Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum Projects

Biomes in a Bottle...

Biomes in a Bottle...

Year 6 Project - Frozen Kingdoms

In the Frozen Kingdoms project, your child will learn about the regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. They will learn about the similarities and differences between these two regions, including the climate, landscape and natural resources. They will learn how to use grid references, lines of latitude and longitude, contour lines and symbols to identify the geographical locations of the Arctic and Antarctic, and how these, along with the tilt of the Earth, affect day length and warmth. They will investigate polar oceans to learn how they differ from other oceans on Earth and how climate change increases Earth's temperature and leads to rising sea levels. They will learn about the indigenous people of the Arctic, including how their lives have changed over time, and about the positives and negatives of tourism in Antarctica. They will also learn about classifying animals, animal adaptations and evolution, and polar exploration and discovery.

Memorable Experience - Polar Expedition 

Innovate Challenge - Discovering the Artic

History - Polar exploration; Significant people - Robert Falcon Scott; Ernest Shackleton; Significant events - Titanic

Geography -  Artic and Antarctic regions; Lines of latitude and longitude; Polar climate; Polar day and night; polar oceans; Polar landscapes; Climate change; Natural resources; Indigenous people; Tourism

 

This project is also supported by mini projects in; 

Science: Electrical Circuits and Components

Art and Design: Inuit Art and Environmental Artists

Design and Technology: Engineer

Music: derived from Charanga Unit 

PE: derived from Greenacres Resources

PSHE: derived from Jigsaw

RE: derived from Kent SACRE Curriculum

Year 6's amazing non-chronological reports.

Year 6's amazing non-chronological reports.

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Year 6 Key Information

 

 

In Year 6 PE lessons are timetabled for Monday afternoon (Charlton Athletic session  - indoor or outdoor dependent on the focus - please ensure your child has warm clothing for outdoor PE) and  Thursday morning (indoors) 

 

 

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English

Next week we will be;

  • Continuing to draft and write sentences to describe setting and create atmosphere.
  • Draft and write their own short narratives to describe setting, character and create atmosphere.

Maths

Next week we will be;

  • Showing their understanding of place value to 3 decimal places.
  • Rounding decimals
  • Multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Applying these skills to an arithmetic paper.

Additional Information

On Friday 10th February, we will be celebrating 'Country Day' focussing on Sweden. The children are invited to come to school dressed in the Swedish flag colours of blue and yellow.

Please ensure your child has PE kit suitable for outdoor sessions (jogging bottoms and a hoodie/zip-up, etc).

Please ensure your child has a pair of wellies in school everyday.

 

 

Spellings this week focus on the alternatives for the /z/ and /sh/ phonemes. Lists have been loaded onto Ed Shed.

https://play.edshed.com/en-gb

List 1 /z/:

please     scissors     exercise     busy      buzzer      because      breeze      disease      whose     ooze      surprise

who’s     possess     clause     quiz      quizzes     these      those

List 2 /sh/:

discussion      partial      essential      cautious      nutritious      possession      profession       competition

ambitious       conscience      conscious      confidential       confession      tissue       suspicious      conservation

explanation     expansion     information     hesitation      observation

 

The children have been their CPG Targeted Question Books. Each week, specific pages from the books will be set for homework completion. This week's homework is:

Due in Thursday 9th February:

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling CPG pages 44 and 45

Due in Friday 10th February:

Maths CPG pages 46 and 47

Reading:

Please read for at least 15-20 minutes every night using your Reading Record Book to record your reading. 

It would be fantastic to keep our Reading Padlet going. If you would like to add a post for your current reading book, please follow the link below. 2-3HPs are on offer for each post!

https://padlet.com/LenhamPrimary126/oh74jkbi6632eu15

Times Tables:

- You could also visit ttrockstars to practise your times tables.

Important Dates for Your Diary: