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Welcome to Year 6


Year six provides a suitably challenging and stimulating culmination of the primary cycle.

We ask our children to adopt a mature attitude as they assume their roles as positive role models for the younger members of the school.


Monitors

Each child has the opportunity to become a monitor and take on special jobs around the school. We find that the children respond positively to the responsibilities given them and build firm relationships with pupils of younger ages.


Elections

We also provide the exciting opportunity of an election campaign where the children bid to become voted in as house captain for one of our four houses. The children design posters outlining their manifesto, giving reasons why they should be voted in, and place them around the school. Speeches are given on polling day and the winning candidates are announced in a special assembly. We believe that the process gives the children a great chance to shine as responsible leaders around our school.


Reward systems

All children are rewarded for good behaviour and hard work through our house point system. Stickers and certificates are given out on a weekly basis for the most improved workers, for particular effort and for outstanding pieces of work. We also reward positive team work which encourages the pupils to work together to meet aims and objectives and to build positive relationships.


Trips

As well as working hard in the classroom we consider regular excursions to be essential in providing a balanced and broad curriculum for the children. We organise trips to the theatre and cinema and to see a musical performance.. As part of the geography curriculum we take the children for a walk in the mountains and on a field trip to a residential centre in the Sierra de Gredos. This trip to Gaia provides both a wonderful outdoor learning opportunity and a chance for the children to strengthen friendship bonds and to demonstrate their growing independence. We are also including a brand new trip to Cordoba and Granada to complement our History studies in our topic on Islamic civilization.


Performing Arts

We relish the chance to grow in confidence and show our creative side in year six.

Performance is encouraged from class assemblies to shows! Watch out for news on this year’s production……

We also have a very special event at the end of the year where we ask each child to learn a poem by heart in English and recite it at a special poetry recital in the final term.

We invite our parents to share this memorable day with us and join us for afternoon tea while we put on our exceptional performance!


The curriculum


Literacy

The Collins Primary Literacy scheme provides an excellent base for English teaching in year six. The children are encouraged to explore a wide range of challenging and engaging fiction, poetry and non fiction texts which combine the use of books and interactive whiteboard materials. This forms the core foundation for teaching reading, writing and performance skills which we supplement with additional grammar and spelling work. CD roms and films are also used to stimulate interest through visual and interactive mediums.


Numeracy

We use the Abacus Evolve programme to provide the basis for our maths teaching in year six. The children are taught a wide range of skills through number, shape, space and data work. We also place special focus on problem solving and games which encourage the students to work together to complete tasks while practicing their oral English. Again we use whiteboard games and activities to promote interactive participation and to see how maths can be used in real life situations.


Science

We cover a wide range of interesting science topics throughout the year ranging from investigating living things and how we see things, to examining materials and exploring how forces operate. We use a variety of text books, film clips and interactive whiteboard resources to promote a deeper understanding of how science is at the very foundation of the world we live in. Regular experiments provide opportunity for the children make predictions, record results and draw conclusions related to their observations. We even visit the secondary laboratory where we have the chance to familiarize ourselves with a stimulating range of equipment!


ICT

Twice weekly visits to the ICT suite give us ample time to refine our computer skills. The pupils are trained in word processing and presenting work in a range of formats such as brochures, posters and letters. They have the chance to learn how to make a PowerPoint presentation, to record data in a variety of interesting ways and to carry out research using the internet.


History

Our history topics rate among the children’s favourite lessons in year six. Term one focuses on the origins of Islamic civilization where children will study significant figures and events of the period and examine its colourful and enduring legacy. The second term is spent investigating life in Victorian Britain and comparing life in those fascinating and innovative days to modern time. The final term allows the pupils to research significant changes in leisure and culture in the 20th century.


Geography

Our geography curriculum is equally stimulating with the opportunity to study mountains, rivers and coasts over the three terms. We combine a new range of text books with stunning film footage to broaden the children’s understanding of the physical nature of the world around us. We also encourage the children to be aware of local geographical issues and global concerns through discussion and debate.


Art, Design and Music

It is essential that we give the children chance to express themselves through the arts; we therefore provide them with enjoyable opportunities to experiment with textiles, paint, and pastels. We show them how to produce prints, design and decorate carnival masks and to create images of urban and rural landscapes. We additionally carry out a project related to movement where we capture a range of postures through sketching and collage work. The children also have a weekly music class in which they learn to discuss music using specific vocabulary, build their appreciation and participate practically.


