This half term in English, Year 6 will continue looking at the book ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman and pupils will use it to gain inspiration for creating different fiction and non-fiction writing texts.
Pupils will learn to write a number of different text types, including non-chronological reports, balanced arguments, fictional narratives and persuasive letters, all inspired by the context of the story that will continue to be read as a class. They have already been provided with a lot to discuss, including topics such as animal rights, animal testing, transplantations and xenotransplantation and are enjoying this fantastic book.
To deepen their knowledge and understanding of these topics, pupils will carry out research in areas related to the book, using laptops as well as printed resources to further their learning.
In Maths, pupils will focus on measurement conversions, shapes and angles. They will also continue to practise solving multi-step word problems involving the topics of fractions, money and different types of measurement. As always, mental calculation strategies and reasoning activities will be a great focus for our pupils. Thank you to parents and carers for all you have done to support our pupils in their learning so far – your support at home has really aided pupils’ progress throughout the year.
In Science, Year 6 will learn about taxonomy and how this can be used to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics, based on their similarities and differences.
Pupils will also explore different tastes in food using herbs and spices before using their learning to create flavour for their own dish.
We cannot wait to see the wonderful work pupils will produce this term! Be sure to keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and Wow Work.
This half term, pupils will receive homework three times a week as part of the preparation for transition to secondary school, using the CGP books as a basis. Please check your child's homework record and the homework presentation shared via ParentMail for further details.
PE for Year 6 will continue to be on Fridays so please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on that day.
As always, if you have any questions regarding anything Year 6 related, please feel free to speak to a member of our team. If you wish to arrange a meeting with your child’s teacher, please do so at the main office.
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There are short videos that accompany the Maths activities below and also a weekly Maths challenge. These can be found at https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
Additional activities linked to the topic for this half term will be added later in the week. Please also monitor your ParentMail account for information about online learning.