Year 6

Welcome Back to Year 6  - Summer 1

 

Term 5 – Pharaohs

 

Travel back on our class journey to the realms of Ancient Egypt to make fantastic discoveries. While cruising along the River Nile, we will enter a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. We will unravel the secrets of the ancient tombs using some historical sources and look at old-fashioned artefacts. Continuing our journey, we will explore the powerful Pharaohs and their importance. Join in and become an apprentice and work for Ramose - he’s a chief embalmer. Help him to prepare a body for its journey into the afterlife.

 

Writing

 

As Writers this term we will be exploring two non-fiction writing compositions. Within our first writing journey, we will be exploring the key features of explanation texts and learning about mummification to inform our planning and writing development within this writing genre. Throughout the second nonfiction journey, we will be composing a short playscript with clear features and layout. We will be including key features within our grammar and punctuation and further develop our editing and up levelling skills. Our journey in spelling, punctuation and grammar will continue, so that we can feel very secure with our skills.

Some information about writing an explanation text: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk69g7h

 

Reading

 

Our class book this term is: Boy in the Tower by Polly-Ho-Yen. We will continue to explore vipers within Guided Reading; our skills of explaining and inferencing will be further developed this term.

 

Mathematics

 

As Mathematicians we will continue to develop our confidence in our skills within decimals to understand the size of decimals and how we can calculate efficiently with them. We will then focus on ratio and proportion, where we will look closely at scale factor and how this can change the size. With Statistics we will have the opportunity to develop our skills in charts and graphs and to develop our understanding of reading pie charts and also drawing them. We will finish off the term by focussing on properties of shape within our Geometry learning. Throughout our Mathematics learning, we will continue to develop our fluency within our mathematics facts.

Links for practicing skills are:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Science

 

As Scientists we will be exploring how important forces and magnets are within the living world. Through investigation we will discover more about how friction can be very helpful and also about what air resistance is. We will focus closely on gears, levers and pulleys to understand how these work and how they can be helpful with different actions too.

For learning more about water and air resistance use the link:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4qtvcw/articles/zfvmt39

 

History

 

Within History, we will discover some of the mysteries about Ancient Egypt through looking closely at a range of primary and secondary sources. We will also focus on looking closely at key artefacts to learn more about the past. The famous Pharaohs will be of great importance and we will learn more about the people’s lifestyles and culture.

 

Geography

 

Within Geography, we will be focussing on why the River Nile was of great importance to the people of Ancient Egypt and why they relied on this. We will be using our knowledge and skills to locate Egypt and look closely at the geographical and physical features of the area and why this is important to the people of Egypt now. In studying Egypt, we will also look closely at the Human features and look at similarities and differences between other places.

 

Art

 

As Artists, we will be developing our skills further to create innovative art of a historic value by designing and creating drawings of tomb artefacts within our sketch books. We will then explore canopic jars first through research, then by drawing our clear ideas and finally by creating them using a range of skills and techniques. Finally, we will be finding out more about Hieroglyphics and creating our own Hieroglyphic codes.

 

DT

 

As Design Technologists, we will be developing our skills within understanding how organic produce is grown and how we can create our own products. We will also be creating jars and tombs from a range of modelling materials.

 

Religious Education

 

Within Religious Education, we will continue to learn more about Christianity and how different branches of Christianity believe slightly different things about their God. We will focus on the rites of passage for this religion.

 

French

 

Within French this term, we will be exploring how we can develop our past tense verb phrases and how we can link in other key verbs and times to develop our phrases further.

 

Music

 

As Musicians, we will use our listening and appraising skills that we have learnt to focus on a selection of songs, but particularly that of a selection of songs within ‘Music and Me’. Following our appraisal of the songs we will then look to create our own songs and musical composition.

 

P.H.S.E

 

We will continue to develop our skills within ‘’What will change as we become more independent?'' and ‘'How do friendships change as we grow?''

 

P.E.

