Welcome to Year 6
You have worked really hard on your maths, reading and grammar. Have a lovely weekend ( enjoy the sunshine)! Relax and remember to go to bed early this week and have a good breakfast each morning so that you can do your very best!
The 2016 tests will begin on May 9th. For more information about these tests, click on the links below.
In the summer term, we will first be getting ready for the SATs and then we will focus on the Local Area as our new topic. Alongside studying this topic, we will be practising the Key Stage 2 Production, where a number of children will have leading roles either on the stage or behind the scenes: helping with the lights, props and technical issues! The Year 6 children will also help to ensure Sports Day goes smoothly. They will also be attending the transition days at high school. In class, we be helping the children to get ready for secondary school and learn about how their body changes and relationships. In science, we will complete the work on adaptation and then study electricity.
They will be learning about South America. In the first half term, they will find out all about the geography of the continent, in particularly focusing on Brazil and then looking at the Amazon rainforest in detail. In the second part of the topic, the focus will be on the past and they will learn all about the Mayans.
In science, they will discover more about habitats and classifying animals and plants. The focus for P.E this term is on team building, learning new games, confidence and leadership. P.E lessons will be on Mondays. This half term in R.E they will develop their knowledge of the 'Eucharist' and 'Who Jesus is'.
Also the children will be preparing for their assessments in May. It is important that they read every night, complete all homework and hand it in on time. By doing this, it does make a difference to their class work.
Why did WWII begin?
What countries were involved and how did the world map change?
What was life like on the Home Front?
What was the Blitz?
How did WWI link to WWII?
Why were children evacuated from cities?
How would you feel if you were evacuated from your home?
How did the role of women change in WWII?
In English, we will be writing a diary entry for a child being evacuated, letter writing, writing persuasive posters and using figurative and descriptive language to describe the Blitz.
In maths, we will calculate ratio and proportion to follow a soup recipe. We will design and draw a WWII prison camp and calculate its perimeter and area.
In science we will be finding out the answers to these questions:
How do we see?
How was light hidden during the blackout?
How does light travel?
How do I construct circuits to match a diagram?
How can I affect the brightness of a bulb?
In D.T we will be finding out answers to these questions:
What makes an effective shelter?
How can materials be joined together?
How do I design, make and evaluate a World War II shelter?
How did rationing affect cooking?