Year 6 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 6
Miss Chard and Mr Bull
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This term, we will be studying the text King Kong by Anthony Browne. King Kong is a giant gorilla, a monster of an ape, who lives on a remote island. The beast falls for a beautiful girl, Ann Darrow, and desperate to have her, he finds himself lured into captivity. He is brought to civilization and put on show, but when he sees Ann, he breaks his heavy chains and begins to wreak havoc on the streets of New York.
Whilst reading this text, we will consolidate our use of different sentence types and varied punctuation through writing setting descriptions, letters, a non-chronological report and a balanced discussion. We will make use of our editing and redrafting skills to publish our writing in our own King Kong scrap journal books.
If you would like to practise your English skills at home, take a look at some of the web pages below.
For our class text, we are reading A Place Called Perfect by Helen Duggan. Take a read of the synopsis written on Love Reading for Kids below:
Violet hates living in Perfect. Why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird? Then Dad disappears and Violet is determined to uncover the truth with the help of the mysterious Boy. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle they never imagined...
Over the coming weeks, we will be covering the following topics:
- 2D shape and properties
- 3D shape and nets
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
Hourglass : The Sands of time
BIG QUESTION: How much control does a person have on their own life?
This half term, we will be focusing on World War by:
Discussing the chronology of World Wars and looking how it compares to other areas that they have studied.
Questioning the reasons for war and asking Is there ever a good reason for it by scrutinising the reasons for the outbreak of both World Wars.
Examining life in the trenches and comparing the technological advancements between World War 1 and World War 2.
Probing for answers to whether life was the same for everyone during war.
In Science this half term, we will be studying light by:
Researching a scientist pivotal in our understanding of light - Sir Isaac Newton.
Identifying and sorting sources of light.
Drawing and completing experiments showing how light travels in straight lines either from a source or reflected.
Examining how the eye detects light.
Experimenting how light travels in straight lines past translucent or opaque objects to form a shadow.
Investigating reflection and the law of reflection.
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.