Jaguars & Pumas (Year 6)
Teachers: Mrs Bone, Mrs Taylor & Mrs Durkin
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bates, Mrs Connors, Mrs Slack
If your child needs to isolate in this following half term, they can continue with their work on ‘what’s good for my body and what’s not?’.
In maths, we will be revising 2D properties of shapes, area and perimeter and angles. There are many useful websites such as BBC Bitesize and White Rose Year 6 home learning, that will allow children to keep practising these ideas.
In English, we’ll be looking at persuasion writing, thinking about how we could convince Homer Simpson or Garfield to lead a healthier lifestyle. Oak Academy provides some good examples of persuasive writing.
Spring Term 2021 - Second half
We’re so glad that all the children are back with us for the last month of the Spring term.
Our topic for the remaining four weeks is ‘What’s Good for my Body and What’s Not? Within this topic, we will be looking at how exercise, healthy eating and the use of drugs, including cigarettes and alcohol affect our bodies. In geography, we will be finding out which countries are the most obese in the world and wondering why this is the case. This will all link with our maths work on statistics: bar charts, line graphs and pie charts as well as finding the mean. In our science, we will learn about the circulatory system and how the heart pumps blood around the body and we’ll be carrying our experiments on heart rate and resting positions. In our PE sessions, we will be completing circuits and transferring the results that we produce onto spreadsheets.
This really is a fascinating topic and we hope the children enjoy learning about it as much as we enjoy teaching it!
Covid-19 related absence and learning:
As we have entered a new lockdown and are moving to remote learning, please visit our Google Classrooms where learning will be uploaded daily.
Spring Term 2021 - First half
Welcome back to a strange spring term! Unfortunately, some of you are at home learning for the first half term but we are all learning the same content in maths, English and our independent learning of ‘How did the Ancient Greeks Influence us?’ This means we’ll all still be able to share our work and enjoy finding out about the legacy of the ancient Greeks, whether it be the Olympic Games; democracy from Athens; myths and legends or famous philosophers and mathematicians.
Our English and music work are all based around the battle of Troy and Odysseus’ journey back to his homeland of Ithaca.
In maths, we’ll continue to develop the understanding of the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages and begin to solve problems using fractions and percentages.
In RE, we’ll be thinking about why some people believe in God and others don’t. We’ll be linking this to our Greek work by looking at the Greek terms, ‘theist’, ‘atheist’ and ‘agnostic’.
Our PSHE ( Jigsaw) this term focussing upon making realistic goals and our school value for this half term is compassion. Can you fill a daily compassion calendar?
Although some of you are at home, we want you to know that we’re still here for you. Just contact us on Google Classroom and we’ll return your message.
Remember your 10 a day for good mental health and take time out each day to exercise and get outside in the fresh air.
We hope to see you soon. Look out for our weekly Google Meets and join us if you can.
The Year 6 team
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.
Each half term we carry out our learning through different topics. Click here to see an overview of our topics.