Yellow 2019 - 2020

Mrs Bate

 

 

Welcome to Yellow Class. We are a Year 6 class and are taught by Mrs Bate, assisted by Mrs Chadwick and Mrs Inskip. 

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Spring Term

Maths:

We will be learning about Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Decimals.  In addition, we will be working with Ratio and Proprortion and Perimeter and Area.  We will also be tackling Percentages and Algebra.

Literacy:

Revise all necessary grammar, punctuation and spelling for the Y6 SPAG tests, as well as reading, comprehension and writing objectives within an inspirational term's work that follows the sequence of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

History: Early Islamic Civilisation

They will learn in detail about the significance and importance of Baghdad in helping to build and shape this early civilisation and examine how and why it developed into such a major world power. In addition to this they will find out about the House of Wisdom and some of the influential people who worked and studied there. They will study in detail about how early Islamic doctors made significant contributions to the development of medicine and surgery and how their work still influences the medical profession today. The children will also have the opportunity to learn about other significant discoveries and inventions made by Muslim scholars in the early Islamic civilisation and to explore how items were made and where and how they were traded with the rest of the world.

Geography:  Our Changing World

Children will discover some of the many ways in which the world around them is changing. From coastal erosion to political changes, there are many factors at work. Children will learn about the structure of the United Kingdom and how its shape and geography have changed over thousands of years. Using an online database of photographs, children can explore how landscapes change. 

Computing: Online Safety

Children will be taking a more in depth look at a variety of online safety issues, most of which they will have been familiarized with in previous years. They will be introduced to the idea of the internet, as a type of media, and how it can shape our ideas about boys and girls through stereotypes. Children will be given ways to deal with online content that they find worrying or even believe to be dangerous

Science:  Evolution and Inheritance

Children will learn about variation and adaptation. They will be able to explore how both Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace separately developed their theories of evolution. They will examine the scientific evidence from plants and animals that has been gathered to support the theory of evolution.

Art: North America

Children will learn how to draw the other half of a famous image, make collage landscapes, create body abstracts, make ‘building block’ houses, draw patterned skulls and be an artist’s model to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of American artists John Singer Sargent, Helen Frankenthaler, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mary Cassatt, architect Frank Lloyd Wright and photographer Ansel Adams.

D&T: Forest Schools

Children will use our outside Forest schools area to take part in team building challenges and activities including creative and cross curricular lessons.  Please make sure your child has suitable clothing during these lessons.

RE: Christianity

Beliefs about Jesus e.g. his baptism and temptations, teachings, parables, and miracles.  Following  the example of Jesus and other Christians: forgiveness; love; respect;   Tolerance; faith

RE: Christianity

Descriptions of God as: saviour; ruler. Language; songs; stories ‘three in one’. Trinity. God’s love. Easter - Confession of sin. Finding peace with God.  Concepts: sin, sacrifice, repentance, faith, salvation, reconciliation, resurrection.

 Music: Young Voices

In preparation for our trip to Young Voices, we will be learning the songs ad dances.

Homework:

Maths, Spelling and Grammar and Punctuation homework will be set on a Friday and returned on a Friday at the latest.  Presentation expectations are the same as those for classwork.

PE:

PE lessons will be indoor or outdoor.  The  children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt.  This is dependent upon weekly  weather conditions.  It is therefore  important that in addition to school PE kit, the children have pumps or trainers and a track suit in school AT ALL TIMES so that they are prepared for an outdoor  lesson. 

This term we are doing Netball, Gymnastic, Dance and Cricket.

 

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