 

Within P.E. we will continue to explore non-contact sports and the importance of communication within our games. We will learn more about verbal and non-verbal communication.

 

Computing

 

Within Computing, we will be exploring what ‘Stop Motion’ is and how we can use this to create a small video clip. Within this learning, we will develop our skills in taking photographs of small changes and putting together the photos within a clear sequence.

 

Any questions please ask.

Looking forward to an exciting, engaging term.

Mrs Norman, Mrs Wilshire and Mrs Reeves.

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back to Year 6

 

Term 4 – Darwin’s Delights

For daily home learning please visit the Padlet and join our zoom sessions twice a day at 9.00am and 2.30pm. These links will all be sent to you through the text message service or email.

Step aside and let the journey begin to explore some great scientists of all time including the fabulous Charles Darwin. We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his fantastic crew aboard the HMS Beagle. Can you trace his well-planned route across the vast ocean? Why not stop off at the amazing Galapagos Islands to see the world’s extraordinary species that helped Charles Darwin develop his Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. Do you know what is so special about a Lava lizard or do you know why a blue footed Booby has blue feet? See how the animals adapt to their environments overtime and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists.

 

Writing

As Writers this term we will be exploring a non-fiction and a fiction writing composition. Within non-fiction, we will be exploring the key features of biographies and constructing a biography about the famous Charles Darwin. Throughout our fiction writing, we will be composing a short story including different species of plants and animals. We will be including key features within out grammar and punctuation and further developing our editing and up levelling skills. Our journey in word class will continue, now that we are feeling more confident with many word terms.

Some information about writing a short story: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn

 

Reading

Our class book this term is: Boy in the Tower by Polly-Ho-Yen. We will continue to explore vipers within Guided Reading; our skills of explaining and inferencing will be further developed this term.

 

Mathematics

As Mathematicians we will continue to develop our confidence in our skills in exploring problems around converting units of measurement, perimeter and area within a range of different shapes. We will then focus on developing our knowledge and understanding within ratio and also statistics. Our exploration of a range of graphs and charts will allow us to develop our interpretation, reasoning and problem-solving skills further. We will also continue with our mission of developing our fast pace fluency of facts.

Links for practising skills are: https://ttrockstars.com/ https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Science

As scientists we will be exploring the mysteries of evolution and inheritance. We will closely focus on fossils, discovering what Mary Anning an early palaeontologist learnt. Following this journey, we will discover how living things on earth were different millions of years ago and how species changed and adapted over time. We will discuss how adaptations could lead to evolution. Inheritance is a key

word within this topic, so we will look carefully at how offspring can vary and are not identical to their parents.

For learning more about evolution and inheritance: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-evolutionwatch/zmxry9q https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvhhvcw

 

History

Within History, we will discover some of the world’s famous people including Charles Darwin and what led him to his thought-provoking discoveries that he made.

 

Geography

Within Geography, we will be focused on developing our co-ordinates and map reading skills to discover the route that the famous Charles Darwin had taken. We will then use our skills to plot out and annotate the clear route on the HMS Beagle.

 

Art

As Artists, we will be developing our sketch book skills further by focusing on the study of plants. We will look carefully at using a range of pencil skills to develop annotated sketches about plants in our environment and those that live in others.

 

Religious Education

Within Religious Education, we are continuing to learn more about Hinduism, the rites of passage and the celebrations that take place. We will continue to make comparisons between different religions too.

 

French

Within French this term, we will be exploring how we can develop our vocabulary to develop past tense phrases that we can both feel confident in vocalising and writing.

 

Music

As Musicians, we will make use of listening and appraising skills that we have learnt to focus on a selection of songs, but particularly that of You’ve got a friend by Carole King. We will focus on the tempo, rhythm and vocals of the song. As composers we will then create our own short piece of music, that will show those qualities.

 

P.H.S.E

We will continue to develop our skills about ‘How can the media influence people?’. Our focus will be to look how images can be shown to portray a certain feeling.

 

P.E.

