Year 6 Home Learning Statements

Term Two

Due to remote learning, Home Learning Statements have not been assigned for this term.

 

Term One

Writing

In writing this term, students are focusing on debates. We began by analysing different debates with a focus on identifying the structure and use of persuasive devices. Students planned, drafted, edited and performed mock debates on a given topic.

Important features of a debate:

  • Organisation and clarity
  • Arguments are supported with researched elaborations
  • Rebuttals
  • Presentation style – tone of voice, expression and body language.

 

Students have developed individual goals based on their feedback, and will focus on improving these throughout the unit. Some of these goals are; elaborating on arguments in greater detail, considering the other point of view, being more confident when arguing a topic, the use of text specific vocabulary,  and to work on structuring a rebuttal.

 

To support this learning at home:

  • Encourage your child to verbally persuade you to let them do something (increase pocket money, play with a friend) with justifiable and valid arguments.
  • Create a conversation around topics such as ‘riding to school is better than driving’ and have them list reasons for both sides.
  • Discuss some persuasive texts e.g. advertisements on TV or print media.
  • Ask your child what topic they have chosen to debate. Ask them to share the information they have researched to date.
  • Discuss persuasive devices (alliteration, facts, opinions, repetition/rhetorical questions, emotive words, statistics, triples) and ask them to give examples.

 

Mathematics

In number this term, we have been focusing on number properties and using efficient mental and written strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. In this unit we are exploring:

  • Prime, composite, square and triangular numbers.
  • Factors and multiples.
  • Addition and subtraction strategies; split, compensation, bridging, jump and hop and the written algorithm.
  • Positive and negative numbers.

 

In measurement, we are exploring area and perimeter and finding formulas to assist calculations. We are learning how to convert between different units of measurement (mm, cm, m, km).

 

To support this learning at home:

  • When you are shopping, ask your child to add the prices together to get used to mentally adding different amounts.
  • Create a ‘wish list’ to estimate and round the total amount.
  • Ask your child to teach you the games they have been playing in class.
  • Calculate the perimeter and area of spaces around the house.
  • Convert between different units of measurement.