Term 3 – Year 6:
A very Happy New Year to you all, and we hope that you all had a peaceful festive season. Well, the start of term has gone very well in Year 6: it was lovely to see the children so eager to return to their learning, and we have started several new units of work which all promise to be very exciting!
In English, we have begun reading a new book entitled: 'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna, about the outbreak of war and a family having to travel across borders to escape persecution. We are also looking at a poetry book by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake entitled: 'On the Move': this having a similar theme, that of migration. We have decided that we love Michael Rosen’s poetry: it has really captured the year group’s imagination this week, and we want to know more!
Maths: In term 3, the children will learn all about decimals, percentages and algebra. This will include: multiplying and dividing decimals, converting between decimals and fractions, converting fraction to percentages, finding percentages of amounts, substitution, formulae and problem solving.
History: We are continuing our work on WWII, looking at the role of women in the cities and as Land Girls; the role of propaganda, and Anne Frank's diary.
Geography: We will be comparing and contrasting North, Central and South America, and planning a package holiday for each location, that takes in both city landmarks and natural wonders.
R.E: In term 3 we will explore Islam and what it means to be a Muslim. This will begin with a focus on the Five Pillars of Islam and what they each represent.
Computing: In computing this term, the children will explore how computer networks connect people in ways that allow them to work together, share information and resources.
Spanish: We will begin by recapping our knowledge of animal names as well as learning how to compare the height of our friends and ourselves. We have also begun to learn new vocabulary to describe the characteristics of our friends.
Science: In science we have looked at the effects of climate change and the greenhouse effect. We have learned about the increasing acidity and temperature of our oceans and planned and carried out investigations to test the effects of climate change on the ice caps and the creatures that live in our oceans.
RSE: In RSE this term, the children will focus on ‘Keeping Myself Safe’. They will identify how necessary responsible and respectful behaviour is and what it looks like when interacting with others online and face-to-face.
P.E: In P.E the children are developing their fitness and stamina through multi-skills and partnered circuit activities.
Art/DT: In art, the children are focusing on craft and collage in conjunction with developing their weaving skills.