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Term 2: Careless Talk Costs Lives

 

This term we are learning all about WW2 and the effect it had on Plymouth and the surrounding areas as part of a local study. Our class book this term is ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’, which is an excellent story about children who were evacuated to Devon.  This book is going to form the basis for a large chunk of our writing this term, we will be writing a recount and including many new skills. Towards the end of the term, we will also be writing a piece of poetry based on WW2. In maths, we are going to be starting a big unit of work about fractions. We will be revising some of the Y5 skills we missed during lockdown, to ensure our understanding, before progressing onto our new Y6 skills. In art, we have started to learn about the effects we can achieve with different mediums – pastels, graphite pencils and charcoal. Over the weeks will develop these drawing skills and use them to create a final piece of WW2 inspired art. The second week of term is Science week; we will be carrying out different investigations and experiments based on light. Our history and geography this term will obviously focus on learning about WW2, the countries involved, why the war started and what impact it had on people. We will be learning about Plymouth during the blitz and what happened to the city during this time

 

Homework this term will continue to be loaded onto Dojo every Friday. Sometimes it will involve using Mathletics so please make sure your child knows their log on details (they should be in the front of their reading diaries) We would like the children to be reading at least 3 times a week at home, if you could help them achieve this and then sign their diaries, that would be fantastic.

We are looking forward to a busy but exciting term.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Mrs Rolfe 

 

Term 1: Kalahari to Cape Town

 

A very warm welcome to Year 6! We are in for a busy and fun packed year and I’m sure the time will just fly by. The first topic this term is all about South Africa. I’m very excited as there’s so many fascinating things to learn about. Below is just a flavour of what we will be covering.

We are going to start by learning about South Africa and the nation itself . Part of our learning will focus on the different biomes and what plants and animals live in the different areas. There are many amazing landmarks we are going to learn about such as Table Mountain and the many reserves.  We are going to learn about evolution and find out how animals on the savannahs have adapted to suit their surroundings. This will also allow us to research different animals that live in South Africa for our non-chronological reports we are going to write. We can’t learn about South Africa without researching Nelson Mandela and apartheid and will be reading ‘The Journey to Jo’burg’ to assist with this learning.

Maths this term will focus on the place value of numbers up to ten million and building on our understanding of addition and subtraction.

If you have any questions about anything at all, please ask.

 

Many thanks, Mrs Rolfe. 

 

This term our School Priorities are:

Writing: To write in the correct tense

Maths: To know our times tables and division facts.

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