Peel Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 2BP

headteacher@north-borough.kent.sch.uk

01622 754708

North Borough Junior School

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Welcome to Year 6!

  

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Amanda Gorman

Miss Durkan and Mrs Thwaites

Capt. Sir Tom Moore

Mrs Weller and Mrs Raines

Martin Luther King

Mr Treays and Mrs Hack

 

Homework for this week consists of:

  • Spellings (either from Class Dojo or on Spelling Shed)
  • Reading - 5 times a week!
  • Topic work - At least three should be completed this term. The list of ideas can be found here.

 

Spelling homework can now be completed on Spelling Shed: 

*If your child cannot access spelling shed, the spellings will be put onto Class Dojo and can be practiced on paper.  

For times tables practice, your child will need to log on to times tables rockstars: 

For each of these, your child should have their usernames and passwords, but they can ask their teacher if they have forgotten. The spellings and times tables are set to suit your child's ability and they will be tested weekly in school.

Children are expected to complete all of the homework set, if there is a problem with completing homework, please speak to your class teacher before the Friday morning it is due in who will be happy to help.

Here you can find out useful information about what your child is doing throughout the year and when they need certain things (such as PE kit):

Children are expected to read five times a week and record this in their reading records. Reading records are due in to check the progress of reading every week on a Friday. If there are any problems with reading at home, please speak to your child's teacher who will be happy to help.

PE

Year 6 complete PE on Tuesday and Friday afternoon every week. PE kit will need to be worn to school on a Tuesday in order to participate. Please ensure that children have clothes suitable for outdoor and indoor conditions. We ask that children please also be provided with a roll-on deodorant to use after the session.



Every Thursday, children are given the opportunity to take out books from the library that interest them. They are checked out using a computer system and library monitors are available to help children where needed. If your child has a book, please remind them to bring this into school on a Thursday so this can be changed if necessary. Please note - any loss or damage to books will incur a cost to the child to replace them.

All class assemblies are held on a Wednesday at 2:30pm.


Amanda Gorman: Wednesday 18th January.


Capt. Sir Tom Moore: Wednesday 11th January.


Martin Luther King: Wednesday 4th January.

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Subject

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Maths

Place Value

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Converting Units

Consolidation

Ratio

Algebra

Decimals

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Area, Perimeter and Volume

Statistics

Shape

Position and Direction

Consolidation

Statistics

Investigations

Consolidation

Preparation for KS3

English – Text Focus

The Journey Trilogy by Aaron Becker

Storm Breaker by Anthony Horowitz

War Is Over by David Almond 

Rose Blanche by Roberto by Innocenti, Ian McEwan, Christophe Gallaz

Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman

The Water Tower by Gary Crew

Skellig

 

 The Hero Twins: Against the Lords of Death by Dan Jolley and David Witt

Rain Player by David Wisniewski

Science

Living Things and Their Habitats

Evolution and Inheritance

Animals Including Humans

Electricity

Light

Light

Computing

Coding

Online safety 

Text Adventures

Blogging

Spreadsheets

Networks

Understanding Binary

Quizzing

History and Geography

WW2

WW2

Mayans

Mayans

Mountains

Coasts

Art and DT

Henry Moore

Cooking - Pies

Electric Vehicles Project

Animals including humans

Sewing - Mayans

Light

Mountains

Music

Bizet

Carmen

Grazyna Bacewicz

V for Victory

Dr Who theme

Using technology

The Blues

Smashbeats

Drumming and percussion

Focus on Voice

Production songs

PSHE

Water Safety

Black History Month

Alcohol

First Aid

Stealing

LGBTQ+ Month

Worry

Making friends online

Autism Awareness Month

In App Purchases

British Values

Conception

MFL

La Segunda Guerra Mundial

(World War Two)

En el colegio

(At school)

El fin de semana

(The weekend)

La comida sana

(Healthy eating)

Verbos regulares

(Regular verbs)

Yo en el mundo

(Me in the world)

Understanding Faith

Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?

What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa, Grace and Ummah?

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

 

 

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?