This term the children will be learning about Deserts and Water, with the key question ‘Deserts: friend or foe?’ They will visit Africa Alive on Tuesday 24th September, where they will be developing their skills as a scientist as they learn about how animals have adapted to their environment. As part of this topic, the children will learn about the location and features of hot and cold deserts, the distribution of food and water, the water cycle and how deserts are used for tourism. Developing their skills as a geographer, they will also be learning mapping skills and creating a map of their local area using symbols and a key during a geography fieldwork trip after half term. At the end of term, the children will use this learning to teach their circle groups about deserts and water.
In maths this term, children will be learning the key arithmetic skills needed for success in Year 6, including formal calculation methods and how to calculate fractions. Please help your child by practising their number skills focus each week and supporting them with their homework. In English we will be covering various text types and developing our skills as writers. Reading continues to play an important role in our learning and we hope to improve the children’s ability to develop their answers to questions from a range of different texts.
In science, as well as learning about adaptation, the children will be learning about classification keys, evolution and inheritance. In RE, children will be learning about the key beliefs of Christianity and Islam and in PSHE they will be learning about health and wellbeing. In PE, children will be developing skills in gymnastics, dance, athletics and invasion games. In DT, the children will be learning about pulleys and gears and in art they will be developing their collage skills. In computing, the children will be learning about Excel spreadsheets and website design.
*Year 6 will have PE every Monday and Tuesday (please make sure kit is in school and named).
*Year 6 will bring homework home on a Friday that will be due back by Wednesday. If any children need any additional help with their homework, we are more than happy to help.
*Year 6 will bring spellings and a number skills focus home on a Monday and will be tested on a Friday. We have provided them with an exercise book to practise these in if they wish – this book must be brought in every Monday. As well as this at the beginning of each half term they will have the full list of spellings sent home.
*In Year 6 children are expected to read every day (including sometimes to an adult) and complete an AR quiz every week by Friday.