Year 6 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year 6
Miss Chard and Mrs McFetridge
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Our two texts this half term are Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin and Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva
'A long, long time ago, before humans even existed, the living world looked very different from how it looks today.'
An Island is about to be born - one that in time will become the home of plants and animals that exist nowhere else on Earth.
How did they come to inhabit the island?
How long will they remain?
Whilst reading this text, we will consolidate our use of different sentence types and varied punctuation and will work towards writing an explanation text.
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 will finish reading Beyond the Frozen Horizon by Nicola Penfold before moving onto A Place Called Perfect.
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:
- Fractions - adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
- Ratio - comparing sizes, scales and percentages
- Geometry - properties of 2D and 3D shapes
- Common factors, common multiples and prime numbers
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
Fantastic Beasts: Tails, talons and teeth!
In Year 6, our learning this half term will focus on South America.
Our key lines of enquiry within this will be:
- What and where are the major cities of South America?
- Is the climate the same across all of South America?
- How does the physical geography of South America influence the human geography?
In Science this term, we will be studying 'Light' and 'Evolution and Inheritance'
Key concepts in Light:
- Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
- Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
- Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
- Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them
Key concepts in Evolution and Inheritance:
- Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago.
- Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.
- Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
We will have PE on a Friday this half term. Please make sure that your own clothes on Awareness Friday are suitable for PE.
Homework will be set every Wednesday
Homework is to be completed and handed in every Monday
Weekly five reads signed in reading diaries and be in each Monday
Guided Reading is on a Tuesday
Spelling test will be on Tuesday
PE day is Friday
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