Welcome to Year 6's Learning Page
MEET THE TEAM
Our Topic this half term is: Frozen Kingdoms
If you can share any knowledge relating to our topic we would love to hear about it, plus if you have any skills (and time) related to the lessons we would do our best to include you in an afternoon with the children!
Our Project : Frozen Kingdoms
This project teaches children about the polar regions, the animals and plants that live there, the explorers who have ventured there and what is happening due to climate change.
We will be:
Looking at Antarctic and Arctic animals
Learning about Captain Scott and Shackleton's voyages
Using recycled materials to highlight the issues of climate change and pollution
At Home... Why not:
Find out about these amazing places and the livingthings that are there
Read or watch the stories about the explorers of the past the explorers that visit there today
Apply the artistic skills we've looked at in our lessons
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Science: This project teaches children about electrical circuits, their components and how they function. They recognise how the voltage of cells affects the output of a circuit and record circuits using standard symbols. It also teaches children about programmable devices, sensors and monitoring. They combine their learning to design and make programmable home devices.
This half term PE will be on a Monday for 6B and 6W. Please ensure pupils are in the correct school PE kit, with no logos and plain or house tops. It's gymnastics, so pupils will be expected to have bare feet, so please don't send children in just tights. Under-shorts for girls wearing skirts would also be appropriate.
We start with Inuit art. This project teaches children about the Inuit way of life, including some of their cultural and artistic traditions. We then move onto Enviromental Artists. This project teaches children about the genre of environmental art. They study how artists create artwork that addresses social and political issues related to the natural and urban environment. Children work collaboratively to create artwork with an environmental message.
DT: We will become Engineers. This project teaches children about remarkable engineers and significant bridges, learning to identify features, such as beams, arches and trusses. They complete a bridge-building engineering challenge to create a bridge prototype.
This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.
RSE: Healthy Living
This half term we will be looking at building upon what we've learnt in the last term and preparing for the SATs tests that are in May. We continue with Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. We cover Algebra as a new topic and then take a look at measuring, with Area, Perimeter and Volume all covered.
English and Reading
Year 6 will reading the book After Tomorrow. It's a story set in modern times, with the life of a refugee put into our experience. We'll also cover some shorter stories including Way Home, a tale about a child living on the streets who befriends a homeless cat.
Our writing will focus on description and then story writing, using the Lost Photos of Captain Scott and Tom Crean's rabbit to set the scene in an Antarctic landscape. We'll add our our twists to the story and choose different endings and characters to focus on.
Homework and Seesaw.
We will aim to share homework every two weeks, with both Seesaw and printed sheets used. Please look out for these and the regular updates.
Here is your Year 6 Class Charter challenge sheet. You can also download a copy by clicking on the image.