Welcome to Year 6!
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Throughout the term we will be aspiring to be like our school captains: resilient, reflective, resourceful and reciprocal. The values of these four captains are instilled into all that we do, and the children are encouraged to incorporate these traits in their learning.
All of our writing this term will be focused around the book “Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Michael Morpurgo. This book is about a boy who gets shipwrecked onto a desert island. As well as practising our reading skills in a variety of different ways, we will be taking all writing opportunities from this text. We will be writing diary entries as a castaway, creating our own travel brochure about a holiday on a desert island, as well as writing our own narratives about shipwrecks. We will be practising our spelling, grammar and punctuation skills continuously throughout the term while we are writing.
In Maths, we will be continuing to focus on the four main calculations- addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As well as looking at a range of graphs and position and movement. This will be done through practical activities and challenges. Year 6 have been using their skills so far to answer a variety of calculations on the arithmetic paper, this term we will be extending this by using their knowledge learnt to answer a range of reasoning questions.
In science this term we will begin by learning about the human body. We will be learning about the digestive system, and the job of all the different organs. Then, we will move onto learning about DNA and genetics. We will be practising all of our scientific enquiry skills and will be applying them to practical investigations throughout the term.
In year 6 this term our topic is Globe Trotters. Over the course of the term, the children will be learning in depth about each continent. They will discuss and evaluate the similarities and differences between England and the rest of the world. They will also learn about currency, climates and trade links. In addition to this, they will be learning about significant rivers, mountains and volcanoes. We will also be studying the capitals of countries, and learning how to locate places on a map. In art, we will be learning cartography, which will be linked to the text that we are studying in English.
We will continue to send out weekly spellings, to be tested every Friday. These spellings are uploaded onto Spelling Shed, which each child has a log in for. We will also be taking the Superhero times table tests every week. Children have been given their monster SATs log ins, which they can use at home. Reading diaries are checked every Tuesday morning.