Welcome to Year 6!
This term we will be learning about rainforests for our topic. In Spring 1 our focus is on 'Natural Disasters within the Amazon Rainforest', while in Spring 2 our focus is 'From Cacao to Chocolate'.
This learning will culminate in an exhibition of our learning at the end of the term, including our art work and DT puppets.
The children will start their topic by researching a secret rainforest and creating information texts based on it. During the topic, the children will also learn about dangers and threats to the rainforest, including animals and plants within the rainforest. They will perform their own musical compositions to represent the rainforest.
In Literacy, the children will be reading 'The Jaguar Trials' by Ruth Eastham. They will use this book to infer about the main characters, as well as writing their own 'Trial'.
In Maths, the children will be learning about percentages and how to solve problems with these. They will also learn about ratio, algebra and statistics. We will also spend time revising key concepts such as place value and the four operations.
Important Days of the Week
This term, we have outdoor P.E. on a Tuesday (both classes) as well as indoor P.E. on a Friday (both classes).
For their P.E. lessons, children will need a white P.E. t-shirt, black, grey or navy P.E. shorts or jogging bottoms, and appropriate footwear (trainers or plimsolls).
Revision guides will be handed out soon and will be collected periodically throughout the term. Children should be consolidating their learning in lessons (which the teachers will guide them to) as well as continuing to revise other areas - remember to speak to us if there is something you are not sure about and need extra help with!
Children will be receiving homework weekly. This will be set on a Thursday and will need to be returned on a Tuesday. The homework will help the children consolidate what they have been learning in class and will consist of reading, spellings and maths.
SATs revision booster groups have already started - thank you and well done to those children who continue to attend.
* TBC - SATs information meeting for parents
* Monday 1st April - Rainforest exhibition to parents - 2pm-3:15pm