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Welcome back to Spring Term 2. Last day of term is Thursday 28th March for the Easter holidays and back to school on Monday 15th April.

Panthers -Y6

Welcome to Panthers!

Mrs Shaw is our Teacher and Miss Hrycaj and Mrs Senior are our Teaching Assistants.  

 

  

 

We are beginning our Spring Term in Year 6 with a Geography-based topic which all of our work will centre around. Our Topic Title for the Spring Term is ‘The United Kingdom Economy – Is it sustainable?’. We will be reading ‘Kick’ by Mitch Johnson as part of our class book.

 

                                                   

 

We begin the topic with a Geography focus where we explore the key geographical features of the United Kingdom and identify the main sectors of the UK economy. We will understand how sustainable each primary sector is including: agriculture, energy generation and water production. We will then build on our learning by moving on to looking at the secondary sector and exploring how it affects the economic activity in the UK. These lessons will focus on the global market and automation. The final lessons of this unit explore the affect the tertiary sector (waste management, healthcare and transportation) has on the economic activity in the UK. At the end of the unit, we will consider how we can present the information we have gathered to answer the key question: how sustainable is the economic activity of the United Kingdom?  

 

 Our Writing will be heavily influenced by our engaging topic. We will be putting into practice our SPaG learning to create some fascinating pieces including classic narrative based on the text ‘The Selfish Giant’. and a journalistic report based on ‘Island: A story of the Galapagos’ by Jason Chin. 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 term will be centred around a range of key, engaging texts. We will be utilising skills of retrieval, inference, summarising and prediction with a huge focus on vocabulary. We will ensure we build on our skills of fluency and comprehension during each lesson.

                  

                                                                      

 

We will be beginning the Spring term by continuing our learning about fractions where we will understand how to multiply and divide fractions as well as being able to find a fraction of an amount. We will use fraction walls, bar models and part-part-whole models to support us with this. As we progress, we will move onto looking at measurement (converting units), ratio, algebra and decimals and developing our problem solving skills in these areas. In Spring 2, we will move onto fractions, decimals and percentages and area, perimeter and volume. We will end the term looking at statistics, shape and geometry. Each week, we will consolidate our arithmetic skills and ensure we are feeling confident with our timestables.

 

                                                                       

 

As well as being reminded about the importance of e-safety, we will be focusing on creating media during our computing lessons. We will explore how to create an interactive guide by embedding digital content and publishing it online. We will understand how to create a website and videos using a variety of media such as green screens, animations, film and image. We will learn how to create an interactive VR experience by explaining how VR and AR work. In Spring 2, we will look at computer systems and networks by exploring how data is transferred across the internet and how we communicate using technology.

 

                                                                          

 

In art, we will be developing our mastery of art and design techniques with a focus on sculpturing vases. We will find out about vase designers and develop our control of tools and techniques before making and decorating our own vase. We will finish this unit by evaluating our finished products.

 

                                                                            

 

In the Spring Term, we will be using the RE skills developed in our Bible Explorers workshops to answer some big questions and consider the beliefs in action in the world. We will explore teachings, wisdom and authority by exploring about justice, freedom, human rights and non-violent protest movements. We will explore which one is more important – justice or freedom?

 

                                                                

                                                                            

Year Six will have PE on a Tuesday 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 athletic skills with Express Coaching. 

 

                                                                     

 

In Science, we will learn about 'The classification of living things’. We will be exploring how we can classify animals and plants by comparing and contrasting different organisms. In Spring 2, we will move onto looking at the ‘Human Circulation’ by finding out about what blood is made of and what the circulatory system does. We will explore the heart and blood vessels before looking at the work of William Harvey to understand what he found out about the circulatory system.

 

                                         

 

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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