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Spring 2

Our topic this half term is an unusual one – ‘Global Issues’. We will be using this to drive our English, using a book called ‘The Story of the Blue Planet’, a beautifully descriptive book about a planet very much like Earth, except for one thing – only children live there. In topic lessons we will be looking at key global issues such as plastic pollution, global warming, water shortage and many more. During Art, we will be making use of waste plastic to create printing tools and collage to influence our art.  Our trip this half term will make sure we do our part for the environment, we will be visiting several beaches and beach combing, cleaning up the environment. Science will link too as we will be revisiting living things and their habitats, learning how to classify a range of creatures.

Our PE days will now be Monday (indoor) with Mrs Biggs and Thursday’s (outdoor), with the PE coach. 

Make sure that you bring your reading diaries in each day (1dojo) and that you are logging your reading (prizes to be won).

Homework is set weekly each Friday and is expected back in the following Friday. A large piece of homework from the menu will be due every 2 weeks. I will run a homework club Wednesday and Thursday lunch if anyone would prefer to complete it in school with my support.

Every Thursday afternoon I will be out of class, so you will either have another teacher or be split around the school instead.

SATs boosters –  EVERY Wednesday afternoon until 4.00pm this half term

SATs Pre-teach – EVERY Thursday morning from 8.00am this half term

We will need to work hard this Spring 2 term, we are counting down and preparing as much as we can for the SATs – it is time to apply ALL your values to your learning, but most of all get ready to focus and be resilient.

I believe in you all!

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Mrs Biggs


Spring 1

Happy new year everyone! I am glad to be back to school and ready to knuckle down with our learning. I am super excited about our topic this half term – ‘Natural Disasters’! We will be reading and using a couple of books in English and reading (Flood – Alvaro Villa and Floodland – Marcus Sedgwick). We will be investigating how natural disasters are formed, what impact they have and what we can do about them in History and Geography. Whilst in Art, we will be using Andy Warhol’s Mt. Vesuvius print to influence our own paintings, creating sculptures through junk-modelling and sketching before and after landscapes of well-known natural disasters in history.

We have a brand new topic in Science – Evolution and Inheritance. This looks at the changes humans and other animals have gone through in history as well as how we inherit certain characteristics from our parents. Our trip to Marwell on the 22nd January links to this too!

Our PE days will now be Monday (outdoor) and Friday’s (indoor). 

Make sure that you bring your reading diaries in each day (1dojo) and that you are logging your reading (prizes to be won).

Homework is set weekly each Friday and is expected back in the following Friday. A large piece of homework from the menu will be due every 2 weeks. I will run a homework club Wednesday and Thursday lunch if anyone would prefer to complete it in school with my support.

Every Tuesday afternoon I will be out of class, so you will have Mrs Bartlett instead.

SATs boosters – Wednesday afternoon until 4.00 from 22nd January

SATs Pre-teach – Thursday mornings from 8.00am from 23rd January

Here is to a great Spring 1 term, we will be doing lots of preparation for SATs, so get your thinking hats on!

Mrs Biggs


Autumn 2

Hope that you enjoyed your week off and managed to get lots of sweets over Halloween! This half term, our main Topic is ‘Explorers’. We will be mostly learning about Ernest Shackleton, a famous Antarctic explorer. We will be linking our English, Geography, History and Art learning to his life and his expeditions. For DT, we will be learning about food, thinking about the different food groups and why we have a daily guideline amount for sugars, fats and salts. We will then be using this knowledge to create a meal fit for one of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic expeditions.

In Science we will be revisiting our previous learning on Electricity: creating circuits, considering electrical safety, adjusting brightness and volume using cells and looking at differing circuits.

Our PE days will now be Tuesday (outdoor) and Thursday’s (indoor). 

Make sure that you bring your reading diaries in each day and that you are logging your reading.

Homework is set weekly each Friday and is expected back in the following Friday. A large piece of homework from the menu will be due every 2 weeks.

Every Tuesday afternoon Mrs Biggs will be out of class, so you will have Mrs Bartlett instead.

We have 4 trips this half term:

  • 7th November – Cinema
  • 13th November – Fort Purbrook
  • 15th November – Kings Theatre
  • Supermarket visit (date tbc)

As Christmas is fast-approaching, we will also be doing lots of Christmas activities. We will be having a visit from the local Vicar to make Christingles, supporting KS1 in their nativities as well as making lots of different Christmas crafts.

Hope that you have a lovely half term!


Autumn 1

This half term our topic will be focused around the Ancient Egyptians. We will be incorporating it into our English lessons through the reading of ‘The Mystery of the Egyptian Mummy’ by Scott Peters, as well as in our History, Art and DT.

At the beginning of next half term we will be going on a trip to watch the Horrible Histories show Awful Egyptians. (Friday 15th November).

In Science we will be learning about Light, conducting lots of experiments into how it moves and the colours it is made up of. We will also be starting a longitudinal study, monitoring how much we grow over the school year. We will learning lots of new skills in Maths, make sure you keep practicing your strategies for solving the 4 operations, these will help you a lot in the weekly arithmetic tests!

PE days are Monday (in the hall) and Thursday (outside with a PE coach).

Make sure that you bring your reading diaries in each day and that you are logging your reading.

Homework is set weekly each Friday and is expected back in the following Friday. A large piece of homework from the menu will be due every 2 weeks.

Every Tuesday afternoon Mrs Biggs will be out of class, so you will have Mrs Bartlett instead.

 

I am excited for this year in Year 6 – I hope that you are too!

Mrs Biggs