In Class Six you will find Mr Howard, Miss Rawles and Mrs Wield.
Welcome back after what I hope was a relaxing Easter! I hope you were all able to enjoy the lovely weather.
Here are some of the exciting things we will be learning in the first half of the Summer Term.
This half-term we will be reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, and will be basing most of our reading and writing lessons on this exciting book.
Alex Rider is not your average fourteen-year-old. Raised by his mysterious uncle, an uncle who dies in equally mysterious circumstances, Alex finds himself thrown into the murky world of espionage. Trained by MI6 and sent out into the field just weeks later, Alex’s first mission is to infiltrate the base of the reclusive billionaire suspected of killing his uncle.
Filmic and fast-paced (the novel has been made into a feature film as well), Stormbreaker is a riot of an adventure story in the vein of James Bond and offers us the opportunity to explore the structure of a successful adventure story in detail.
Our grammar work this half term will focus on identifying different types of conjunctions, using paired adjectives to add description, using commas before conjunctions, modal verbs and adverbs, verbs as sentence starters and using parentheses (brackets, dashes, commas).
In our spelling lessons we will finish learning words with the -ei and -ough letter strings, and will also be learning words with silent letters.
This half term, our maths learning will continue to focus on multiples and factors, square and cube numbers, prime numbers, fractions and decimals.
We will also be continuing with our daily times table practice. This half term the main focus will be on all of the times tables.
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In Science, we will continue to learn about the theory of evolution and inheritance. We will be looking at the evidence to support evolution and how humans and other living things have evolved over time to adapt to their environments.
In our geography topic of Rivers, we will be learning about the features of the water cycle, the location of the main rivers in the UK and the rest of the world, the features of a river, erosion and deposition, how rivers are used by people and about how our use of rivers can have negative effects on the natural environment.
In Religious Education, we will learn and sequence a variety of creation stories from different religions, such as the Abrahamic religions, Sikhism and Hinduism, as well as some less well known or extinct religions. We will compare and contrast the different stories and present our learning in a variety of ways.
During our PSHE sessions, we will carry on learning about digital wellbeing and being good online citizens. We will learn about making sure we only have online relationships with people we know and how to make sure these are positive. We will also learn about the positive and negative effects of social media, how to use social media responsibly, how to deal with online bullying and how to spot and react to fake news.
Don't forget to read regularly at home and develop your passion for books. In Year 6, you still need to read daily. It is important to talk about what you have read and share your thoughts and opinions on the text with someone at home.