Yellow 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Yellow Class
We are a Year 6 class and are taught by Mrs Bate, supported by Mrs Inskip.
Here is all of the exciting learning that we will be doing in the Summer term:
We will be revising all our topics ready for the SATs and then putting all our Mathematical knowledge together to solve problems and carry out investigations.
We will be continuing to use high quality texts to inspire our writing. These include: Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill: and Hansel & Gretel by Neil Gaiman.
History: Ancient Greece
The children will learn: when the Ancient Greek people lived and order some events from the time on a timeline; some key facts about the Battle of Marathon and the Trojan War, answering questions to demonstrate their understanding; Ancient Greek gods; and some features of Greek myths.
Computing: Spreadsheets & Using and Applying
The children will be given an understanding of spreadsheets and how they can be used. In the first five lessons, the children will learn skills in formatting and entering specific formulas. The children will then use investigative skills in using the spreadsheet to solve specific problems. Finally the children are able to design their own spreadsheet.
The purpose of the ‘Using & Applying’ unit is to provide an engaging open-ended project for pupils to apply the skills they have developed by working on other units within the year group.
Science: Living Things and Their Habitats & Scientists and Inventors
The children will learn about the classification of living things, including micro-organisms. They will sort animals into groups based on their similarities and differences. They will learn about the standard system of classification developed by Carl Linnaeus; design their own ‘curious creature’ and classify it based on its characteristics. They will conduct an investigation into the growth of mould on bread.
The children will learn about the life and work of Stephen Hawking, Libbie Hyman, a zoologist and the work of scientists who investigated and developed DNA theories, including the controversy surrounding it.
Art: South and Central America
The children will make clay monkeys, make picture puzzles using symbols, make dreamcatchers, draw an important person, create a collage and make traditional drums to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of South American artists Frida Khalo, Joaquin Torres Garcia, Leonora Carrington, Diego Rivera, Beatriz Milhazes and Carlos Paez Vilaro.
D&T: Crumble Software
The children will use a computer program, crumble, to alarm a superheroes buggy.
RE: Enquiry - Cross Religious/Non-Religious Viewpoints & Compare and Contrast - Christianity/Islam/Hinduism
The children will investigate by gathering, selecting, organising or refining questions and ideas about religion / non-religious viewpoints. They will suggest lines of enquiry and plan investigations into religious/non-religious viewpoints.
The children will compare and contrast key Christian, Muslim and Hindu beliefs about God and make links to other perspectives and viewpoints. Identify some of the reasons people believe/don’t believe in God. They will compare and contrast what motivates people of a religious faith and a non-religious belief to work together to impact UK society and the wider world through environmental and global charities.
Music: Class Awards & Moving On
The children will celebrate their achievements through an awards show performance.
The children will perform songs to create a leaver’s assembly performance.
This term, we will be doing Athletics, Sports Day Practise, Rounders and Health Related Exercise in our PE lessons. The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts/tracksuit and light blue t-shirt or school PE uniform. Please remember our arrangements with regard to PE uniform being worn all day, on the day of the PE lesson. If the lesson is outside, please make sure that your child has adequate clothing.
Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. We ask for all children to continue to access TimesTable Rockstars online to practise and improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.
English: English homework will be set on a Friday via Class Dojo to be handed in the following Wednesday.
Reading: At Weston, we encourage children to develop a life long love for reading. We ask that children read 4 times a week to adults and to themselves.
Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children. The need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is crucial.
Children will be provided with quality texts appropriate for their age and ability. Furthermore, Bug Club will regularly be updated with ebooks and accompanying comprehension tasks to help extend learning and reading skills further.
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