Literacy Objectives Year 6


1. Speaking: Use the techniques of dialogic talk to explore ideas, topics or issues. Use a range of oral techniques to present persuasive arguments and engaging narratives and participate in whole-class debates using the conventions and language of debate, including Standard English. Use the power of communication to engage people, devise performances for each other, the school and the wider community.


2. Listening and responding: Make notes when listening for a sustained period and discuss how note-taking varies depending on context and purpose. Analyse and evaluate how speakers present points effectively through the use of language and gesture.


3. Group discussion: Understand and use a variety of ways to criticise constructively and respond to criticism. Adopt a range of roles in discussion and contribute in different ways such as promoting, opposing, exploring and questioning.


4. Drama: Consider the overall impact of a live or recorded performance, identifying dramatic ways of conveying characters’ ideas and building tension. Improvise using a range of drama strategies and conventions to explore themes such as hopes, fears and desires. Devise a performance considering how to adapt the performance for a particular audience.


5. Word structure and spelling: Use a range of appropriate strategies to edit, proofread and correct spelling of their own work, on paper and on screen.


6. Understanding and interpreting texts: Understand underlying themes, causes and points of view. Understand how writers use different structures to create coherence and impact. Appraise a text quickly, deciding on its value, quality or usefulness. Recognise rhetorical devices used to argue, persuade, mislead and sway the reader.


7. Engaging with and responding to texts: Read extensively and discuss personal reading with others, including in reading groups. Sustain engagement with longer texts, using different techniques to make the text come alive. Compare how writers from different times and places present experiences and use language.


8. Creating and shaping texts: Set their own challenges to extend achievement and experience in writing. Use different narrative techniques to engage and entertain the reader. In non-narrative, establish, balance and maintain viewpoints. Select words and language drawing on their knowledge of literary features and formal and informal writing. Integrate words, images and sounds imaginatively for different purposes.


9. Text structure and organization: Use varied structures to shape and organise text coherently. Use paragraphs to achieve pace and emphasis. Express subtle distinctions of meaning by constructing sentences in varied ways. Respond to the written word with a sense of rhythm and an awareness of punctuation.


10. Sentence structure and punctuation: Express subtle distinctions of meaning, including hypothesis, speculation and supposition, by constructing sentences in varied ways. Use punctuation to clarify meaning in complex sentences. Understand how words and expressions have changed over time. Compare a piece of literacy with a film adaptation.


11. Presentation: Select from a wide range of ICT programs to present text effectively and communicate information and ideas.


Key Stage 2 PE

Here at St. Anne’s School, the pupils follow a Physical Education Curriculum coherent with the National Curriculum Guidelines for England and Wales.

We believe Physical Education should involve pupils in the continuous process of performing, planning and evaluating.  This applies to all areas of activity. Furthermore, the greatest emphasis is always placed on the actual performance aspect of the subject.

In each year group throughout the school, pupils will be taught six areas of activity: Invasion Games, Net Games, Athletic Activities, Gymnastic Activities, Striking and Fielding Games and Swimming on a six to eight week block basis.

Assessment: Pupils are assessed in diagnostic, continual and summative stages against National Standards.  Also pupil self assessment is common practice in many of the activities.

International Schools Events

In addition to the Inter-House Tournaments, pupils can also represent St. Anne’s School and compete against other International Schools of Madrid.

Regular competitions are organised for every activity at varying venues in and around the city.

St. Anne’s School Events

Sports Day

The Inter-House Athletics competition takes place at the athletics stadium at San Sebastian de los Reyes.

It is an all day event in which parents are invited to attend. Each pupil from nursery to bachillerato has to participate in at least one activity. Every point gained goes towards an overall House winner.


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Key Stage 2 - Year 6

MATHS

Autumn Term 1

Wk

Strands

Weekly Summary

1

Number and place value

Mental multiplication and division

Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Read, write and compare 6-digit numbers and know what each digit represents; read, write and compare 1-, 2- and 3-place decimal numbers; multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; round decimals to nearest tenth and whole number and place on a number line; convert decimals (up to 3 places) to fractions and vice-versa.

2

Mental addition and subtraction

Number and place value

Written addition and subtraction Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Use mental addition strategies to solve additions including decimal numbers; use column addition to add 5-digit numbers, decimal numbers and amounts of money; solve problems involving number up to 3 decimal places, choose an appropriate method to solve decimal addition.

3

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra  Mental addition and subtraction

Express missing number problems algebraically and find pairs of numbers that satisfy equations involving two unknowns; find missing lengths and angles; understand how brackets can be used in calculation problems; use knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations, solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems using knowledge of the order of operations.

