YEAR 6 CLASS PAGE
Welcome back after the Easter holidays! We hope you all had a lovely break and are ready for the SATs that are very soon approaching.
Our topic this term is ‘Extreme Weather’ which many children are already excited about.
We will be exploring a range of extreme weather conditions around the world (plus how humans have faced and overcome these challenging conditions) whilst also comparing them to our own weather in Yorkshire. We will be using the book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ (by William Grill) as a starting point which outlines the insurmountable challenges and extreme weather conditions facing Ernest Shackleton, and his crew, on their epic expedition to the South Pole at the turn of the last century.
In R.E. we will be studying ‘The Transforming Spirit’ and ‘Called to Serve’. There will be an opportunity to contribute to Act of Worship sessions and fully immerse themselves in the spirituality of the school. At home, encourage discussions with children relating to these topics focusing on key terminology and its meaning.
In Mathematics, we will be preparing for our upcoming SATs and continuing to focus on the four operations and how the various methods can be used to solve problems. We will then move on to Outdoor Maths where children will have the opportunity to complete Maths trails combining their Maths knowledge with computing skills. (Further information can be found on the topic plan).
At home, please continue to encourage regular Maths games involving dice, mental calculation of numbers and money, practical use of Maths in shopping and specially to learn their times tables. Make everything relevant to the real world wherever possible.
In English, we will be studying the grammatical features (content and structure) of the following writing genres: Diary, Non-chronological Reports, Autobiography/Biography, Persuasive and Balanced Arguments.
At home, please encourage regular reading of fiction & non-fiction. Promote a love of books and try to allow your child to be given the opportunity to discuss the texts. Through discussion at home, encourage them to develop their vocal expression in their written language. Remember - ‘They have to be able to say it before they can write it.’
In Science, our topic is ‘Let it Shine’ and ‘Circuits’ (Further information can be found on the topic map). At home, encourage their curiosity in the world around them so that they ask questions and seek to find the answers to everyday events.
Physical Education (P.E.) - is on Thursday and Friday afternoons. A lot of children are consistently not bringing their P.E. kits to school. Please ensure your child has a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts and a pair of trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school. As the weather is getting hotter children may bring in a water bottle and wear a plain blue/ black hat also. As always, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small studs, and these must be removed for P.E. for safety. Staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson.
Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school always.
Year 6 Staff : Class Teachers: Miss N. Marray, Miss C. Douglass and Mr. Hutton
Higher Learning Teaching Assistant Mrs. J. Moore
Support Assistants: Ms. K. Oakley & Miss T. Smith
Andy Goldsworthy OBE
6M have been researching the artist Andy Goldsworthy.Andy Goldsworthy OBE is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. We created powerpoint presentations on Goldsworthy to help us get a real insight to his artwork. We then went outside to create our own outdoor artwork based on Goldsworthy's ideas.
6M have designed, sculpted and painted Aztec masks as part of DT during STEAM week
6M have been investigating the changes in place value when it comes to problem solving.
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