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Flying Bull

Year 6

Summer 2019

Infinity and Beyond

What an exciting topic our last one is going to be! What is our Solar system really made up of? What is our place in the Universe? How has technology improved and developed to where we are today in 2019? Can you think of any other questions you might want to ask?

For English, we’ll be continuing our cross-curricular link with Geography, learning all things ‘Tsunami’. We look forward to reporting about such events in journalistic styles and as if we had been there (fortunately none of us have!)

In Reading, we will be looking at our book choices and how we can explain our choices to others through our Reading World Cup. In addition, we will be looking at comparing newspapers and useful resources for our school.

In Maths we will be revising a range of topics before SATS. Afterwards, we will be completing investigations and looking at real life uses for Maths in STEM.  

Computing’s a good one, with all things animation and film being taught – do we have any Steven Spielberg’s in our midst I wonder? The humanities subjects will cover the Space Race (looking at how different countries competed to get to Space first), alongside discussions around Fair Trade and our moral role.

We will be becoming entrepreneurs in PSHCE and STEM. This will include researching renewable energy sources and looking at how we can play our part in developing a sustainable world.

Finally, this is Year 6’s last term with us and we are looking forward to a term of exciting events and opportunities such as going to Portsmouth University, our trip to Canoe Lake, the Y6 Sleepover as well as all the 6+ trips that will be coming up in July.

 

Reminder that the Leavers Assembly will be on the 12th of July at 10am.


Spring 2019

Planet Earth

This term, as part of our topic in Year 6, we will be investigating the planet we live on.

Our main focus for this topic will be Geography where we will be studying the impact of weather and natural disasters, specifically focusing on real life situations where these events have occurred

In our English lessons, we will be looking at a range of genres this term. Beginning with our own plastic pollution speeches before creating our own David Attenborough-style voice overs. We will then use our learning in Geography to write newspapers and personal recounts about these events.  

In Design Technology, we will be looking at how bridges are structured and creating our own bridge prototypes. In STEM we will be looking at how to make a box waterproof and watertight so that we can appreciate those who have to have such items in case of a natural disaster.  

Please can we take this opportunity to remind you that it is vital in the build-up to SATS, that your child is reading at least 5 times per week at home (minimum) and this is being signed in their home reading diaries (orange booklets). All Year 6 classrooms are open from 8:30am for children to come in and read with an adult. This is highly encouraged as reading is shown to be the number one way to improve your child’s learning.

We are offering an after-school booster session on Monday, covering Reading, Grammar and Maths (you will be informed if your child is invited to these).

Homework will be set weekly with a Reading and Maths task being set. If there are any problems with the homework please see your child’s class teacher. With classrooms opening at 8:30am, children are welcome to come with their homework for additional support.  

Finally, we are excited to offer a trip to the Marwell Zoo in February and to the STEM Fair in March. More information about these will follow.

We hope you enjoy the term!

The Year 6 Team.


Autumn Term 2018

Who let the Gods out?

We are excited to start our Greek topic for the Autumn term. Within it we will be looking at the book "Who let the Gods out!?" which is a hilarious book written by Maz Evans and is available at all good book stores.

In English, our writing will be focused on looking at a variety of ancient myths, the beasts and heroes of Ancient Greece and the adventures of famous faces like Hercules and Theseus. 

Our Maths focus will be on place value, addition and subtraction as we slowly prepare for the SATS tests.

In Art, our focus will be on Greek pottery and within our design and technology lessons, we will be looking at creating a variety of famous Greek dishes.

Our Science topic will focus on the wonder of reversible and irreversible changes wherein we will be looking at a series of experiments and theories.

We are also excited to see YolanDa Brown in concert as part of our Music topic and creating our very own Olympic games.