John Paul II Primary School

Primary 6b

Welcome to Primary 6B!

Things are very busy for us in upper Key Stage Two. We have exciting topics to explore and a lot of new learning to be done.

 

Literacy

Literacy is fun! We have a lot of areas to cover – all year we will be improving our reading, writing and talking and listening skills.

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We read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts such as play scripts, poetry, novels, myths and legends, recounts and explanation texts. We try our best to ‘read between the lines’ and give our opinion on what we have read. We use the accelerated reading scheme and love the challenge of improving our results. This is also available from home.

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We learn how to structure our writing and this has helped us to create exciting and extended pieces of work with new skills such as starting our sentences in different ways, including exciting detailed description using adjectives and adverbs. This is so much fun as we get to let our imaginations run free.

We have many opportunities to practise talking and listening throughout the year. We enjoy presenting for an audience and developing confidence to speak in front of others.

Websites that will help me learn more:

www.educationcity.com

www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Maths

In Primary 6, we love to be challenged in maths every day! Using maths in real life contexts provides us with opportunities to develop our knowledge and understanding. We can suggest different ways an activity might be approached; select and use the appropriate materials, equipment and maths required. We develop our ability to organise our work and check that it’s right! We love solving problems and we are really developing our mental maths every day.

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Through structured activities we apply all of these skills to number, measure, shape and space and handling data. Some areas that are new to us include: angles; decimal fractions; percentages; 24 hour clock. We are also now working hard to learn all of our times tables off by heart – help me learn at home.

Some websites that will help me learn more:

www.educationcity.com

www.multiplication.com 

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ICT

It is fair to say that we all love our ICT lessons and we are given lots of time to investigate and use it to create our own stories, newsletters, poems etc. We like the way we are given a topic and can use the internet to help us to investigate it. The skills that we work hard to improve in ICT are: desktop publishing; managing data; online communication; presenting and working with images. In the classroom ICT is an important tool in all areas of our learning.

 

The World Around Us

In Primary 6 we will discover so much about the world around us. We will look closely at life in history through The Vikings; we explore science and technology through the topic of water; and we investigate our wonderful world through geography.

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And…

Above and beyond all of this we even manage to fit in singing, swimming, basketball, Spanish, assemblies, golden time and circle time.

Alive-O 6 is our religion programme where we learn about God’s love for us and how we can share this