Welcome to Eagles (Year 6)!
Hello and welcome back to the beginning of a new and exciting academic year - and the most unusual one yet! This year, Year 6 will be lead by Miss Boothby and Mrs Glassford, we are looking forward to working with the 29 children in the class on our journey through Year 6.
Our P.E. days this year will be Mondays and Wednesdays.
This term our topic is 'Vicious Vikings'. We will be learning all about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
Our class read this term will be: The 1000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford. We will use this as a stimulus to support our journalistic writing and creating our own Norse legend.
This term children will draw on their understanding of number and place value in order to calculate with decimals. They will learn to multiply and divide decimals by multiples of 10, 100 and 1,000; convert between fractions and decimals; and multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers. The learning from this unit will support children in calculating with measures, particularly converting between standard units, and it will support their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages, and how they are related.
We will be learning all about Buddhism, how and why Buddha's teachings have meaning today.
This term we will be focusing on inheritance and evolution. The children will learn all about adaptions and how animals have evolved into what we know today.
Dare you enter the Dragon's Den and market your very own inventive festive lights decoration? Take part in a Dragon's Den briefing session and learn about the challenges that lie ahead as designers of festive lights and decorations with an electrical buzz. Use motors, switches, bulbs and buzzers to make your product the stand-out choice of the dragons.
Using our topic as a stimulus, the children will learn how to write a persuasive speech and a biography. Our class read to support the children with their writing is The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.
We will be developing children’s understanding of fractions, moving on to comparing, adding and subtracting unrelated fractions using common denominators and formal methods. We will be encouraging problem solving of fraction problems while exploring efficient methods.
Our topic this term is: World War 2 and The Battle of Britain. We will be learning all about the effects of the war and how this impacts our lives today.
Using our topic as a stimulus, the children will learn how to write a recount from various perspectives and writing a missing chapter. Our class read to support the children with their writing is Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.
We will be starting the year by revisiting our understanding of place value - looking at numbers to ten million! We will then learn to order and compare these numbers. Later in the term we will look at reasoning and problem solving using all four operations.