Year 6 2021 - 2022
Miss Tyrer 6LT
Hi everyone! I am Miss Tyrer, and I am delighted to be entering my 6th year of teaching at Woodlands Primary School. I cannot wait to spend another year as part of such an exciting and creative school, and I am thrilled to be continuing my journey as a Year 6 teacher.
I have a real passion for Maths, and I am incredibly proud to be the Maths subject leader for Woodlands. Even though I found the subject a challenge when I was at school, I love teaching children to become confident mathematicians, able to apply their understanding of mathematical concepts to challenging and complex problems.
When I am not in school, I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with family and friends and going climbing and bouldering. You will often find me at Boulder Hut (with my brother Ben), climbing the walls and trying not to fall off! If I am not out climbing, I am usually in the gym or watching football because I am a huge fan of the game.
I believe that in order to succeed it is vital to work as a team and support one another through all of the exciting challenges a new year can bring. I cannot wait to get to know you all better and learn all about your hopes, dreams and aspirations!
Miss Moore 6IM
Hi! I am Miss Moore and this will be my third year at Woodlands Primary School. I can't wait to have the privilege of teaching our class again in Year 6.
I am particularly passionate about maths and I enjoy teaching fun and engaging science lessons. I am the computing subject lead at Woodlands and my favourite thing is planning new and creative ways to use technology in the classroom across school. I also love teaching art and SMSC because they can be such meaningful and expressive subjects.
When I am not in school, I enjoy watching live music, watching Manchester City and other football teams and spending time with my friends and family.
I can't wait to learn even more about all of you in your final year at Woodlands and be a part of your wonderful journey in Year 6.
Let's make this our best year ever!
Welcome to Year 6!
Our topic this half term is...
In this topic, children will be introduced to the legacies left behind by those from early Islamic
Civilizations. They will learn about some of the differences in way of life between citizens of Baghdad
and London around 900 AD. They will also research influential figures who undertook challenges and
made fascinating discoveries, such as Ibn Battuta and Caliph Al-Mansur. We will build on our historical
enquiry skills by investigating valid historical questions and examining the reliability of sources.
In Literacy this term, we will be reading The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde.
The children always played in the Giant's garden, but when he returned after years away, he said, 'What are you doing here?' and the children fled.
'My own garden is my own garden,' said the Giant; 'anyone can understand that, and I will allow nobody to play in it but myself.'
Oscar Wilde's classic tale of forgiveness is one of the most beautiful stories in the English language. With magnificent illustrations by Ritva Voutila, this is a book for the whole family to treasure.
- Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action
- Recognise vocabulary and structures for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms.
- Use passive verbs (the passive voice)
- Edit and improve vocabulary and cohesive devices
- Use semi-colons to mark boundaries between independent clauses
The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde
High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
The Happy Prince and Other Tales is a collection of five stories: 'The Happy Prince', 'The Nightingale and the Rose', 'The Selfish Giant', 'The Devoted Friend', and 'The Remarkable Rocket'. The Happy Prince stars the statue of the Prince, who persuades a swallow to deliver his gold and jewels to the poor and needy in his city.
- Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions); justify with evidence
- Make comparisons within and across texts
- Evaluate authors’ language choice, including figurative language
This half term, we will look at decimals and percentages as part of our new unit of work as well algebra!
In our decimals and percentages topic, we will:
1. Identify the value of each digit in numbers given to three decimal places.
2. Multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000 giving answers up to 3 decimal places.
3. Multiply one digit numbers with up to 2dp by whole numbers.
4. Use written division methods in cases where the answer has up to two decimal places.
5. Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.
6. Solve problems involving the calculation of percentages [for example, of measures such as 15% of 360].
7. Solve problems involving the use of percentages for comparisons.
8. Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages including in different contexts.
In our algebra topic, we will:
1. Use simple formulae
2. Generate and describe linear number sequences
3. Express missing number problems algebraically
4. Find pairs of numbers that satisfy an equation with two unknowns
5. Find the number of possibilities of combinations of two variables
Year 6 will have P.E and COJOs on Thursdays and Fridays.
Please ensure children have a weather-appropriate kit for these P.E. days, which includes a white top and black/navy joggers/shorts.