Jaguars & Pumas (Year 6)
Teachers: Mrs Bone, Mrs Taylor & Mrs Durkin
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bates, Mrs Connors, Mrs Slack
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome back to St Michaels’ 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.
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.
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.
In computing, we will learn more about using PowerPoint, making a quiz with hyperlinks about extinct creatures.
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 and we will be phoning parents in the next month to say hello, but in the meantime, please call the office or email if you have any concerns and we will get back to you promptly.