Within P.E. we will continue to explore non-contact sports and the importance of communication within our games. We will learn more about verbal and non-verbal communication.

 

Computing

Within Computing, we will be exploring the basics of computer networking and recognising the similarities and differences between the world wide web and the internet. 

Within this journey, we will discover basic networks, how ‘clouds’ work and how systems run.

Any questions please ask,

Looking forward to an amazing, adventurous term

Mrs Norman

 

Welcome Back to Year 6

Happy New Year!

Term 3 – Stargazers

For daily home learning please visit the Padlet and join our zoom sessions twice a day at 9.00am and 2.30pm. These links will all be sent to you through the text message service or email. 

Let’s journey through Space and take a magnificent trip to discover the Solar system, the stars and the planets, which will reveal the amazing wonders of the nights sky. Throughout our adventure, we will research, read and discuss information texts about our incredible depths of space including the solar system, the sun, the planets and the constellations. On our journey we will discover inspirational astronomical discoveries by many famous people including Galileo, Isaac Newton and Neil Armstrong

Writing

As writers this term we will be exploring two non-fiction and one fiction writing compositions. Our first unit of writing will be to further discover more about persuasive writing and to create clear persuasive articles about ’How fascinating space is’ or ‘Astronomical Discoveries are incredible’. Our second non-fiction composition will be based on ‘Should people go to space?’. This will focus closely on the pros and cons of space travel and how we can creatively write this piece. Throughout our writing, we will continue to develop our punctuation and grammar understanding within daily learning.

Some information about persuasive writing:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zv7fqp3/articles/zr8cmfr

Reading

Our class book this term is: Northern Lights by Phillip Pullman. We will continue to explore vipers within Guided Reading, building on our inferencing and summarising skills.

Mathematics

As Mathematicians we will continue with our journey of developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving within the areas of Geometry, Decimals, Percentages and Algebra. We will continue to develop our mathematical proficiency through practicing and embedding our ‘Five a Day’ arithmetic skills.

Links for practising skills are:

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Science

As scientists we will be exploring the amazing solar system within Earth and Space. We will research and learn more about the sun, the stars and the planets and in particular planet Earth.  Exploration into how day and night is created and the amazing moon phases will give us more knowledge about our planet.

For learning more about Space:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zkbbkqt

https://classroom.thenational.academy/units/space-5857

History

Within History, we will discover some significant individuals who influenced others with their astronomical discoveries, including Isaac Newton.

Design and Technology

As design technologists, we will be exploring how we can create space vehicles by using a different range of techniques and designs. We will then explore our techniques and skills in creating a ‘Spacescape’ using a range of sewing skills.

Art

As Artists, we will be exploring a range of sketches to explain the moon phases. We will then be creating and explaining the clear moon phases using a range of printing techniques.

Religious Education

Within Religious Education, we are continuing to learn more about Islam and their key beliefs.

French

Within French this term, we will be exploring about school in France, school uniform and school subjects and exploring our oracy within these areas. We will also be developing our conversation skills in giving our opinions.

Music

As Musicians, we will continue to develop our skills with our learning area of ‘A New Year’s Carol’, where we will develop our listening and appraisal skills, our performing and creating skills and how we can evaluate our performances.

P.H.S.E

We will learn about ‘How can the media influence people?’, further developing our facts, views and opinions within this area.

P.E.

PE will continue to be on a Monday and Outdoor PE kit is needed on this day, with no jewellery. Mr Mooney will be exploring more non-contact sports this term.

Computing

Within computing, we will be exploring how we can use a range of programs and apps efficiently to develop our further develop our skills. We will be using presentation apps to create finalised pieces using a range of developed skills.

Homework

Homework will continue to be set every Friday. Please make sure your homework is coming back into school on the following week. A creative curriculum homework will be sent home within week one, which will contain many projects for the term.

Any questions please ask,

Looking forward to an exciting, exploring term.

