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
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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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.
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
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!
- You could also visit ttrockstars to practise your times tables.
Important Dates for Your Diary: