Welcome to year 6, I hope you have all had a restful summer and are as excited as we are to begin the new school year. Year 6 is a very exciting year – there is lots to do and lots to look forward to. The residential at Robinwood is on the 6th – 8th Nov – more details to follow. Homework will be set on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday. Year 6 P.E. day will be on Thursday.
Our topic for this half term is Survival. We will start off by exploring/locating countries using our fantastic 4D classroom. We will link camouflage in through art and explore evolution and inheritance in Science.
In English we will carry out research, write and present a biography. We will be using a combination of skimming, scanning and close reading across a text to locate specific detail. The children will also prepare formal presentations in small groups. We will start by looking at the biography of Malala Yousufzai. The children will then study a range of other biographies, before they write a biography of their own. We will also be reading Running Wild by Bear Grylls to link with our survival topic. We will finish this half term by writing by writing a survival/adventure story based on a plot inspired by a novel.
In Maths we are working with numbers up to 10,000,000 Children will work towards becoming competent at reasoning questions. They will be calculating using the four mathematical operations and so it is important that children regularly practise their multiplication and division facts both at home and in school. During this first half term we will concentrate in securing all the multiplication facts and related division facts.
In Science we will be looking at Evolution and Inheritance, the children will recognise that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago. They will recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind but not identical to their parents. They will also learn that animals and plants adapt to suit their environment and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
In Geography, we will be locating countries. We will be using maps to focus on Europe including Russia. We will identify the position and significance of latitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Greenwich Meridian and time zones.
Art & Design
In artwe will explore the theme of camouflage within the natural world. We will explore images and develop drawings and paintings which experiment with camouflage.
Please feel free to come and have a chat with us in Year 6 as we want to work together to support your child in the best way possible. We are determined to ensure that every child in Year 6 achieves the best possible results this year!
Mrs Y Lulat Mrs S Momoniat
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant