We have two Year 6 classes:
Mrs Sampson (Monday - Tuesday) and Mrs Singleton (Wednesday - Friday)
Support Staff - Ms Cruse and Mrs Prince
Sky Chasers, by Emma Carroll
During the autumn term we will spend the first 3 weeks filling any gaps in the children's learning before moving on to place value and the four operations.
As always, our writing is centred around our class book for the term. During the first 2 weeks the children will be asked to write a 'recall', when children write based on what they can remember of a genre before they are then re-taught the features of that genre. This allows them to edit and improve their work. This helps embed the features of different genres in their minds, and improves their writing skills. The recall units are followed by a two-week historical narrative write, and then finally an autobiographical piece. This is a genre we particularly enjoy as it allows us to find out a little bit more about each of the the children, and their hopes and aspirations.
Our book this term is Sky Chasers by Emma Carroll. This is an historical novel set in 17th century France, and loosely based on the invention of the hot air balloon. The book centres on two very different characters who forma n unlikely friendship and develop a prototype for the fist balloon flight, engaging in many adventures along the way. The children are already familiar with Emma Carroll, having studied her in 'Letters From a Lighthouse' in Year 5.
We will be learning all about Victorian Westbury and this will include a case study on Abraham Laverton and the philanthropic work that he did within Westbury. The children will end the unit by discussing whether life was better for Victorians in Westbury during this era.
The topic is 'Being Me in My World' where the children will learn to understand the impact of their actions and behaviour both within the local and global community.
In science we will be looking at animals, including humans. We will be looking at the human body, including the circulatory system and the way that our bodies transport nutrients. The children will start to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.
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