The summer break is finally over and it’s time for a new start in a new year. Autumn 1 is always an exciting term as we get well and truly stuck into Year 6; we have lots of exciting learning and we will be looking for the children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude throughout their final year at primary school.
Our new topic is ‘Dem Bones, Dem Bones!’, a Science-based topic, where we will be investigating the human body, learning, in particular, about the circulatory and respiratory systems, and about the human skeleton.
As readers, we will be researching factual texts and getting stuck into the award-winning Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman.
As writers, we will produce explanation texts; write information texts; and, develop our story writing skills.
As mathematicians, we will look at real data collected from experiments and develop our data handling skills; improve our knowledge and reasoning skills in relation to place value; and, develop our understanding and use of calculations with all four operations. Once a week, we will be focussing purely on arithmetic skills.
As scientists, we will investigate the human body, learning about the body’s major organ systems and about the human skeleton.
As Historians, we will investigate some notable British scientists, who made breakthroughs in our understanding of human biology.
As amateur sports people, we will be developing a variety of skills through tag rugby, netball and basketball.
As users of I.C.T., we will explore and develop our skills with coding.
As artists, we will be drawing the human skeleton and experiment with using different materials to create effective artwork.
As responsible citizens, we will consider how a healthy lifestyle impacts upon our wellbeing, and look at how unhealthy lifestyle choice can affect us in negative ways.
Moving into autumn, the temperatures will likely fall – 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. We have a busy but very exciting year ahead of us, and I know that everyone in Year 6 will rise to the challenge!
Mr. Thomas, Mrs Marshall, Mr Farrand, Mrs Stent and Mrs Cheetham