Autumn term 2

Welcome back everyone! We hope you have all had a wonderful half term break and have come back ready for some more

exciting learning in Year 6. We have been blown away with your enthusiasm towards our first two topics this year and the

classroom looks incredible as a result of all your hard work. This half term we will begin our next major topic:

Word War II. We will continue this topic until February half term as it is such a rich, engaging area to study. We hope

you will enjoy studying it as much as we do.

 

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Important information

Please remember that this half term, PE days are Tuesday (gymnastics) and Wednesday (athletics). Children will need clothing suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

Home learning will be handed out on a Thursday and due in the following Tuesday (green book)

Orange home learning books willbe sent out once a fortnight.

Welcome back

Happy new school year! Welcome back! We hope everyone had a lovely summer holiday and that you are all ready for the new challenges of year 6! We certainly are :) 

We have an exciting first half term planned for the children. To begin with, we will continue creating wonderful pieces of work linked to our whole school 'This is me' topic. We will then move on to our first History topic of the year - Vikings. We also have a fantatsic residential trip to Kingswood and a visit to Crucial Crew at Hellaby planned, all in the first half term. We hope you're as excited as we are. 

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Our Autumn 1 learning

 For the first few weeks back we will continue our transition topic linked to 'This is me'. We will continue reading our first class novel, Wonder and will reflect on the experiences of the main characters. We will also deepen our understanding of diversity within the UK and encourage an acceptance that we are all different.

Week 3 will see us head off on our exciting residential to Kingswood. The week will be packed full of exciting activities which will involve teamwork, risk-taking and developing self-confidence. We will then build on these essential skills throughout the rest of the year.

After our residential, we will then move onto our main topic for the remainder of the term: Vikings. During this term, a large emphasis will be placed on history. We will develop a secure chronological knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. We will consider why the Vikings came to Britain, how they travelled and where they first raided. We will then discover more about their day-to-day routine by investigating how they lived and worked.  As Scientists we will make predictions and explain physical processes in areas such as forces and link this to designing and making our own parachutes. We will work in groups to design, test and evaluate our parachute, thinking carefully about the different forces at work. As Artists and Designers, we will refresh and develop our skills in pen and ink and collage whilst also experimenting with the new skill of lino printing. As Writers, we will be investigating the structure of writing autobiographies, instructions, persuasion and recount and will apply a cross-curricular approach to create imaginative pieces of work for a range of audiences. As Mathematicians, we will be focussing on consolidating our understanding of place value and examining strategies involving the four number operations. We will also begin to handle fractions, decimals and percentages in a ‘real life’ context. Active maths will also become a key part of our maths learning and will continue to use TTRockstars. As part of our Religious Education we will begin to consider the question: “Can Christian Aid and Islamic Relief change the world?” In Computing we will concentrate on the importance of e-safety and will also use different applications on the ipads to record  results from our scientific investigations.

 

Personal safety -This will be an important part of our Autumn term learning and will be complemented with a visit to Crucial Crew. Within this topic we will be looking at many aspects of safety including how to keep yourself safe at home, on the internet and on the road.  

 

 

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