Year 6 2022 - 2023

Miss Chard

Assistant Headteacher

Mr Bull

Teacher

Welcome to Year 6

With

Miss Chard, Mrs McFetridge and Mrs Stanbridge

Please remember to make sure you are signed up to Class Dojo to keep up to date with any messages and to see what we have been up to in school.

 

English

This term, we will be studying the text Shackleton's Journey by William Grill. 

'In the last days of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Ernest Shackleton dreamed of crossing the frozen heart of Antarctica, a place of ferocious seas, uncharted mountains and bone-chilling cold. But when his ship, the Endurance, became trapped in the deadly grip of the ice, Shackleton’s dreams of crossing Antarctica were shattered. Stranded in a cold, white world, and thousands of miles from home, the men of the expedition set out on a desperate trek across the ice in search of rescue.' Synopsis taken from lovereading4kids.co.uk

 

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Whilst reading this text, we will consolidate our use of different sentence types and varied punctuation  and will work towards writing an endurance narrative and magazine article.

If you would like to practise your English skills at home, take a look at some of the web pages below.

Useful websites

For our class text, we are reading Beyond the Frozen Horizon by Nicola Penfold. Take a read of the synopsis written on Love Reading for Kids below:

The earth is thriving - with wilderness status protecting land and wildlife, and scientific organisations researching new ways to support human life sustainably. Rory's mum is a geologist on one of these projects, and Rory is beyond excited to join her on a work trip to the Arctic. But the project isn't all that it seems, and Rory soon learns what's at stake for the people and animals that live there.

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Maths

Over the coming weeks, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Place Value - reading and writing numbers, ordering numbers, rounding numbers and using negative numbers
  • Algebra - linear number sequences and missing number problems
  • Multiplication - using the formal written method
  • Division - using the formal written method
  • Fractions - simplifying, comparing and ordering fractions
  • Measures - area of triangles and parallelograms
  • Geometry - co-ordinates

Remember, you can also log onto Times Tables Rockstars at any time -  www.ttrockstars.com  to keep up with your times tables fluency.

 

Useful websites

 

World Knowledge

This term, our whole school Learning in Context theme is

Around the world in 80 days

BIG QUESTION: Can one person change the world? Climate Change: the future world we want.

This half term, we will be focusing on Global warming, climate change and Antarctica:

Exploring where Antarctica is, what the conditions are like there and compairng this to the UK.

Identify what global warming is, what the potential causes are and the effects of this.

History of exploration of Antarctica.

Tourism to our polar regions.

Responsibilities of looking after our planet.

 

 

 

Science

In Science this half term, we will be studying 'Living things and their habitats' by:

Researching a scientist pivotal in our understanding of light - .Carl Linneus

Formally grouping organisms according to their characteristics

Distinguishing between living things with similar chracteristics

Classify plants according to their characteristics

Create classification keys

Explore what microorganisms are and how they can be grouped

PE

We will have PE on a Friday this half term. Please make sure that your own clothes on Awareness Friday are suitable for PE.

 

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