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Year 6

Week beginning:  27.01.20

In order to write a good flashback adventure story, children will be learning how to:

  • Draw the reader in by opening with a dramatic sentence
  • Show how the characters feel by what they do
  • Show what the characters are thinking by using a rhetorical question
  • Guide the reader through the story using time adverbials
  • Show the reader what, how and when things are happening by using a variety of adverbials
  • Use a ‘flashback phrase’ to signal to the reader that this is what happened previously
  • Make strong, effective verb choices
  • Use speech to move the story forward
  • Use punctuation for effect (! ? ; )

Lesson objectives for the week:

  • Associate a fraction with division and calculate decimal fraction equivalents [for example, 0.375] for a simple fraction [for example, 3/8].
  • Solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy.
  • Calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm3) and cubic metres (m3), and extending to other units [for example, mm3 and km3].



The focus this week will be on looking at planets within the solar system. Children will be thinking about:

Which of the planets do they think are the biggest?

Which do they think are the smallest?

Do they know which planets are closest to the Sun and the Earth?

How does the Earth (and other planets) move in relation to the Sun?

Children will then make their own scale model of the solar system, to compare the size of the planets and their distance from the Sun.

Parents can help their child by…

*ensuring children complete their homework. Homework is handed out on Friday and should be returned by Tuesday.

*listening to your child read at least 3 times a week and signing their pupil planners.

*recapping the passport tasks for your child's next passport.

*encouraging them to continue to develop speed and accuracy in times tables and division facts for up to 12x12 by using TT Rock Stars.