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Welcome to Year 6

This term we will be continuing to work as hard as possible in prepare for SATs!

Our English topics will all be linked to our IPC unit, with a focus on Extreme Survivors. We will be looking at the film Madagascar and producing argumentative writing, descriptions, non-chronological reports and newspaper reports. Maths lessons will continue to follow the new National Curriculum and will be in four differentiated groups.

Please continue to work with your child at home and support them with their learning. Children should be practising their times tables and spellings at home as much as possible as well as reading every day. They should also be making use of online learning websites accessible via the school website. Weekly spellings will be sent home – please work with your children to ensure they achieve their best.

We hope to see lots of hard work and progress this half term now that the children have settled in.

Mrs Thorn, Miss Roberts and Mr McAllan

Staff in Year 6

Mrs Thorn teaches in Kestrel Class, Mr McAllan in Raven Class and Miss Roberts in Starling Class
Mr Wieder teaches maths, Mr Field teaches PE,
Mrs Hamblin music and Mrs Desai also works here.
Mrs Bissell and Mrs Brown are Teaching Assistants.

National Curriculum Year 6

Homework

Maths is always set on www.mymaths.co.uk. Homework will also be set in one of 3 CGP Maths books. Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned by Wednesday. 

Please continue to read with your child each day. We use two online learning programmes to support reading: Bug Club and Accelerated Reader. The children have their log-ins and should be visiting these sites regularly.  Our expectation is that your child should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day either independently or with an adult and complete an Accelerated Reader quiz after finishing the book. This will help prepare them for the reading SATs paper.
 

Jigsaw PSHE

Y6 - Jigsaw Jem

Our mascot, Jigsaw Jem, will be helping us as we explore this term's Jigsaw puzzle "Celebrating Differences".

Curriculum Information Autumn 2017

English
During our English lessons, we will primarily be concentrating on developing the children’s writing. The areas we will be covering are non-fiction texts such as non-chronological reports and argumentative writing. There will be focussed lessons on reading comprehension, grammar and spelling each week.

Maths
The year group is also divided into four groups for maths to enable us to deal more effectively for each child’s individual needs. The groups are not fixed and there will be movement between them. 

RE
This term we will be studying .

PE
This term we will be doing dance and games.  The games sessions will be taken by Mr Field, our specialist PE teacher. Children should wear shorts, T-shirts and plimsolls when inside and can wear trainers and tracksuits outside as the weather gets colder. Long hair should be tied back. In line with our school uniform policy, the only earrings permitted are small plain studs.  All classes have PE on Monday and Thursday.

Topic

Extreme Survivors

If you lived in an extremely harsh environment, for example, in the driest desert or in the coldest place on Earth your body and behaviour would need to adapt in order to survive. So a cactus in the desert adapts by growing a thick stem to store water and a walrus develops layers of fat to survive the cold. But how would you survive if you were a small fish in the deepest, darkest ocean?

In Science, we’ll be finding out:

  • How living things survive in the hot, dry desert
  • How animals adapt to living in freezing cold temperatures
  • About the fish that live in the deepest parts of the ocean
  • How cave-dwelling creatures adapt to life inside the cave
  • How animals live in the highest places on Earth
  • Which invertebrates live in micro-habitats
  • About a variety of food chains and webs
  • About the effects of global warming

In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

  • How to make a bathy scope

In International, we’ll be finding out:

  • Which world habitats and species deserve protection
  • How charities support endangered species and habitats

Homework

The ‘Extreme Survivors’ topic homework will last 4 weeks. We suggest that your child completes the tasks weekly, however we will not collect this in until the 16th of December.  Please ask your child to collect another sheet if they have lost it.
Maths is always set on www.mymaths.co.uk. Homework will also be set in one of 3 CGP Maths books. Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned by Wednesday. 

Please continue to read with your child each day. We use two online learning programmes to support reading: Bug Club and Accelerated Reader. The children have their log-ins and should be visiting these sites regularly.  Our expectation is that your child should be reading for at least 20 minutes a day either independently or with an adult and complete an Accelerated Reader quiz after finishing the book. This will help prepare them for the reading SATs paper.

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