Year 6 Spring

Welcome to Year 6.  We are looking forward to another exciting, yet busy term.

Our class ambassadors are Lewis & Liv and our student council representatives are Sam D & Sophia.

Year 6 eco-rangers are Isobel & Jacob and e-safety representatives are Tom W and Leah.

Children from Year 6 lead the Worship Committee for the school and our representatives are: Olivia, Leah, Lewis, Devon, Jacob, Tom W, James, Sam D and Lauren.

This term, in English we are continuing to focus on improving our reading skills, where there will now be an increased emphasis on exploring vocabulary and using inference & deduction to understand and discuss texts. 

Our writing will focus on developing our sentence structure and improving our written work in a range of genres, through using a variety of interesting ISPACE openers, powerful vocabulary and more sophisticated punctuation. 

There will be lots of fun to be had, as we will be reading a range of poetry, looking at techniques used to help with rhyme and rhythm and how we use these to give performance through poetry.   We will also explore the texts Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, and Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz to write letters, diary extracts, character descriptions, narratives and biographies. 

In Maths we will be developing our skills with a real emphasis on place value, calculations, fractions, decimals and statistics.  Our work will develop our reasoning and mastery of concepts taught, 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 exploring how plants & animals have adapted and evolved over time.  We will study the life and theories of Charles Darwin and write biographies based on the life and finds of Mary Anning.  The children enjoyed our topic last term on ‘Forces' & ‘Light’ and took part in various practical investigations.

You can find out how fossils are formed by clicking here.

In Geography, we are finding out about mountain environments around the world.  We are using maps to locate mountain ranges in the UK, Europe and across the world, whilst investigating the climates, flora and fauna common to these environments. We will study Everest in more detail and the children will be creating information texts relating to Edmund Hillary.  

Next we will be linking our History topic, based on exploration through time – with a focus on Tudor exploration - to our Geography topic on ‘Shakespeare’s Stratford’, where we will explore the effects of tourism and carry out fieldwork studies in the local town of Stratford-upon-Avon.

The children were so enthusiastic during our computing and DT unit, using Crumble to control a light sensor within a nightlight they had designed and made (photos to follow).  We are now starting our topic ‘We are bloggers’, which we know the children are really excited about.

After half term, we will begin our new topic in Food Technology, where we will look at different types of seasonal vegetables to use in our own healthy recipes for soup.

Our RE curriculum is here and this term we are using 'Understanding Christianity' to explore ‘‘How far does following God bring Freedom and Justice?". We will be looking at the ‘People of God,’ exploring and discussing a variety of bible stories including the 10 Commandments and the life of Moses and see how the Bible still influences the actions of Christians today.

If you need to contact the Year 6 class teachers, please use the email addresses below (although, if it is an urgent matter, please contact us via the main school office) :

Mrs Pepin pepin.c@welearn365.com

Mrs Boak boak.a@welearn365.com

We are looking forward to another enjoyable and successful term in Year 6.

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