Welcome to Year Six
Teachers: Mr Fetherston, Mrs Provost-Lines and Miss Ford
TA: Mrs Scott
Term 1 - Marcus Sedgwick
Welcome to year six, we hope you had a fantastic summer.
This term we will be learning all about Marcus Sedgwick and reading his book, 'Floodland.' Floodand is a fantasy based novel which will provide us with many opportunities to ask many questions.
For the first half of term one, we will be using a range of descriptive devices to create our own descriptive scenes.
We will be studying the author, Marcus Sedgwick, to create biographies of his life. Can you remember any of the information we have researched about him already?
'Floodlands' also allows us to look at our world in terms of weather and global warming. We will be using it as inspiration for our creative curriculum lessons such as Art, History and Local Geography.
Our Science topic this term will be 'Living Things and Their Environments', in which we will be able to extend their previous learning to find out about the standard system of classification first developed by Carl Linneaus.
In term one, we will be focusing on the fundamentals of mathematics, such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Every lesson has the same structure, we ensure that children are all confident and able to complete the taught skills before moving on to problems so that the children can apply their mathematical knowledge.
Once children are secure in their understanding of each concept taught, they have to reason. This means that they will be given questions which provoke a higher level of thinking and problem solving, in which children will often have to explain their answers, prove their understanding or teach other children the skill they have learnt.
It is vital that all children by year six should be fluent in multiplication facts up to multiples of 12, please help your children to practice these at home.
Term 2- The Great War
Our Question is 'How does war create advancements?'
Welcome back to year six. We have entered the most exciting term of the year as we near Christmas and we have lots in store.
This term we will learning all about 'The Great War'. Why it occurred, life during, how it shaped the future and much more. To help develop our understanding of what life was really like during this historic period we will be using the very famous novel by Micheal Morpurgo 'War Horse'. This story recounts the experiences of Joey, a horse purchased by the Army for service in World War 1 France and the attempts of young Albert, his previous owner, to bring him home safely.
For the first half of the term, we will be writing from many different perspectives to create different story lines dependent on who the character may be giving us the chance to write in past tense and use a range of emotive language. For the second part of the term, we will be using this as inspiration to right persuasive letters to stop the use of animals during WW1.
'War Horse' will also give us the inspiration to look into war heroes of time and hopefully those that are more local to our us. We will be using the novel to develop our learning across the curriculum in lessons such as Art and History.
Our Science topic this term is 'Animals including humans', where we will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body.
This term, we will be focusing on fractions, percentages and decimals.
Term 3- Propaganda
Our question is- Can images change our perceptions?
Happy New Year Everybody. We are very excited about 2020 and hope you are too.
This term we are starting our topic on WW2 with a pure focus on 'Propaganda'. This will allow us to enjoy art based activities from learning about different artists to using different techniques and styles. We will be analysing different art work and comparing our perceptions which we are sure will spark great conversations and debates. We are hoping to get the parents in too to show of their artistic talents.
This term we will be studying the novel by John Boyne 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. This story tells the tale of a small boy who left his home town Berlin to move to a desolate area where there is nothing to do and no one to play with. Until he meets Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the adjoining fence and wears a striped uniform. We will be using this novel to write flashback narratives and creating much debate through writing balanced arguments on important aspects learnt throughout the novel.