Year 6 Spring
Panthers and Polar Bears
We will begin the new year with a unit based on Wing, an animated adventure with an anti-bullying message. Their writing will be based on effective use of emotive language and how the mood of a story can be enhanced by the environment in which it is set. They will also be learning how to write diary entries. We will continue to look at the many features of SPaG ( spelling, punctuation and grammar) in English lessons and in small groups, especially with SATs on the horizon.
We will begin the new year by focusing on decimal places, then moving on to percentages and algebra. The Spring term is an essential part of our build up to SATs, so if children are sent home with homework (which should be every week) please ensure they do this on time and it is returned to school on the date due.
We will continue to re-visit the four rules of number including the written methods and will continue to apply these skills through reasoning and problem solving. You can help your child by practising their times tables regularly.
This term will see the start of our 'Keen to be Green' environmental project. The children will visit a local landfill site (Carymoor) to see where all of their rubbish ends up as well as an exciting workshop to find out how they can truly make a difference in protecting the future of our planet. We will also be asking children to collect any plastic bottles they may have at home for an exciting design project where children to get to create a structure with a strong environmental message.
The children will continue to learn more about e-safety and how to be safe online as well as using Scratch programme and a variety of multimedia software.
Art and DT
In conjunction with our Keen to be Green environmental project, the children will be designing, creating and improving a recycled plastic sculpture.
Philosophy for Children is a subject where the children have the chance to debate and express their opinions and beliefs.
The Science topics are Animals including humans (the human circulatory system) and Living things and their habitats.
The topic is focused on the question - What does it mean to belong to a religion? (Hinduism) followed by How do we make good moral choices?
In French, the children will be investigating French culture and learning key phrases relating to weather, months and days of the year.
The children will be expected to read five times a week and to have their reading records signed by an adult.
The children will be given a list of spellings on Friday for a test on the following Friday-different tasks related to their spellings will be sent home too. Please help your child to learn these each week and encourage them to understand the meaning of the words. Maths homework will be given weekly with varying hand in dates.
PE will be on Friday afternoons.