The teachers in Year 6 are:
Chestnut - Mrs Lewis Willow - Mr Regan Sycamore - Miss Dilley
Our brand new topic is Mexico! We are so excited to learn all about the key geographical features and the history of this fascinating country. This half term, we will be learning all about the significance of ‘El Día de los Meurtos’ (the Day of the Dead festival) in Mexican culture.
We will also be learning to prepare and cook an authentic Mexican meal using traditional flavours and ingredients.
Our core text this half term is ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio. We will be using this text to help us develop our speaking and listening, reading and writing skills in formal and informal registers. Our writing outcomes will include diary entries, problem page letters and formal balanced arguments around the question: ‘Is it acceptable to have ‘banter’ about someone’s appearance?’.
In mathematics this half term we will be learning how to solve problems involving algebra before applying our number skills in the context of measurement. We will be converting between units and then revising how to calculate area and perimeter of shapes. We will also be using investigations and mastery challenges to help us apply our learning in real life scenarios. It is VITAL that we keep practicing our times tables recall every day at home!
Our science topic this term in The Human Body. We are very much looking forward to learning all about how our bodies work, starting with the circulatory system. As well as learning about how blood is pumped around the body, we will be looking at what our blood is made up of and the jobs of the different cells found in our blood.
Something we can really look forward to is our visit to Plumstead Manor where we will have access to their science labs!
In computing this half term, we will be creating our own adverts using iMovie. The children will record their own footage and edit it themselves.
In PSHE this half term we are looking at goals and aspirations for the future as well as exploring the concepts of self-confidence and body image.
In RE we will be learning about Islam and focussing on the Hajj, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. We will be learning about the significance of this pilgrimage to Muslims.