Love One Another
Welcome back to the Autumn Term 2018 - we hope you've had a restful and enjoyable summer break.
IMPORTANT DATE: SAT week - Monday 13th May - Thursday 16th May
Curriculum for this half term:
Our class novel focus this half term is 'Stormbreaker' - this a a spy genre book. We will be discussing the themes and conventions of this genre and comparing them to other novels. We will also be drawing inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives for their actions, giving evidence from the text to support their answers. Children will take part in discussions about characters, plots, settings, themes etc and explain their understanding of what they have read. Developing writing for different purposes and audiences, the children will write a variety of text types including, setting scenes, writing narratives based on characters, newspaper reports and journalistic writing.
GPS - weekly spelling tests will be on a Thursday and the children will have tasks to complete linked to spellings - these need to handed in to Mrs Bright by Thursday.
Spelling test on Thursday 13th September
MyMaths - your child's login details are in the front of their reading diary. Please see Mr Anderson if you have any problems logging on.
'Classifying Living Things' - in this unit the children will learn how to classify living things using the major classification kingdoms as defined by Carl Linneaus. They will identify and describe observable characteristics of a range of groups including, micro-organisms, plants and animals. They will compare similarities and differences between different species of plants and animals. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things.
Working scientifically, the children will carry out an investigation to observe how mold grows over time. Children will construct classification keys to identify plants and animals.
The story of the people of God.
This half term we will be studying
Clarice Cliff - pottery artist. Children will be learning about her life, creating fact files and biographies about her life and works.
Homework will continue to be given weekly in the form of spellings and/or MyMaths activities. As usual, spellings homework to be handed in to Mrs Bright on Thursdays.
Reading diaries - please ensure that your child is handing in their diaries regularly - at least 3 times a week to monitor their progress.
Our PE days are on a Wednesday and a Thursday. Our lessons may be outside some days therefore a pair of navy blue jogging bottoms/jumper is advised to be kept in their locker if needed.
Our focus this half term is Netball, Cross country running and fitness circuits, with the majority of lessons taking place on the school field (weather permitting). We will be working on improving our striking and fielding techniques and working as a team.
I hope that this information is useful to you. Please feel free to pop by after school any day if you have any further questions.
Mr Anderson and Mrs Moody
Year 6 Class Teachers
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