St. Thomas More

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Newstead Road, Leicester Leicestershire LE2 3TA

0116 2706365

office@st-thomasmore.leicester.sch.uk | @STMleicester

Miss Pereira

Welcome to Year 6 Class Page

This is your final school year! There is so much exciting learning that will take place this year.

Below, you will find:

  • Curriculum map for this year.
  • Information about topics that will be covered in Lent 1.
  • Extra-ordo-nary calendar.
  • Homework information.
  • Appropriate books for upper KS2.
  • Mental health and wellbeing.
  • Grammar and mathematics links that can be used as additional revision tools.
  • Spelling list for this term and year.

Curriculum Map for Year 6 2021-2022

English

This term, the children will be writing a variety of genres:

  1. Twisted traditional tale with an unhappy ending. 
  2. Postcard from prison (traditional tale).
  3. Non-chronological report based on an of interest (Suffragettes).

Whole Class Reading

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school.

Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers, both young and old, to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion, acceptance, friendship, and—ultimately—kindness. Auggie is a hero for the ages, one who proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

History: The Suffragettes

RE Topic: Witnesses

EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar:

 The EXTRA-ORDO-NARY calendar is the liturgical calendar we use as a school. Each week has an accompanying word and theme for our collective worship. We display the calendar and the accompanying word of the week in the classroom and discuss them each week.

For further information on this great resource and many other equally great resources please visit the Nottingham Diocese Catholic Youth Service website.

Homework

Homework will be set on Friday and will need to be completed by the following Wednesday. I have stated below the online platforms the homework will be set on:

Homework help: 

Whiterose Maths Calculation Policy 

I will send out weekly homework updates on Class Dojo.

Appropriate books to read in KS2

How many of these books can you read before the end of KS2? We already made a start to some of them in Year 5 last year. The books that have been blocked out, we will be reading them in class this year, so please do not read them at home.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Make sure you continue to look after yourself!

Click here to access the Mental Wellbeing page on our website

Grammar and Punctuation links

Spellings

Spellings, spellings spellings! This will be a very important component of your writing this year. You are expected to learn spelling most words from the 5 / 6 list.

Please click on the links below to practise the Year 5 and 6 words as well as revise the Year 3 and 4 words (these should all be spelt correctly). 

There will be a test near the end of each term to test these spellings:

Year 5 and 6 word list

Years 3 and 4 word list

Common Exception Words 

 

Weekly Spelling Test List for Pentecost 1