Year 6 – Octopus

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Weekly Information

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.

General Information

We really hope you have all had a relaxing half-term and are ready for the second half of the autumn term in Year 6. Our brand new topic is called ‘An Amazing Adventure,’ which is based on the book, ‘The Lost Book of Adventure.’ This is a really imaginative and creative text, and we are looking forward to sharing it with the children. Our highlight of the term will be our Outdoor Adventure Day, where the children will be participating in a whole day of outdoor activities, from knot tying to shelter building. We have arranged for a trained and professional outdoor instructor to come to the school and deliver this and we feel this will provide a unique experience for children, as they learn practical skills as part of their Design Technology curriculum.

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.

Thank you

Year 6

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Mr Hart

Mr Hart

Year Leader

Mrs Tarchetti

Mrs Tarchetti

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Millar

Mrs Millar

Teacher

Mrs Cutler

Mrs Cutler

Teacher

Mrs Small

Mrs Small

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Mr Warman

Mr Warman

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Mrs Thorpe

Mrs Thorpe

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Mrs Newton

Mrs Newton

HLTA

Mrs Ward

Mrs Ward

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Baker

Mrs Baker

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tyas

Mrs Tyas

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Mrs Stone

Mrs Stone

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