4

Measurement

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra Number and place value

Convert between grams and kilograms, millilitres and litres, millimetres and centimetres, centimetres and metres, metres and kilometres, and miles and kilometres; revise reading the 24-hour clock and convert 12-hour times to 24-hour; read and write Roman numerals; find time intervals using the 24-hour clock.

5

Mental addition and subtraction

Written addition and subtraction

Number and place value  Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Use mental addition, column subtraction and Counting up to solve subtractions of amounts of money and word problems; use mathematical reasoning to investigate.

6

Mental multiplication and division

Written multiplication and division  Mental addition and subtraction

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Number and place value

Use mental multiplication strategies to multiply by numbers such as 4, 8, 5, 25, 19, 29 and 99; revise using short multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers and use this to multiply amounts of money; solve word problems involving multiplication including two-step problems and finding change; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by teens numbers.


Autumn Term 2

7

Number and place value

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Understand negative numbers; calculate small differences between negative numbers and negative and positive numbers; add and subtract negative numbers; compare fractions with unlike, but related, denominators; correctly use the terms fraction, denominator and numerator; understand what improper fractions and mixed numbers are and add fractions with the same denominator, writing the answer as a mixed number

8

Measurement

Geometry: properties of shapes

Calculate the perimeter, area and volume of shapes, and know their units of measurement; understand that shapes can have the same perimeters but different areas and vice versa; calculate the area of a triangle using the formula A = 1/2 b × h ; find the area of parallelograms using the formula A = b × h ; name and describe properties of 3D shapes; systematically find and compare nets for different 3D shapes.

9

Mental multiplication and division Fractions, ratio and proportion  Written multiplication and division  Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Use mental strategies to divide by 2, 4, 8, 5, 20 and 25; find non-unit fractions of amounts; use short division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, including those which leave a remainder; express a remainder as a fraction, simplifying where possible.

10

Fractions, ratio and proportion Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Add and subtract unit fractions with different denominators including mixed numbers; use mental strategies to find simple percentages of amounts, including money

11

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Multiply fractions less than 1 by whole numbers, converting improper fractions to whole numbers; use commutativity to efficiently multiply fractions by whole numbers; divide unit and non-unit fractions by whole numbers; solve word problems involving fractions.

Spring Term 1

12

Number and place value

Written addition and subtraction

Read and write numbers with up to 7-digits, understanding what each digit represents; work systematically to find out how many numbers round to 5000000; solve subtraction of 5- and 6-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition).

13

Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000; compare and order numbers with up to three decimal places; know common fraction / decimal equivalents; multiply pairs of unit fractions and multiply unit fractions by non-unit fractions

14

Mental multiplication and division  Written multiplication and division  Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Number and place value

Use partitioning to mentally multiply 2-digit numbers with one decimal place by whole 1-digit numbers; multiply numbers with two decimal places; use short multiplication to multiply amounts of money; use estimation to check answers to calculations; use long multiplication to multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30.

15

Geometry: properties of shapes  Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Name, classify and identify properties of quadrilaterals; explore how diagonal lines can bisect quadrilaterals; understand what an angle is and that it is measured in degrees; know what the angles of triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons and octagons add to and use these facts and mathematical reasoning to calculate missing angles; recognise and identify the properties of circles and name their parts; draw circles using pairs of compasses; draw polygons using a ruler and a protractor

16

Mental addition and subtraction Number and place value

Written addition and subtraction

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Add and subtract numbers using mental strategies; solve addition of 4- to 7-digit numbers using written column addition; identify patterns in the number of steps required to generate palindromic numbers; solve subtraction of 5-, 6- and 7-digit numbers using written column method (decomposition); solve additions and subtractions choosing mental strategies or written procedures as appropriate; read, understand and solve word problems

17

Written multiplication and division

Number and place value Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Identity common factors and common multiples; understand that a prime number has exactly two factors and find prime numbers less than 100; understand what a composite (non-prime) number is; use long division to divide 3- and 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, giving remainders as a fraction, simplifying where possible

Spring Term 2

18

Mental addition and subtraction Written addition and subtraction

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in shopping contexts, and add and subtract money using column addition and counting up; add and subtract decimal numbers choosing an appropriate strategy, and add decimal numbers with different numbers of places using column addition; use mathematical reasoning to investigate and solve problems, and solve subtractions of decimal numbers with different numbers of places (2-places) using counting up

19

Statistics

Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Calculate and understand the mean average; construct and interpret distance/time line graphs where intermediate points have meaning, including conversion line graphs; understand pie charts are a way of representing data using percentages, interpret and construct pie charts

20

Geometry: position and direction Number and place value  

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Geometry: properties of shapes

