Year 6 are the oldest children in our school. Working with Mr Chambers (teacher), Mrs Wheatley and Mrs Baker (TAs), we are an eager, kind, caring and enthusiastic bunch and are always keen to face new challenges! Mrs Gill likes it when we go and share our learning with her, she even comes to teach us every now and then! We work hard and try our best each and every day. We had a wonderful time attending the school's Robin Wood residential in January. This year we will also visit Kelham Island and Crucial Crew, camp on the school field and participate in Cycling Proficiency training (Bikeability) and (hopefully) land starring roles in the school's production of The Lion King during the summer term. Year 6 is all about striving to do our best, challenging ourselves and persevering.
In the Autumn term we began our Enterprise project, Make £5 Blossom. We held a 'Christmas Exttravaganza' to sell our products on the 8th December. We will also be selling items at this years' Summer Fair.
This half term (Spring), we are continuing our topic, 'Stargazers'. We will learn about the way light travels, we will design and conduct fair tests and we will study the Space Race using a range of historical sources. In English, we will continue to study 'Cosmic', producing explanation texts and discussions as well as a studying myths and legends. We will read a range of texts, looking at vocabulary in context and authorial intent. We will revise verb tenses, focusing on indentifying and writing in different tenses for differet purposes. In maths, we will study percentages, algebra and ratio, as well as revising shape and graphs in preparation for the SATs afer Easter.
This term our topic is Africa. We will be learning about the geography and history of Ethiopia, comparing this to the UK. Ins science, we will learn about the organs of the human body and how to keep these healthy. We will examine fossil records, learn about African flora and fauna study the parts of plants, reproduction and seed dispersal. In computing, we will continue our work on programming using iPads and Spheros. As artists, we will use a range of media (paint, clay, printing) to produce our own versions of Tinga Tinga art.
Our novel study focus this half term is The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird. The novel is set in Ethiopia and focusses on the lives of street children in the capital, Addis Ababa. This book has been chosen as it contains rich and vibrant themes, settings and characters, providing many opportunities to develop reading and writing skills. Although this book is suitable for children in upper key stage two and is used in primary schools across the country, there are two instances of inappropriate language in the novel. Please note that when we study this text with the children, we will be using a censored version of the text in order that children are not exposed to strong language in school.
Should you have any questions regarding our class novel, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.
This half term, our maths will focus on completing our ratio topic and revising key areas of maths in preparation for the key stage two tests in May: number, fractions, decimals, percentages, shape and graph work.
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