Mrs Norman

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome Back Year 6! Term 2 – A Child’s War

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’ 

Writing

As writers this term we will be exploring two non-fiction writing compositions. Firstly, we will be exploring writing formal and informal letters and the correct grammar and punctuation that is needed within this genre. Our second non-fiction piece will be diary writing. We will make sure that we are aware of all the key features needed and how we can make our writing the best for our reader. Throughout our writing journey, we will continue to learn and develop our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills. 

Reading

Our class book this term is: Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian. We will continue to explore vipers within Guided Reading, building on our retrieval and inferencing skills. 

Mathematics

As Mathematicians we will continue with our journey of developing our fluency, reasoning and problem solving within the areas of Fractions and Geometry. We will endeavour to develop our confidence and competence within knowledge of fraction facts, addition and subtraction of fractions and also multiplication and division of fractions. Within Geometry, we will develop our skills when using co-ordinates. 

History

Throughout History, we are focussing on looking at key artefacts, sources and historical people within World War Two to find out key information about this time period. We will find out about the chronology and key points in history that happened during this time. 

Geography

Within Geography, we will be exploring lines of latitude and longitude to find countries within Europe. We will also be exploring different countries within Europe: identifying their capital cities; their human features; and also, their physical features. Finally, we will explore complex data from different sources.

Design and Technology

As food technologists, we will be exploring what food was like in WW2 and when it was rationed what staple meals could be made. We will have the opportunity to create a staple dish of the time period. As designers, we will focus on designing and creating an Anderson Shelter from a range of chosen materials and using a range of key techniques.

Religious Education

Within Religious Education, we are continuing to learn more about Buddhism and their guidance that they follow. We will also explore Humanism and what this means.

French

Within French this term, we will be exploring our daily routines and how we can create a short diary entry to show our routines throughout the week. We will be finishing this terms work, by learning a Christmas song in French too.

Music

As Musicians, we will continue to develop our skills in learning new songs and playing key instruments. We will be composing and performing within most lessons.

PHSE

We are continuing with the DARE project this term with Mrs Davies.

P.E.

PE will continue to be on a Monday and Outdoor PE kit is needed on this day, with no jewellery. Mr Mooney will be exploring more non-contact sports and key fundamentals with the class.

Computing

Within computing, we will be exploring programming through using Scratch. We will continue to build our knowledge and understanding in this area and learn how to create our own programs.

Homework

Homework will continue to be set every Friday. Please make sure your homework is coming back into school on the following week. 

Any questions please ask,

Looking forward to an enjoyable, hardworking term.

Mrs Norman

Welcome back to school Year 6!

Term 1 – Sow, Grow, Farm 

As writers, we will be exploring the structure, organisation and content for non-chronological reports. We will be spending time to study key grammar, punctuation and features that are needed within the writing type. Then within our drafting and editing cycle we will use they key elements within our writing. We will then enjoy publishing our beautiful work.  Narrative will then be our next focus within our English journey; we will carefully explore techniques of including key characterisation, setting and atmosphere. 

As Mathematicians, we will be exploring key place value concepts to raising our awareness and understanding within our number system.  We will continue to build our skills within the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. During our five a day practice, we will continue to embed our knowledge and understanding of key facts – applying these to different arithmetic questions. 

As Scientists, we will be exploring the importance of plants and animal life cycles. We will focus closely on the different names of plant parts and the key stages within the life cycle. Exploring questioning and key knowledge will be valuable skills within our Science journey. 

As Geographers, we will be exploring inquiring questions and discovering about different land types within different locations. 

As Historians we will be ordering events within a chronological order and exploring historical enquiry. 

As Musicians, we will be exploring a famous musician and their impact on music today. 

Our P.E. sessions will take place on a Monday PM and the children can come suitably dressed in their outdoor PE kit all day on a Monday ready for these sessions. 

Reading is very important – please make sure that reading is happening everyday.

Any questions please ask.

Looking forward to an enjoyable, exciting first term back!

Mrs Norman and the Year 6 Team.