Welcome to Spring 1, a short but very busy term as we really get stuck into our SATs preparation, but still an interesting one as we get stuck into our new topic: Our Changing World, which focusses on nature and the effects that humankind is having on our planet.
We look to our oldest children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude; they are becoming established in that role, now, and there will be ever more opportunities to demonstrate their increasing responsibility over the coming term. As always, we have lots of exciting learning and we hope that all the children will enjoy our topic.
As mentioned, our new topic is ‘Our changing World, a Science and Geography-based topic, where we will be investigating the amazing wildlife of our planet and looking at how we have changed the world we live in, and how we are still changing it!
As readers, we will be researching a variety of non-fiction, factual texts, and getting stuck into the award-winning Holes by Louis Sachar.
As writers, we will produce reports, persuasive arguments, and stories – continually refining and improving our grammar, punctuation and presentation.
As mathematicians, we will investigate data handling, algebra and ratio/proportion. Once day a week, we will be focussing purely on arithmetic skills, and on another, our reasoning skills.
As scientists, we will investigate classification, considering how we classify the incredible diversity of life on our world, and begin to look at evolution.
As Historians, we will investigate some famous scientists, who have helped us shape our understanding of how life has evolved on our planet.
As Geographers, we will be looking at the physical and human features on the major continents.
As amateur sports people, we will be developing a variety of skills through team games, looking at teamwork and tactics.
As users of I.C.T., we will continue to develop our skills with coding and look to refine our research skills.
As artists, we will be drawing wildlife and considering the landscapes around our amazing world.
As responsible citizens, we will consider our environments and how we can care for them. We will consider our responsibilities.
As we are well and truly in winter, the temperatures will undoubtedly often be cold – please ensure that the children have appropriate P.E. kit, such as tracksuit bottoms, for their outdoor learning. As always, they will need their black shorts and white T-shirts for all other sessions.
Thank you again for all your support. It will be a busy but exciting term. Year 6, as always, will rise to the challenge!
Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Stent