Year 6

Week Commencing – 9th March 

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In English we have finished our book called Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. We have been creating characters for our short story related to the book and we have thought about our character’s back stories. We are planning to write the short story when we return from Osmington Bay.
  • Our Grammar and Spelling focus this week has been colons and semi-colons, dashes and hyphens.
  • In Maths we have been learning about area and perimeter calculations for quadrilaterals, compound shapes, triangles and parallelograms. We have also completed work on the volume of 3D shapes.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “What difference does the resurrection make to Christians?” We started by discussing Christianity as a world-wide faith and discovering the difference between resurrection and reincarnation.
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. This week we have been finding out the Jurassic coastline in preparation for going to Osmington Bay.
  • In Art we have been working on costal drawings, watercolours and pastels. We are building up our sketch books linked to our topic work.
  • In Science we have been researching monkeys in preparation for our trip to Monkey World next week.

We have spoken to the children about Osmington Bay and have dealt with questions they have.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 2nd March

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In English we have finished our book called Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. We have been looking at the backstory of the key characters to see if it changes our opinions about them. We will start to prepare to write our own short story that links to the book.
  • Our grammar and spelling focus this week has been colons and semi-colons.
  • In Maths we have been learning all about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, we have started work on area, perimeter and volume.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “What difference does the resurrection make to Christians?”
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. This week we have been finding out the Jurassic coastline in preparation for going to Osmington Bay.
  • In Art we have been working on costal drawings, watercolours and pastels. We are building up our sketch books linked to our topic work.

Thank you for your support on World Book Day. For homework this week we simply want the children to read for pleasure. They should come back in next week ready to make a book recommendation, nothing written, just a verbal presentation.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 10th February

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In English we have started a new book called Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. We have been completing a reading comprehension linked to the book and we have been discussing what makes sea levels rise. We have been researching this question and have been writing newspaper reports imagining that we were newspaper reporters during the Floodland story when the sea levels started to rise.
  • Our grammar and spelling focus this week has been main and subordinate clauses, comparatives and superlatives and spelling.
  • In Maths we have been learning all about algebra, we have covered, 1step and 2 step functions, using an algebraic rule and substitution.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?” The children have been researching how different faith groups dress and what beliefs they have that govern how they dress.
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. This week we have been finding out about different types of erosion.
  • In Art we have been working on costal drawings, watercolours and pastels. We are building up our sketch books linked to our topic work,

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 3rd February

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In English we have started a new book called 'Floodland' by Marcus Sedgwick. We have been looking at how the author uses flashback to good effect and we have been acting out some hot seating imagining that we are the main character, a young girl called Zoe.
  • Our grammar and spelling focus this week has been active and passive sentences, different types of noun and we have been revising spelling words with double letters.
  • In Maths we have been learning to calculate percentages of amounts and learning about increasing and decreasing by percentage.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?” The children have been researching how different faith groups dress and what beliefs they have that govern how they dress.
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. This week we have been discovering what is meant by longshore drift and how spits are formed.
  • In Science the class have continued the topic – “Materials” linked to the theme of festivals using “hands on” experiments.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

Week Commencing – 27th January

In Year 6 the children have been learning about:

  • In English we have started a new book called Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. The children have been looking at the front cover, blurb and the opening chapter. We have also been doing practice SATs.
  • Our grammar and spelling focus this week has been on expanded noun phrases words ending in tial & cial.
  • In Maths we have been looking at the relationships between decimal numbers, fractions and percentages. We have started work on fractions of amounts.
  • In R.E. this term’s question is “Do clothes express beliefs?”
  • In Topic we have started work on coasts; where the land meets the sea. We have been learning about how waves are formed and the impact they have on beaches.
  • In Art we have been sketching and building up our sketch books.
  • In Science the class have continued the topic – “Materials” linked to the theme of festivals using “hands on” experiments.

Thank you for your continued support at home.

 

 

 


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