Autumn Term 2 - 2021
Welcome back Year 6, I hope you had a lovely half term break and are ready to learn lots of new information and have some fun at the same time.
Our Virtues for this half term are Learned and Wise
Learned, is when we find God in all things; and wise in the ways we use our learning for the common good.
Jesus was learned and wise when he taught in the temple
Followers of Christ
In this unit of work, we consider the call of the disciples by Jesus. The children will learn
about the demands that the call of Christ placed on these first disciples, and they will
think about ways in which people answer the call of Christ today through the life of the
Bradley Chalkers is the boy no-one wants to sit next to in class. His only friends are a collection of animal ornaments in which he confides. When he visits Carla, the new school counsellor, Bradley’s life starts to change in this tender and funny story.
Year 6 will study this wonderful book this half term, and there will be lots of writing opportunities around the character of Bradley and the problems he encounters.
Our topics for this half term are Fractions, Geometry and Position
- Equivalent fractions
- Simplify fractions
- Improper fractions to mixed numbers
- Mixed numbers to improper fractions
- Fractions on a number line
- Compare and order fractions
- Add and subtract fractions
- Add and subtract mixed number fractions
- Multiply fractions
- Divide fractions
- Fractions of amounts
Geometry and Position
- The first quadrant
- Four quadrants
Remember to practise your TT Rockstars each evening for at least 10 minutes.
Living Things and their habitats
During this topic, we will learn about classification of living things, including micro – organisms. We will extend our understanding of classification by looking at the standard system of classification which was developed by Cael Linnaeus which will involve choosing an animal and researching its classification. Our science investigations will be based on micro-organisms and the growth of mould on bread.
During this topic, the children will learn about democracy in the 19th century and how the vote was extended to men with property worth over £10. The main focus will be on the groups campaigning for suffrage especially The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, and Emmeline Pankhurst from the Women’s Social and Political Union.
During this topic, the children will learn all about the countries of North America and the environmental regions. They will research rivers and cities within these countries and compare the United Kingdom with a region in North America.
Renaissance Architecture and Sculpture
During this topic, the children will learn about Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, Donatello and Michelangelo. They will create sketch books to record their observations and use these to review and revisit ideas. The children will also have the opportunity to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing and painting with a range of materials.
Our music topic for this half term is Reggae and we will study the history of this music genre. We will listen to and compare reggae music with other musical genres. The children will learn about Bob Marley and understand what offbeat and syncopation is. We will explore syncopated rhythms and patterns.
During this topic, year 6 will learn what the internet and World Wide Web are. They will also research binary code and know that information is broken into pieces called packets, which travel across networks. These packets take different routes in order to reach their destination quickly and efficiently.
We will be learning about a new group of nouns and their singular subject endings also, third group nouns and their plurals. There will also be a focus on Roman Numerals.
PRE – Personal Relationship Education
Lesson 1: Jigsaw – Celebrating Difference – Lesson 1 – Am I normal?
Lesson 2: Gifts and Talents
Lesson 3: Girls’ Bodies
Lesson 4: Boys’ Bodies
Lesson 5: Spots and Sleep
Our topic for this half term is dance and the children will:
- Work collaboratively to include more complex compositional ideas
- Develop motifs and incorporate into self composed dances as individuals, pairs & groups
- Talk about different styles of dance with understanding, using appropriate language & terminology
Homework Club, Friday from 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Mrs Barton holds a homework club for years 5 and 6 each Friday after school, please encourage your child to attend if they require help with their homework.
For homework, the children will complete a research project related to out British values. Last half the children researched some wonderful facts about:
- Saint Maximilian Kolbe our class Saint
- The Amazon Rainforest and Deforestation
- Black History Month
The children have two weeks to complete their project and then they will be presented to the class.
The children will be given maths homework related to what we are learning in class that week. The homework will be given out on a Monday and returned on Wednesday
- Please remember to bring a water bottle to school.
- Remember to read and complete your TT Rockstars each evening for at least 10 minutes.
- Don't forget to bring your reading book, diary and knowledge organiser to school each day.
- PE is on a Friday so remember to wear your PE kit to school.