Year 6 - Mr D Miree

Our topic this term is... Journeys and Other Worlds.

Dear Parents and Carers...

Welcome back, to the second part of the Autumn term. I am really looking forward to building on our brilliant start to this year. Our main topic is Journeys and Imaginary Worlds. We will be reading and entering the world of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. It is a book that every child should own. This half term will prove to be a busy one as we head into the festive season. So please keep supporting your child and ensure that we attend school every day.

 

Here is some detailed information that your child will be learning this half term:

Literacy

We will be concentrating on the class novel ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Your child will be investigating themes, characters and language. They will read and listen to first-hand accounts of wartime evacuees and the journeys they went on. There will be opportunities to write a newspaper report on the making of the film,  creating their own playscript and writing in the formal register too. We will also be creating our own imaginary world and writing poetry about an imaginary fantasy creature.

 

Numeracy

Our main topic will be on Fractions, decimals and percentages this half term. We will also be focusing on areas which your child needs to practise more often, so they can reach their potential, especially in problem solving. There will be opportunities to enhance their mental arithmetic skills each day too. Please note we hold a booster class every Tuesday after school until 4pm. Please sign up to join. Every little extra helps.

 

Geography / History

History will be linked to Literacy and we will be hearing accounts of Holocaust survivors and focusing on Anne Frank and her journey into hiding. In Geography we are focusing on rivers and the components of the water cycle, how rivers erode, transport and deposit materials to produce particular landscape features and the characteristics of a river system in another part of the world.

 

Science

This term we will be focusing on:

Electricity

Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit; compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches and use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

 

PSHE / Religious Education

During PSHE we will be learning about individuals who have overcome obstacles in their life and how we can reflect and become inspired by them. Also in RE we will be looking at how different religions make pilgrimages and their journeys to fulfilment.

 

Design / Technology

We will be bringing our imaginary creatures to life, linking our science topic and building circuits which will enable our creature’s eyes and noses to light up.

 

Music

Our music focus will be based around the Samba beat and its journey from the roots of Africa to Brazil. We will be improvising and composing music for a range of purposes using a selection of percussion instruments. It’s going to be one noisy classroom!

 

Physical Education

Year 6 will focus on Gymnastics: Your child will learn how to Create complex and well-executed sequences that include a full range of movements including:

Travelling, balances, swinging, springing, flight. Vaults, inversions, rotations, bending, stretching and twisting, gestures and linking skills. The will learn how to hold shapes that are strong, fluent and expressive. Include these in a sequence of set pieces, choosing the most appropriate linking elements. They will learn how to vary speed, direction, level and body rotation during floor performances.

 

French

This term your child will be engaging in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic French language structures.

 

Computing

We will be learning how to be film makers. Your child will plan and write a script using appropriate software; search for relevant information using appropriate websites; use a digital video camera (or similar device) to record; plan suitable questions to ask an interviewee and provide a Film review at the end.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out everyFriday and your child will be expected to hand in their completed homework first thing Tuesday morning.Can you please support your child by encouraging them to complete the independent learning tasks set each week. 

Supporting Staff

These members of staff will be supporting your child in class:Mrs J. Kent and Miss S. Younis

Extra Information: 

Please ensure your child reads at least 20 minutes each day.There is a Reward for every child who has read every day. So can you sign your child’s ‘Reading Record Book,’ after reading.Thank You. 

If your child is going on our Winter Residential to Cliffehouse,there will be a presentation On:Wednesdasy, 11th December, 2017. Hope you can attend. 

Yours faithfully,

Mr. D. Miree.

Dmy6, Class Teacher