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Year 6 have been exploring volume. We use multi-link cubes to make cubes and cuboids and then used our formula to calculate the volume. L x W x H = volume!

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Spring Newsletter

Year 6 is the class of St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres

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To you Saint Martin de Porres

we prayerfully lift up our hearts

filled with serene confidence and devotion.

Mindful of your unbounded and helpful charity

to all levels of society and also of your meekness and humility

of heart, we offer our petitions to you.

Pour out upon our families the precious gifts of your generous intercession;

show to the people of every race and every colour

the paths of unity and of justice;

implore from our Father in heaven the coming of his kingdom,

so that through mutual benevolence in God

men may increase the fruits of grace and merit

the rewards of eternal life.

Amen.

St Martin de Porres

Feast Day 3rd November

St Martin de Porres was born at Lima, Peru, in 1579. His father was a Spanish gentleman and his mother a black freed-woman from Panama. At fifteen, he became a lay brother at the Dominican Friary at Lima and spent his whole life there as a barber, farm laborer, almoner, and infirmarian among other things.

 

Martin had a great desire to go off to some foreign mission and thus earn the palm of martyrdom. However, since this was not possible, he made a martyr out of his body, devoting himself to ceaseless and severe penances. In turn, God endowed him with many graces and wondrous gifts, such as, aerial flights and bilocation.

 

St Martin's love was all-embracing, shown equally to humans and to animals, including vermin, and he maintained a cats and dogs hospital at his sister's house. He also possessed spiritual wisdom, demonstrated in his solving his sister's marriage problems, raising a dowry for his niece inside of three day's time, and resolving theological problems for the learned of his Order and for bishops. A close friend of St Rose of Lima, this saintly man died on November 3, 1639 and was canonized on May 6, 1962.

End of Year Expectations

for Year 6

 

The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.

 

All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and part of your child’s lessons. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.

 

If you have any queries regarding these expectations or would like support in knowing how best to help your child with them, please talk to the class teacher.

 

Reading

 

  • Read a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and reference books.

  • Refer to text to support opinions and predictions.

  • Give a view about choice of vocabulary, structure, etc.

  • Distinguish between fact and opinion.

  • Appreciate how a set of sentences has been arranged to create maximum effect.

  • Recognise:

    • complex sentences with more than one subordinate clause

    • phrases which add detail to sentences

  • Explain how a writer has used sentences to create particular effects.

  • Skim and scan to aide note-taking.

     

    Writing

     

  • Use subordinate clauses to write complex sentences.

  • Use passive voice where appropriate.

  • Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely (e.g. The fact that it was raining meant the end of sports day).

  • Use a sentence structure and layout matched to requirements of text type.

  • Use semi-colon, colon or dash to mark the boundary between independent clauses.

  • Use colon to introduce a list and semi colon within a list.

  • Use correct punctuation of bullet points.

  • Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity.

  • Use full range of punctuation matched to requirements of text type.

  • Use wide range of devices to build cohesion within and across paragraphs.

  • Use paragraphs to signal change in time, scene, action, mood or person.

  • Write legibly, fluently and with increasing speed.

     

    Mathematics

     

  • Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.

  • Compare and order numbers up to 10,000,000.

  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.

  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.

  • Identify the value of each digit to 3 decimal places.

  • Use knowledge of order of operations to carry out calculations involving four operations.

  • Multiply:

    • 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers

  • Divide:

    • phrases 4-digit by 2-digit numbers

  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers.

  • Multiply simple pairs of proper fractions, writing the answer in the simplest form.

  • Divide proper fractions by whole numbers.

  • Calculate percentage of whole number.

     

Year 6 visited the Muriel Street Care Home to spread some Christmas joy to the residents. The children sang all the songs from their Nativity show as well as some traditional Christmas carols. The residents greatly enjoyed the beautiful music and were especially impressed by our wonderful soloists!

Well done, Year 6! Merry Christmas!

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