summer term is World War Two which includes  aspects of history,geography, art and DT. Throughout these topics we will be learning about:

  • The Outbreak of WW2
  • The Blitz
  • Evacuees
  • Daily Life
  • The Battle of Britain
  • European map work
  • Geographical changes over time

 Computing:

  • Programming – Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs
  • Technology in our lives – Understand computer networks including the internet
  • Online Safety – Explain the consequences of sharing too much about myself online.
  • Handling Data – Select, use and combine a variety of software to collect, analyse, evaluate and present information

Diary Notes:

SATS Information Meeting for Parents Thursday 16th January 2020  4.30 p.m.

Trip to St  Chad's 22nd January 2020

Safe and Sound Workshops 30th January 2020

World Book Day Thursday 5th March 2020

 Year 6 Confirmation 21st March 2020

KS2 SATS WEEK - Week beginning May 11th 2020

France Trip - 22nd  June 2020