Year 6 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 6
Miss Chard, Mr Bull and Ms Norcross
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This half term, we will be studying the text Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaimen. 'The enduring story of the children, the breadcrumb trail and the gingerbread house is brought to life by master storyteller, Neil Gaiman. Who better to retell the Brothers Grimm's greatest, and perhaps darkest, fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel? Coupled with breathtakingly haunting illustrations from Lorenzo Mattotti, you will be enticed into the world and into the woods . . . so beware...'
During this unit, the children will focus on using a variety of cohesive devices within several short burst pieces of writing working towards a duel narrative text at the end of the unit.
If you would like to practise your English skills at home, take a look at some of the web pages below.
Over the coming weeks, we will be covering the following topics:
- Scale drawings
- Line Graphs
- Pie Charts
- Properties of 2D and 3D shapes
- Factors, Multiples, Prime, Square and Cube numbers
- Calculating angles in triangles and quadrilaterals
- Calculating the mean average
Remember, you can also log onto Times Tables Rockstars at any time - www.ttrockstars.com to keep up with your times tables fluency.
This term, our whole school Learning in Context theme is
Let's Go : Magical Adventures Await!
This half term, we will be focusing on South America. We will be exploring the many countries in this fascinating continent and identifying the considerable amount of human and physical features that exist there. We will be using our growing mapping skills to identify and plot these features using 6 grid referencing. Finally, we will compare and contrast one of South America’s amazing cities with Chester using our understanding of longitude and latitude, climate, physical and human geography and their populations.
Do you know anything about South America? Please share it with us!
In Science, we will be studying evolution and inheritance. The children will be researching the work and pioneering discoveries of Charles Darwin and looking at how he shaped our understanding of inheritance and adaptation. We will also be studying fossils and looking at what they can and cannot tell us about life millions of years ago.
We will have PE on a Wednesday this half term. Please make sure that you wear the appropriate school PE kit.
We may also have additional PE on a Friday, so please make sure that your own clothes on Awareness Friday are suitable for PE.