Next week, Year 6 will be studying diary entries from soldiers living in the trenches, during World War One. In Maths, the children will be ordering fractions and finding equivalent fractions. We also have our poetry assembly and will be completing our work on species adaptation in Science.
This book will also form the basis of our Literacy, where the children will be writing a non-chronological report, as well as a fact file based on fictitious islands. For this, we will also draw upon other texts, similar to ‘The Lost Book of Adventure’ to really help their creativity flow. Finally, we will be studying what life was like in the trenches during World War One. In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of multiplication and division, as well as exploring fractions and percentages. We will also have our first practise SATs exams towards the end of term, which we will use to inform our planning for the spring term and to assess how the cohort are progressing.
In Geography, we will be exploring Guyana and using atlases, globes and Google Earth to complete detailed map work, including how to carefully represent mountainous areas on topographical maps. In Science, we will be briefly exploring genetics and the reasons why offspring have similar characteristics to one another. We will also be exploring the formation of fossils and how species have evolved over time to adapt to their environments.
It will undoubtedly be a busy half term, especially as we count down to Christmas and amidst the excitement and busy timetables, we really hope the children will enjoy themselves and continue to impress us with their work. As per normal, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and see one of us.
Christmas Fayre – 3.00-5.00pm
Christmas Dinner Day – Come to School in Christmas themed MUFTI
5th December 2019
28th November 2019
26th November 2019