Welcome to Year 6!
We would love to celebrate with you what we have been doing so far this year.
Authors Who Inspire
This half term our topic will be ‘Authors Who Inspire’ where we will be looking at a wide range of authors and genres. We will also have the opportunity to share our favourite text types and authors, along with our book reviews from over the half term. This half term our topic will be ‘Authors Who Inspire’ where we will be looking at a wide range of authors and genres. We will also have the opportunity to share our favourite text types and authors, along with our book reviews from over the half term.
In English, we will be reading ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Morpurgo which is about a boy who gets shipwrecked on an island with nothing but his clothes and dog, Stella, to keep him company. On Thursday 8th November, we are lucky enough to welcome Peter Kennedy into our school. He will be working with the children on drama relating to Kensuke’s Kingdom. This will be an amazing hook for the pieces of writing we have planned over the half term which include: letter in a bottle, survival guide instructions, diary writing and a short narrative.
During our pupil voice, the children showed a particular interest in linking our topic to computing. As a result, we will be animating a range of scenes and adding audio to create our own mini movies. We are also hoping to use green screen to create our own book covers for a variety of genres.
In science, we will continue our topic ‘Animals Including Humans’. We will continue to learn all about the circulatory system and healthy lifestyles. We will also be developing our own investigations on exercise and the impact this has on our heart.
The children are expected to read at home at least 3 times each week. This can be with an adult or independent reading. It does not have to be more than 10 minutes each time but reading regularly will help with their comprehension skills. Their reading book and reading record must be brought into school each day.
Each week, a set of spellings will be sent home to be completed and memorised in readiness for their weekly spelling test. There will also be regular times tables tests.
The usual weekly homework will be sent home on Fridays to be completed over the weekend and returned to school on Tuesdays.
If any of the children are finding the homework, spellings or reading difficult, or have been unable to complete them at home, there will be a homework club at lunchtime on Tuesdays when they will complete it with support, if necessary.