Autumn 1 Half Term Overview
We have had a fun and very productive first half term in Year 6. The children have all settled to life as a Year 6 very well and are continually impressing us with their can do attitudes!
In maths we have been working on developing our knowledge on number and place value. We have deepened our understanding of addition and subtraction as well as multiplication and division, with greater depth challenges to extend our learning and deepen our thinking. We have been going A.P.E. over maths!
Our first English topic was based on a story book called GHOST DOG where we developed our language choices by writing expanded noun phrases, similes, metaphors and personification. Some of the descriptive writing for the brutal beast really sent shivers down our spines! We then went on to use all of the descriptive language to create some poems all about Ghost Dog to celebrate National Poetry Day.
In learning challenge we have answered the following questions - Will we ever see the water we drink again? We had a fabulous time learning how to filter and clean water in a science investigation and have created our own versions of Monets water lillies, as well as investigating which countries get the most rainfall and why.
Autumn Term 2 2017
This half term kicked off with an amazing residential trip to LEA GREEN. The children had to demonstrate bravery to overcome the giant swing, work together to complete the low ropes course and above all show their ability to work as a team and support one another. It was a brilliant way to start the new half term. In English this half term we will be studying Macbeth and Year 6 are very lucky to have the opportunity of working with the Konflux Theatre Group in school where they will create their own play based on Macbeth. Both classes will have workshops with a drama coach and then come together to perform the whole play to an audience. Exciting!!!
In maths we will be looking at working with prime numbers, factors and multiples and also the order of operations (BIDMAS) before moving onto exploring fractions, decimals and percentages.
Our Learning Challenge work has a science focus this half term and we are looking at grouping and classifying animals according to their characteristics.