Read and plot coordinates in all four quadrants, draw and translate simple polygons using coordinates and find missing coordinates for a vertex on a polygon; draw and reflect simple polygons in both the x-axis and y-axis using coordinates; find unknown angles around a point, on a line, in a triangle or vertically opposite and in polygons where diagonals intersect

21

Written multiplication and division

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Multiply 4-digit numbers including those with two decimal places by 1-digit numbers; use long multiplication to multiply 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30, including those with two decimal places; revise using short division to divide 4-digit by 1-digit and 2-digit numbers including those which leave a remainder, and divide the remainder by the divisor to give a fraction, simplifying where possible, and make approximations; use long division to divide 4-digit by 2-digit numbers, and use a systematic approach to solve problems

22

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra Fractions, ratio and proportion

Generalise a relationship between pairs of numbers, express simple formulae in words, then using letters; describe and continue sequences, generalise to predict the tenth term, begin to generalise a term in a sequence using n to stand for the number of the term in a sequence; describe ratio and use ratio to solve problems; find fractions and simplify ratios

Summer Term 1

23

Number and place value

Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Revise reading, writing, comparing and ordering numbers with up to seven digits and decimal numbers with up to three decimal places; revise rounding decimal numbers to the nearest tenth and whole number; revise rounding big numbers to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, hundred thousand and million; revise locating a number on a number line marking numbers it lies between; revise comparing and ordering negative numbers including calculating differences between negative numbers and positive and negative numbers

24

Number and place value

Mental addition and subtraction

Written addition and subtraction

Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra Geometry: properties of shapes

Revise adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimal numbers using mental and written methods; revise finding percentages of numbers, converting fractions, decimals and percentages and making comparisons using percentages; revise how brackets can be used in calculation problems, revise the order of operations for calculations involving the four operations; revise solving missing number problems using inverse operations; revise using trial and improvement to solve equations involving one or two unknowns, and find missing lengths and angles

25

Mental addition and subtraction

Fractions, ratio and proportion

Written multiplication and division Mental multiplication and division Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Number and place value (NPV)

Revise scaling, using mental strategies for multiplying and dividing; revise solving problems involving rate; revise multiplying pairs of 2-digit numbers and finding factors of 2-digit numbers; multiply 3-digit and 4-digit numbers including decimals by whole 1-digit numbers and solve word problems involving multiplication of money and measures; use a systematic approach to solve problems involving multiplication and division, including long multiplication of 3-digit and 4-digit numbers and decimals

26

Written multiplication and division (WMD); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Number and place value (NPV); Statistics (STA); Geometry: position and direction (GPD)

Revise using short division to find unit fractions of amounts, including decimals, and round answers to money problems according to the context; revise using long division to divide 4-digit by 2-digit numbers, giving remainders as a fraction, simplifying where possible; revise using long division to divide 3-digit and 4-digit numbers by numbers between 10 and 30, writing the fractional part of the answer as a decimal where equivalents are known; revise calculating the mean average; revise reading and marking coordinates in all four quadrants, draw simple polygons and find missing coordinates on a polygon or line

Summer Term 2

27

Number and place value

Fractions, ratio and proportion Measurement


Revise equivalence simplifying fractions and changing improper fractions into mixed numbers and vice versa; revise adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators, including those which give answers greater than 1; revise multiplying pairs of fractions and multiplying and dividing fractions by whole numbers; solving problems involving ratios; read intermediate points off scales

28

Geometry: properties of shapes Measurement

Statistics

Revise properties and classification of 2D shapes, drawing 2D shapes using ruler, protractor and compasses, parts of a circle and angles in polygons; revise calculating missing angles by knowing angle facts; use a protractor to measure and draw angles in degrees; identify and name acute, right, obtuse and reflex angles; understand perimeter, area and volume; find the perimeter of rectangles, find the area of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles, and find the volumes of cubes and cuboids; revise reading and interpreting different types of data display

29

Number and place value

Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Geometry: position and direction

Written multiplication and division

Use mathematical reasoning to investigate and solve problems, and to estimate and predict; solve problems using doubling, solve calculations with enormous numbers; find out about famous mathematicians including Brahmagupta and John Napier and use their different methods to multiply; use lattice multiplication to solve multiplications of 2-, 3- and 4-digit numbers; begin to compare historical multiplication methods

30

Number and place value Problem solving, reasoning and algebra

Geometry: properties of shapes

Explore binary numbers; solve mathematical puzzles; including using multiplication facts, find digital roots and look for patterns; explore Fibonacci sequences and Pythagoras' theorem

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