Year 6 Moorhen 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year Six!
In Moorhens class, your class teacher is Mrs Winters, who will be supported by Mrs Webb, Mrs Rickwood and Mrs Mathers. We all welcolme you warmly and wish you a successful year.
School begins promptly at 8.25am - please be lined up for this time. The end of the school day is 3pm. Please ensure you come to school in full uniform - including your tie :)
PE kit will be needed on Mondays for Spring term 1. Remember, you come to school in your PE kit.
Our curriculum in Spring term 1 and 2
Maths: We will continue with fractions this half term and finish this part way through Spring term 1. We will then cover conversion facts before moving on to decimals. After half term, we will begin with FDP(fraction-decimal-percentage) equivalence and using this to solve problems. We will then move on to area and perimeter, statistics and geometry.
Class novel: Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
'It's inhuman to take your books away before you know the end'
A fantastic tale of adventure, desperate dangers and survival!
English: For our first unit, we will be looking at diary entries. We will look at a diary entry from Ernest Shackleton's diary, develop our understanding of how diaries are structured and how the writer shows their emotions.
Topic: Our topic for this term is 'Frozen Kingdom'. Pupils will learn about the polar regions - the Arctic and the Antarctic. We began the topic by meeting someone who has actually visited the Antarctic and had the opportunity to ask just what it was like there. Pupils then learned about the geoepgraphy, climate and flora and fauna of both polar regions.
Homework for the half term: Please see added document for our topic homework. We will also have weekly spelling homework and an expectation to read at home 3 times a week, which should be recorded in reading records.
Our curriculum in Autumn term 1 and 2
Maths: We will begin our Maths journey looking at at place value before moving on to four operations. We will also be focussing on arithmetic skills.
Class novel: Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
'You're thirteen. All you want is a normal life. But most kids don't need heart transplants.'
Follow Cam on his quest for a 'normal' life in this exciting novel....would YOU accept a donor heart from a pig?
English: For our first unit, we will be looking at non-chronological reports and building up to producing our own version all about blood! We will look at common features amongst a range of non-chronological reports and use our class model text ‘The Heart’ to base our own reports on. Following this, we will be writing our very own instructions on how to make a healthy snack – we will explore healthy ingredients and have fun tasting our own creations.
Topic: Our first topic is ‘Blood Heart’ which enables us to explore the human body, specifically the circulatory system. We will learn why the heart is so important, what is does and how we can keep our hearts healthy.
We began our Blood Heart topic by observing the dissection of a lamb heart - pupils found this fascinating!