Welcome to Year 6!
We've got suh an exciting term planned for Year 6 revolving around our key topic which is Mountains. The children will get to experience the mountain range of Brecon Beacons in Wales when they attend their residential trip. During the trip, the children will learn more about the formation and environment of mountains during a mountain walk, go canoeing and caving and develop team work skills.
Our class novel is Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. We will be using this book throughout our guided reading lessons to develop our inference skills. We will also use it throughout Literacy to inspire us to write adventure stories. We will investigate how Michelle Paver builds up characters and settings to create atmosphere and use this when writing our own.
Once again, we will be using Times Table Rock Stars as a fun tool to help children recall their times tables with speed. Throughout the year, the class will battle other classes and the results of these will be shared in Celebration Assembly. We will be revising place value of numbers this term and the written methods for the four operations through multi-step word problems.
Our topics of mountains will be used throughout all our foundation subjects. In Geography we will identify different mountain ranges around the world and understand how they were formed. In Science, we will learn about the life processes of animals and inheritance. In Art we will study the Blue Mountains in Australia and learn about tints and tones. We will then use this to create our own works of art.
Important Days of the Week
This term, we will be having swimming lessons and learning basketball.
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).
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.
* Monday 9th September - information about Brecon Beacons - 3:45pm in Osprey classroom
* Monday 16th September - Brecon Beacons residential
* Monday 23rd September - Brecon Beacons residential