Year Six

 

Welcome to Year 6 

Our staff are:

Miss Lee, Mrs Kilgariff and Mrs Shaw

Congratulations to the children who were elected for special roles within the school. They do a fantastic job.

Head Boy –  Joshua De Souza N’Guma      Head Girl – Moira Atieno

Deputy Head Children  –  Weronika Slowik, Deborah Adebiyi,

School Council Representatives – Mustafa Iqbal, Vine Ahmed

Literacy

Spring 1

We will be looking at topical issues in the press which affect children today such as issues raises by the Children’s Commissioner Anne Long field regarding social media and its effects on children’s well-being. Children will be researching and writing discussion texts regarding this issue. We will also be writing information texts linked to our science topic on keeping healthy. In January 2018, the Government issued its latest recommendation about children’s snacks. Children will write informative texts about keeping healthy and writing discussion texts relating to this issue.

Spring 2

Through the books Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Pennac and The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo we will be writing from the perspective of different characters, creating discussion and persuasive texts on animals in captivity, creating informative and persuasive texts on a zoo, using figurative language to help us describe settings and writing a range of pieces of narrative

Maths

Children will learn how fractions, decimals and percentages are related. We will begin to look again at algebra and ratio. We will revise time, including the 24hr clock and reading timetables. We will also focus on geometry (properties of shape and position and direction). There will be plenty of SATS preparation and an after school booster for both maths and SPAG.

Science

During the first part of the half term, children will complete their topic on keeping Healthy.

Then children will learn how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals and give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. This will have a focus on animals found in Africa.

Geography

In Geography, children will learn about the countries of the continent of Africa and the diverse landscapes.

Describe and understand key aspects of Africa in terms of:

  • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle.
  • human geography, including: settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals, and water supplies.

Art

In art, children will study Tinga Tinga art and create our own pieces of art in the style of this, using the qualities of acrylic paints to create visually interesting pieces. This will help us develop a personal style of painting, drawing upon ideas from other artists.

 

Useful Links

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