The teachers in Year 6 are:
Chestnut - Mrs Lewis Willow - Mr Regan Sycamore - Mrs Jeffery
This half term, Year 6 will be using two of Charles Dickens? most famous books as our core texts Oliver and A Christmas Carol. Taking inspiration from these, we will be writing charity leaflets, setting descriptions and formal letters as well as informal flashbacks. Throughout the term, we will also be developing key skills such as the use of passive voice, figurative language and multi-clause sentences.
In mathematics this half term, we will be looking at division and fractions. We will recap short division and mental methods for division before learning the long division method. We will then be learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. In addition, we will be converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions as well as between fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be using investigations and mastery challenges to help us apply our maths learning in real life scenarios.
In topic, we will continue our learning about Victorian London. We will begin by making comparisons between Victorian London and London today. We will be researching the legend of Sweeny Todd before writing a report on this. We will then move onto looking at printing in art and designing our own polystyrene tiles and then using these to create prints in monochrome colours. As part of our topic, we will be visiting the Royal Albert Hall and the Museum of London.
In science, we will be learning about living things. We will begin by classifying living things before creating our own classification keys. We will look at the leaves in the local area and classify these before learning about microorganisms and investigating mold. In PSHE we will be learning how to manage dares as well as going on a trip to see ?Wonder? as part of anti-bullying week.
In RE this half term, we will be exploring how Christmas is celebrated around the world. In music, we will be learning the song Happy by Pharrell and mastering this on the keyboard or glockenspiel.