Class Teacher: Mr Harris
PPA Cover: Mrs Jones
Class Support: Mrs Brabbing
Welcome to year 6!
The children have jumped straight into their learning with a fantastic topic on air pollution. This was a particularly important area to focus our attention on, due to the current high-profile environmental issues are receiving in the media. Our English work highlighted the impact of humans on animals around the world; we were particularly engaged in our creative curriculum when Miss Edwards supported us in taking apart a car engine!
Our next topic is Greece Lightning, in which we will be learning all about life in Ancient Greece. We are really excited to learn about this fascinating time period and develop our skills as historians and geographers! Have a look at our topic map to see what key questions we will be investigating.
In maths, we will be progressing from our work on place value and number, exploring the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). As with all of our maths learning, a big focus will be on deepening our knowledge through reasoning activities and applying the skills we have learned.
Our writing is currently being inspired by the text and film Varmints. We are considering how our choice in vocabulary and structure can affect the intended audience.
The first science topic is based around electricity. This will build on our previous knowledge from when we covered it in Year 4. We have already practically explored circuits and are looking forward to investigating with them.
PE is on a Monday afternoon.
Kidderminster Harriers are running a health kick campaign on Wednesday afternoons.
Forest School is every other Tuesday afternoon.
Creative days are every other Wednesday.
Homework will be sent out every Wednesday and will need to be returned by the Monday.
Reading journals are due in every Thursday (and should have at least three reads in per week). Even fluent primary readers should be practising reading aloud, so please encourage them with this vital skill. We have a wonderful collection of books at school - there will definitely be something to engage them!
We are currently enjoying the Michael Morpurgo book 'King of the Cloud Forests'. If you know of any brilliant texts for our topics, or just ones that will hook the class, please let us know!
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