Year 6 have returned to school with lots of exciting stories, as well as their usual enthusiasm and engagement.
In English, we have started to focus on improving reading skills, where there will be an increased emphasis on using inference and deduction. In writing we will be working at sentence level to improve interesting openers, use powerful vocabulary and more sophisticated punctuation. There will be lots of fun to be had as we will be producing written pieces of work to persuade people to do things they don’t really want to do and writing instructions & explanations, alongside revision on spelling, grammar and punctuation.
In Maths we will be developing our skills with a real emphasis on mental maths and mastery of concepts, so that we can use and apply our maths in various problems and everyday life. This is reflected in the tasks the children will be asked to complete at home.
Science this term includes work on evolution and inheritance where we will be finding out about fossils plus how plants & animals have adapted and evolved over time. We will study the life and theories of Charles Darwin and write biographies based on this famous scientist. The children enjoyed our topic last term on ‘Forces' and took part in various practical investigations, including designing and testing pulley systems (see photos below).
You can find out how fossils are formed by clicking here.
After half term, we will begin to investigate materials and their properties in Science.
We will then begin our new topic in Food Technology, where we will look at different types of vegetables to use in recipes for quiches, to be served with a healthy salad.
In Geography, we are finding out about rainforest environments around the world. We are using maps to locate rainforests and investigating climates, flora and fauna common to these environments. We will study the Amazon rainforest in more detail and the children will be creating information texts relating to this.
You can find out lots of interesting information about rainforests by clicking here and find out more information about the flora (plants) and fauna (animals) that live in the rainforests by clicking here.
Our History topic after half term is based on how schools have changed over time and focuses on the impact of the Victorian era on education.
We are looking forward to another enjoyable and successful term in Year 6.