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Year 6

Autumn 1:

Welcome to Year 6! We are so excited to work with the new Violet Class and have lots of fun activities planned for our first half term. The Year 6 team consists of Claire Clarke, Maria Noakes and Paul Shipton. Mrs Noakes will teach the class when I am out of class.

In Year 6 you need a book bag or rucksack in school every day with your reading book and homework diary. If you wish to bring a pencil case you may do however we will provide you with all the stationery you will need for lessons.

In Year 6 we expect children to read at home at least 4 times a week and record this in their homework diaries. Maths and Grammar homework will be set on Fridays to hand in by the following Wednesday. Creative homework is given out at the beginning of each term and each child should try to produce at least one piece of work. Please support your child to remember to complete their homework tasks on time.

Our topic links to English, Science, Geography and Art this term. We begin by finding out about early man and their survival. This links to learning about the evolution of species and inheritance of characteristics. We will look at how animals and plants are adapted to survive in their habitats. We will create animal camouflage art and learn about stone age drawings. We will discover the continents, oceans and temperature zones by looking at how man has moved around the globe in the past. We will use IT to show this term’s learning through multimedia presentations. Furthermore, on Thursday 21st September, Year 6 will take part in a hands on Stone Age Day run by WoodMatters.

‘Wolf Brother’ by Michelle Paver is our class text and we will be writing about the main characters, Torak and Renn, for the beginning of term. We will move on to learning about balanced arguments through the animated film, The Croods.