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Welcome to the Year 6 Page!

Hello and welcome to Year 6's class page. Our teachers our Miss Smethurst, Miss Blankley and Miss Andrews and we are very lucky to have Mr Roberts and Miss Robinson supporting us too.

Our new text this term is ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Pelacio. This captivating fictional tale, follows the story of August Pullman (or Auggie), a ten-year-old boy with a facial deformity—the result of a chromosomal abnormality- and an illness. This best-selling novel explores Auggie’s journey, from the nest of home-schooling with his mother, to the wilds of middle school in New York.

In Maths, we are continuing to regularly practice all aspects of arithmetic including formal methods for all operations, fractions and percentages. As we progress through the term, the children will also cover year 6 ratio and algebra objectives. We also expect the children to continue practicing their times tables and they will have homework each week based on what we have been studying within their daily lessons.

Through our topic, Marvellous Mayans, we will be learning about Central and South America, Maya civilisation and their unusual religious and social practices. As part of understanding what was important to the Mayan people, we will be exploring artefacts and learning about the creation of the Mayan calendar, the number and writing system and the importance of one of our favourite foods – chocolate. We will be exploring the sorts of masks and head-dresses they would have worn and will make our own ‘masks’ using MODROC. Following this, the children will design and cook a Maya feast worthy of the Gods. As we discover more about how their society was established, we will learn about democracy in our country and how our laws and decisions about our future are made.

In science, we will be studying Animals including Humans.

Across the curriculum, we will be further developing our understanding of coding and look forward to enriching our learning through the use of iPads.

Notes:

Children will need their P.E. kits in school on Fridays for their outdoor P.E. session.

All homework (Maths and English) will be set on a Friday to be completed for the following Friday as it will be marked that day, so that we can address any misconceptions immediately.