Learning in Year 6
What could be more engaging to a class of 10-year-olds than a book about a boy who leads an ordinary, mundane life until - on his 11th birthday - he discovers that he's a wizard? Inspired by this extraordinary tale, the class will be writing formal letters of acceptance to Hogwarts, persuasive pieces about an imagined new house at Hogwarts, newspaper articles about the mysterious break-in at Gringotts Bank and more...encompassing all the Year 6 writing objectives along the way!
Keeping in line with the rest of the school and following the Math Mastery Program of work, the term will start with Place Value (including negative numbers and rounding) then move on to the deeper thinking linked to the four operations. We will particularly focus on reasoning skills - this will help us to be better mathematical thinkers.
History will start after the half-term break. Initially, we will be studying the engaging topic of the World Wars. I know lots of the children are looking forward to this topic and so are we!
We will introduce the children to the wilder side of the world in our latest Geography topic – Natural Disasters. This series of thought-provoking lessons across a range of subjects exploring the Earth’s greatest natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena ranging from tropical storms to violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis.
Art & DT
The first unit we cover is drawing. We will develop techniques in drawing and produce some high-quality pieces linked to our English unit. We will look at the work of Jim Kay during this unit and hopefully, produce some amazing pieces of work to enhance our classroom environment!
The religion we are studying this term is Islam. We will be studying practices and ways of life and the values and commitments of Muslims around the world.
In Science, our topic is Animals, Including Humans and we will be learning all about the circulatory system and how it works. We will study a real heart and maybe even get to touch one if we want to!