WELCOME TO YEAR 6!
This half term we are continuing to read the exciting novel ‘Letters From the Lighthouse’ written by Emma Carroll.
This story is set in 1941, during World War 2. Olive and her brother have been evacuated from London to Devon, after a bomb blast tore their family apart. While staying with a mysterious lighthouse keeper, Olive must solve a mystery of her own.
All of our writing this half term will be based around this story.
This half term, we are continuing to cover a range of skills in our Maths lessons including written methods for division, calculating with fractions, fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents, roman numerals, ratio and proportion and negative numbers.
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Remember to practise your times tables at home and on TT Rockstars! On a Friday we have a times tables test with 100 questions up to 12 x 12. The idea is to beat your score from the previous week!
Our Theme this term is a History-based Theme, called ‘The Changing Power of the Monarchs.’ We will be learning in depth about William the Conqueror’s reign from 1066 onwards, how King John made himself very unpopular as monarch and why King Henry VIII married so many times. We will also explore who Queen Anne was, what Queen Victoria achieved during her reign and look at the role of the British monarchy today.
Our Science Topic this half term is ‘Light’ where we will be exploring how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. We will learn how light travels and how this enables us to see objects. We will have the opportunity to make a functioning periscope, finding out about mirrors and the angles of reflection and incidence. We will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate refraction and the visible spectrum and we will find out all about Isaac Newton and his theory of light and colour.
Art and Design
This term, our Art and Design will be linked to our history topic ‘Changing Power of the Monarchs’ and will involve us studying a variety of crowns from different countries and time periods, exploring their features and discussing their designs. We will be designing our own crowns, experimenting with different wire manipulation techniques and creating our own 3D wire crown sculptures.
This term, our French theme is ‘Who am I?’ . We will learn phrases for describe ourselves by:
- engaging in conversations and asking and answering questions.
- speaking in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures.
- developing accurate pronunciation and intonation.
- learning songs and poems.
Our topic in R.E this term is ‘Creation and Science: Conflicting or Complementary?’ We will express our own views on how we believe the world was created, identify what type of text some Christians say Genesis 1 is and write our own version of the story of creation. We will identify the scientific theories of how the world was created, explaining the scientific theories of cosmology and evolution and understand that many Christians find science and faith go together.
Our Music this term will be focussed around our Charanga Music Scheme based on the song ‘Happy’. We will be learning a signed version of the song and will be listening and appraising, completing musical activities using tuned percussion instruments involving composing, improvising and performing.
During our P.E lessons this term, we will be practising our athletics skills with Mrs Barker.
In our computing sessions this term, we will be using Purple Mash to complete an Online Safety unit. We will identify benefits and risks of mobile devices broadcasting the location of the
user/device, e.g. apps accessing location and identify secure sites by looking for privacy seals of approval. We will also identify the benefits and risks of giving personal information and device access to different software. We will gain a clearer idea of appropriate online behaviour and how this can protect us and others from possible online dangers, bullying and inappropriate
behaviour. Finally, we will identify the positive and negative
influences of technology on health and the environment.