Mulberry Class - Year 6
What we have been up to:
Well done Mulberry Class, you are all Superstars!
Our learning behaviours are: Make Good Choices, Learn Together, Stay Focused, Be Proud, Show Respect, Never Give Up.
Our Year 6 Curriculum
Autumn Term (WW2):
Spring Term (The Americas):
Summer Term (Ancient Egyptians):
Our topic for the Spring Term is The Americas.
As part of this topic we will be learning about the countries in Central, South and North America. We will be comparing key characteristics of these countries including human and physical features, weather, land use and flora and fauna. We will be looking at climate zones and wonders of the world. We will be learning about the Amazon rainforest and how deforestation is affecting this. In DT we will be designing and making our own rainforest buggies. In art we will be looking at the work of Frida Kahlo and create our own rainforest animals out of clay.
As part of this topic we will also be learning about the ancient Maya. We will be looking at the development of the Mayan civilisation and the key individuals within this civilisation. We will finding out about the gods they worshipped, the games they played and the writing and number systems they used.
Our Science units this term are ‘Living things and their habitats’ and ‘Evolution and Inheritance’. As part of our living things unit we will be finding out about how living things are classified into broad groups, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. We will also be giving reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics. Within our evolution and inheritance unit we will be recognising that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We will also identify that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. We will be looking at inherited characteristics and how animals adapt to suit their environment.
Our maths units this term are: Fractions, Geometry: Position and Direction, Number: Decimals, Number: Percentages, Algebra, Measurement: Converting Units, Measurement: Perimeter, Area and Volume and Number: Ratio.
Our English Units are: Adventure stories, Balanced argument, Survival story, Diary writing, Non-chronological reports and Riddles.
Information for Parents
Start time: 8:45am
End time: 3:00pm
Monday and Thursday are our PE days. Earrings must be taken out and long hair tied back for P.E sessions.
Here is a link to a video version of the log in guide emailed out with the children's log ins and here is another guide for parents to support their child using Google Classroom
Homework for this week can be found here. Spelling test will be nest Friday 24th March. Spellings this week are focused on word list words.
English homework activity: Complete the spelling, punctuation and grammar test five in your homework books. This should be timed to 5 minutes.
Online Purple Mash activity: Complete the 'Adaptation of Animals' activity on Purple Mash.
Here are some further spelling lists you could practise:
100 High Frequency Words, 200 next High Frequency Words, Year 3/4 Statutory Word List, Year 5/6 Statutory Word List
Read at least three times each week.
Your number of reads will be added up every week so that we can reward you with a Bronze (50 reads), Silver (100 reads) or Gold (200 reads) badge.
Can you collect them all?
For a list of recommended reads for Year 6 click here
Maths Homework activity: Complete the 'Adding and Subtracting with Fractions' activity in your homework books.
Maths homework: Take part in the Battle of the Bands set on TTRockstars.
Times tables games and activities
Greater Depth Learning
Follow these links to find resources, activities and games for working at Greater Depth in: