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Year 6 Larch

Welcome to Year 6 Larch!

Our Teacher is Miss Sophie Stock.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Amanda Peek.

Our Drop in Day for Parents each week is:  Tuesday

Term 5

We will be revising the Year6 curriculum in preparation for SATs. After half term, Year 6 will be set back in time to explore different decades. These weeks will be planned and lead by the children’s interests, which could focus on the fashions, music, art, political events etc… During the Friday of each week the class will be asked to dress according to the decade they have been exploring.

The themed weeks have been organised as follows:

5th June – 1960s

12th June – 1970s

19th June – 1980s

26th June – 1990s

 

This will be a really exciting month for Year 6 to explore and immerse themselves into different decades and cultures.

 

Year 6 Production

Year 6 will be working towards their end of year production. The children will have an opportunity to act, sing, dance and an involvement with all aspects of production. More news coming soon…

                                                             Science

Our Science topic in Summer 1 is ‘Plants’ and “Photosynthesis”. We will be learning about different types of plants, photosynthesis process, seedling and growing plants. We will be discussing efficient ways to grow plants by planning, collecting and interpreting data.

 

 

Term 3

Our topic is Unique

English

This term in English we will be reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J Palacio, which details the story of a young boy named August. August, also known as Auggie, was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school – until now. Auggie is just an ordinary kid, with an extraordinary face. Can he convince his new classmates that he’s just like them, despite appearances?

This term the children will have the opportunity to write in role, produce poetry, diary entries, soliloquys and newspaper articles.  Through discussions, role play and analysis of the text the children will begin to immerse themselves into the mind of August Pullman; questioning his role within Beecher Prep.

Maths

This term in maths we will continue to consolidate and apply our knowledge of decimals and percentages, with a large focus on perfecting our recall of multiplication facts at speed. Also, in the last few weeks of term, we will begin to start our topic of measurement. This will cover units of measure, shapes, finding the area, perimeter and volume in a variety of contexts.

Science

This term we have an exciting new science topic; Chemistry! We hope that through these exciting and engaging lessons we can ignite a real ‘flame of enthusiasm’ (safely of course!)

From ancient Greece to the present day, mankind has puzzled over the nature of matter and why materials behave the way they do.

Particle theory helps to explain properties and behaviour of materials by providing a model which enables us to visualise what is happening on a very small scale inside those materials.

The lessons this term are split into two sequences; Particle Theory itself, and an introduction to simple chemical reactions.

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