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Leopards Y6

Welcome to the lovely, legendary Leopards!

Miss Kennedy is the class teacher and Mr Dobb is the teaching assistant in Leopards.



 This Autumn Term all of our work will centre around the question ‘Whose courtroom was the cruellest?’.


                                                  We will focus our work around the key text ‘holes’.


During this topic, we will be learning about how crime and punishment has changed through different time periods and compare this to today. We will explore the key issues and developments throughout each time period and discuss the impact this had on today’s society.




Our writing will be heavily influenced by our engaging topic. We will be putting into practice all our new SPAG learning to create some fascinating pieces including character descriptions, diary writing and a non-chronological report. Our writing will be purposeful and we will be sharing our work with a range of audiences and taking pride in publishing each piece.




`Reading this half term will be centred around our key text ‘Holes’. We will be utilising skills of retrieval, inference, summarising and prediction with a huge focus on vocabulary. This thought-provoking novel focuses on a character who is sent to a boot camp in a desert after being falsely accused of theft. The plot explores the history of the area and how the actions of several characters in the past have affected his life in the present. The theme of this story will enable us to engage in mature discussions about friendships.




We will be kicking off the Autumn term by learning about place value where we will understand how to make, read and write numbers up to 10,000,000. We will use number lines, bar models and part-part-whole models to support us with this. As we progress, we will move onto looking at the 4 operations and developing our problem solving skills in these areas. In Autumn 2, we will move onto fractions and converting units.




Our History learning will be centred around our key question relating to crime and punishment where we will focus on a different time period each week. We will begin by exploring the broad trends in crime and punishment from the Romans to the 21st century.




As well as being reminded about the importance of e-safety, we will be focusing on programming during our computing lessons. We will use the programme ‘Beetleblocks’ to support us with this and create 3D lettering linked to graffiti. Following on from this, we will be using the book 'Holes' to help us create animations which tell a story. 



Art and DT

In art, we will be developing our mastery of art and design techniques. We will explore the work of the artist ‘Banksy’ and we will produce graffiti stencils in the style of Banksy.




In the Autumn term,we will be using the RE skills developed in our Bible Explorers workshops to answer some big questions and consider how religious beliefs can impact the everyday lives of people. 



Year Six will have PE on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure children are coming to school on these days wearing a full PE kit. We will go swimming on a Friday and we will be developing our dance skills with Miss Siddal. 




In Science, we will learn about 'Our Changing World' and 'Everything changes'. We will be exploring what it takes to survive and explore how the environment and environmental variables can affect plants. We will move onto light and shadows during Autumn 2. We will complete a range of scientific investigations to support us with this. 





Weekly homework and spellings will always be on Seesaw. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings, complete their homework and read at least 3 times a week in line with our home/school agreement.

Children will be assigned weekly spellings on EdShed.

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