Welcome To Year Six – Mrs Dearing, Miss Swain and Mrs Thornton.
Welcome Year 6! We have a great year ahead of which will involve lots of hard work but also lots of fun as we work towards our SAT’s exams in May. This half term we have an exciting few weeks ahead of us - with lots of great things planned. Here is our learning journey for the half term ahead...
There will be a heavy focus on SPAG this half term. We will then use this knowledge to improve our writing through a range of genres. We will be reading the book Kensuke’s Kingdom written by Michael Morpurgo. We will be designing missing posters, writing a guide on how to survive on a desert island and writing our own comics based on the story.
After analysing the tests that the children completed last week, our maths work will be tailored towards narrowing the gaps that the children have as we try and prepare them for their SATs. We will be focusing heavily on fractions, decimals and percentages as well as shape and position and movement.. Throughout our maths work there will be a strong focus on problem solving, reasoning and mental arithmetic.
Our science topic this half term is “Evolution and Inheritance”. The children will investigate how living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information.. Children will identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
Our Topic for the first half term will have a focus on Desert Islands and survival to link with our book Kensuke’s Kingdom.. We will develop our survival skills by building shelters in the forest area, we will draw and interpret maps and we will create art work based on deserted islands as well as creating rainforest soundscapes, developing our own computer games. We will also be going on a trip to the Monkey Forest in Trentham to understand how animals adapt to their environments