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 Holes, by Louis Sachar. We will be taking part in a variety of reading and writing activities, while reading this novel. As well as reading together and practising our retrieval and inference skills, we will also be producing: non-chronological reports about yellow-spotted lizards, newspaper articles, survival guides and diary entries. Throughout all of these lessons, we will be focusing on grammar objectives in the year 6 curriculum, including relative clauses, semi-colons, colons and punctuation for parenthesis. We will be sending home 10 spellings home a week, based on spelling rules from the year 6 curriculum, which we will test every Friday in class.
This term we will begin by learning about ratio and algebra in our lessons. After this, we will be revising translation of shapes, as well as reflection and properties of shapes. In addition to this, the children will be learning to interpret times tables. In preparation for the SATs in May, we will then spend time revising prior learning, including fractions, decimals and percentages. In all of our maths lessons, we will be focusing on ensuring that we are confident with all of our times tables up to 12 x 12. The children will be doing their times table superhero tests each week to help them to solidify these.
In Science this term, we will be learning about DNA and evolution. During this topic, we will be learning about Darwin and the Theory of Evolution. In addition to this, we will be learning about how we as humans adapt, as well as animals.
Our topic this term is Crime and Punishment. We will be studying this alongside our text in English, Holes. We will do this by learning through the ages, beginning with the Roman times, then moving through to the Saxon times, and finishing with the Victorian era. In our topic lessons we will be creating art work, as well as drama activities.
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.