Jaguars & Pumas (Year 6)
Teachers: Mrs Bone, Mrs Taylor & Mrs Horn
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Slack and Mrs Heagarty
Autumn Term 2021
Welcome back to St Michael's and to Year 6. What a great year we have planned for you!
We start the year, by learning about evolution, survival of the fittest and inheritance. We are hoping (COVID dependent) to visit Lyme Regis to meet fossil hunters and collect fossils ourselves at the end of September and will be in touch shortly with information.
Children will also be researching why some animals have become extinct whilst others have evolved over time. We will study ichthyosaurs and make a green screen movie reporting on these amazing prehistoric animals. We will also focus on birds and how beaks might be different depending on how that animal has adapted to its environment. Our computing work will be linked with this, creating PowerPoint quizzes on extinct creatures.
In science, we’ll be conducting experiments based on adaptation and in English, we’ll write non-chronological reports about an endangered or extinct animal and study the life of the famous palaeontologist Mary Anning.
In maths, we’ll be looking at place value by comparing numbers, ordering them, rounding to the nearest 10,100,1000 and explaining how to multiply and divide by 10,100 and 1000. We’ll also be looking at the most efficient strategies for addition and subtraction calculations.
We’ll also be learning to play cyclic patterns using African drums in music lessons and learning colours, numbers and the names of animals in Spanish.
We are all really looking forward to this first half of term. Our weekly newsletters and any information about our curriculum will be shared on Google classroom. Please call the office or email if you have any concerns in the first couple of weeks and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Having to isolate in autumn term one?
If your child has to isolate in the first half of the autumn term, we would ask you to go to the White Rose website, click on Year 6 home learning and choose work based around reading and writing numbers to 10,000,000, rounding to the nearest 10,100,1000, the place value of decimals, multiplying and dividing by 10,100,1000 and converting measures in length by multiplying/dividing by 10,100 or 1000.
In English, we are learning to read and write non-chronological reports, with the end product being an independent piece of writing based on a creature of their choice. We will be creating a 'rectangle thing' in class and this will be posted on Google Classroom to support any work being completed at home.
If you have a library card, you can join Libby, a free online service to borrow ebooks and audiobooks. These could support your child to write their own non-chronological report on an extinct creature or one that is endangered.
Our Quest sheet will be posted on Google Classroom to allow your child to continue their independent learning at home.
Each half term we carry out our learning through different topics. Information on these topics will be shared with you on Google Classroom as well as on this web site. You will be able to see weekly homework tasks as well as finding out more information about what your child has been learning through our weekly newsletters.