Oak Class (Year 6)

 

Happy New Year and Happy New Term!

 

We are looking forward to being back in class this term as we begin our fantastic Amazon Rainforest topic! We will be looking at the different biomes of the world before focusing on rainforests: studying the climate, flora and fauna as well as the effects of deforestation and other dangers to this fragile ecosystem; exploring how we can help to make a difference. Our starting point is this Knowledge Organiser to use for reference and also add to: 

Rainforest Knowledge Organiser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our English work is based around the book ‘The Explorer’. It is a fabulous adventure story set in the Amazon and we will use it as inspiration for our composition, comprehension and grammar work.

For spellings, we will work most days on a sound for the week to practise at home and then have a test on a Friday. New spellings for the following week will be given on Fridays. There will be an English task set for homework each week, usually on Google Classroom.

In maths, we will practise and improve our arithmetic skills as well as working on decimals, percentages and algebra. Times tables, of course, are crucial for these and we will continue to encourage children to practise times tables at home using resources such as the Times Tables Rockstars website and the weekly times tables task each week. There will be an maths task set for homework each week, usually on Google Classroom.

Our science topic is Evolution and Adaption and will be taught by Mrs Towers.

We will be improving our dance skills this term in PE, using the Rainforest as inspiration.

In RE this half term we will be reflecting on Exodus and why this is such a significant event in Jewish and Christian history.

In French we will be looking at sports, hobbies and fun!

In Computing we will be using CAD (Computer Aided Design) programs.

Homework will be posted on Google Classroom every Friday, to be handed in by the following Friday morning. It will usually be a piece of maths and a piece of English. We would like to see you reading at least 5 pages of your reading book a night, as well as spellings and times tables. If you need any help with Google Classroom you can download our handy guide

To keep up with what we’re doing in class, keep checking our class page on https://www.classdojo.com

 

Mrs Jackman and Miss Brown

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