Welcome to Year 6 K!
Autumn 1 2019
We are extremely excited to start a brand new year in Year 6. We are going to have a fantastic year and the children have already made a fantastic start. Below you will find information about what the children will be learning this half term.
Class Teacher: Mr Keegan
Here's what we'll be learning next half term:
In the Autumn term we will be learning about the importance of Place Value and the four rules of number: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.
It is vital that children know their times tables and practice their mental arithmetic.
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In English this half term, we will be developing our reading, grammar and writing skills, whilst focusing on Disney's 'Inside Out' and Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'. As part of our 'Inside Out' project, we will be writing a recount in the role of the different 'emotion' characters. When learning all about the famous Shakespearean play 'Macbeth' we will be getting to grips with that tricky Shakespearean language and learn all about his impact on our modern day vocabulary. Additionally, we will be creating play scripts, writing diary entries and newspaper reports. We may even create our own witches' chants...... bubble, bubble, toil and trouble....
In R.E our topic is Love: the children will be focusing on the love and care of people as well as God's unconditional love. We will be looking at how we can tell we are loved and how we can show our love to others.
Key vocabulary we will be focusing on:
unconditional, forgiveness, mercy, prodigal, parable, reconciliation
Key Questions we will be exploring throughout this topic:
Does love last forever or does it have limits?
Do you have to earn love?
For our topic this term we will be learning about WW1 and Natural Resources. During this topic, the children will be understanding why WW1 began and the countries that were involved. This will be inter-linked with the impact the war had on trade and natural resources around the world. We will be looking at various maps, using the 8 points of a compass and also understanding the 6 figure grid references on OS maps. We will also be using our DT skills to construct our very own WW1 trench. Throughout this topic, the children will be using their history, geography, computing, art and DT skills.
In Science we will be investigating Adaptation and Evolution . In this topic we will be exploring how humans and other animals have developed over time. We will be creating our own creatures, which showcase what animals need to develop to adapt to their ever changing environments. We are also going to become Paleontologists and study fossils.
Your child will be given a learning log with each half term's homework board at the front. The children are able to choose which activity they wish to complete each week from their homework board and we ask that this is completed in their learning log and brought back to school every Friday morning. The children will have chance to share their home learning with their peers on a Friday afternoon.
Additionally, Year 6 will be given a set of spellings for the half term which will be stuck in their spelling homework books. Each week the children must practice each word of the list at least 5 times and write them in a sentence. Every Friday the Spelling books need to be in school ready for their weekly spelling test.