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Year 6

Autumn 1:

Welcome to Violet Class! It’s great to see all the children back after the summer break and to see that they are ready for a new school year at Willow Lane. The Year 6 team consists pf Mrs Powell, Mrs Arputharaj and Mr Noblet. We will also have Mrs Massara working with us on Fridays developing our understanding of Mandarin even further.

As part of our Survival topic theme, we have many exciting activities planned. Our topic links to English, Science, Geography and Art. WE will be looking at countries, continents and biomes around the world and locating them using maps, globes and atlases. This will help us to think about the different environments and how these animals are adapted to survive in them. We will also be using iPads to research these environments in more detail and also think about human features of them, such as tourism. In English, we will be reading the book and watching the film of ‘The Croods’ in order to help us write discussion texts about whether or not they should leave their cave. Linking with this, we will also be having a ‘Surviving the Stone Age’ workshop outside in the wildlife area and a visit to Beacon Fell which you should have received a letter about. In addition, we will be creating art inspired by camouflage.

Within this topic, the children will be introduced to and using subject specific vocabulary. We would be extremely grateful if you could discuss the following words with your child at home and see if they can tell you what they mean and if they can have a go at spelling them.

Adaptation   Evolution   Survival   Biomes   Inherited   Predator   Mutation   Species   Trait   Variation   Consumer   Offspring