Learning in Year 6 this half term:
We will be enjoying sharing Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom and using this as the inspiration for some of our writing including: story openings, story endings, persuasive writing, writing from another character’s perspective, diary entries and descriptive writing.
We will continue to develop the children’s grammatical knowledge and skills and provide opportunities for children to embed these skills through their writing. We will explore the various different verb forms types (past and present progressive, passive and active voice, subjunctive mood and present perfect) and the impact this has on our writing; embed our use of dashes, semi-colons and colons to separate main clauses and continue our understanding of the use of apostrophes for possession.
In mathematics we will continue to embed and consolidate the arithmetic skills taught so far this year: written methods with all four operations, work with fractions and percentages. This area of mathematics will continue to be the focus for our homework. Check out Mrs Marsland’s ‘How To Guides’ if you are unsure how to support your children with these topics. Additional copies of these are now on the website.
We will continue to develop the children’s mental maths skills. These are a vital area and any support you can continue to give your children, in particular, with regards to learning their times tables would be brilliant.
In maths we will be exploring the properties of shape in geometry and recognising and calculating angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite and in a triangle. We will also explore how to calculate the radius and perimeter of a circle and the volume of a cube or cuboid.
Using data collected as part of our creative curriculum we will be exploring more about statistics through creating and interpreting pie charts, pictograms, bar charts and line graphs and will revisit our work on calculating averages.
In RE the children will be exploring salvation and our ‘big question’ is What difference does the resurrection make to Christians? Children will look at the connections between Luke 24 and the Christian concepts of Sacrifice, Resurrection, Salvation, Incarnation and Hope. They will make clear connections between the Christian concept of the resurrection and that Christians belief in this makes a difference to their lives. The children will weigh up how far biblical teachings and beliefs about life after death might make a difference to people in the world today, developing responses and insights of their own.
Creative Curriculum (Topic):
Our work on the Frozen Kingdom has come to an end – I hope the children enjoyed it as much as I did. Don’t forget to check out our iMovies which the children produced about an aspect of our Frozen Kingdom topic at the Apple Store.
We have launched our new topic ID in the last couple of weeks with our trip to the Rainbow Factory and the school visit from someone from the CSI team at West Yorkshire Police.
Our topic will explore the children’s individuality – in essence, what makes them … them! We will investigate this from a scientific perspective looking at DNA, finger prints but also from a PSHCE perspective thinking specifically about identity, personal views, opinion and recognising our strengths etc. As part of this through design and technology and art children will can create their own mood board/design board to reflect an ideal space in which they would like to spend time and will personalise a t-shirt or equivalent using a collection of inspirational images or pictures to reflect their mood, hobbies or preferences and they might even embark on some embroidery.
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