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Walton On Trent C of E Primary and Nursery School

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Welcome back, Year 6! I can't believe how grown up you're getting. I can't wait to get our teeth into our first exciting topic and we have a full time table full of exciting learning.

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We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.

 

Class text - The Wind in the Willows

 

Writing - Biographies, narratives

Geography - The journey of HMS Beagle

Art - Sketching

Science - Living things and their habitats

History - Significant People

 

 

Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry. Blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red. Let’s explore our circulation system. Now, surgeons, don’t be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies. William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made groundbreaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover? Why do people give blood? Find out how to keep your heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food. Kickstart a campaign to spread the word about the damage caused to the lungs and heart by smoking. Hearts pound, flutter and maybe skip a beat. What makes your heart race? Is it a secret? Cross my heart, I won’t tell.

 

Class Text - Pig Heart Boy

 

Writing - Information Text, Discussion Text, Fantasy Story

Science - The human heart and circulatory system

Art - Blood red artwork

D&T - Model hearts

PSHE - Protecting our hearts

Class Text - Once

 

A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’

Reading - Once

Writing - Anne Frank Biography

History - World War Two

Geography - Britain in World War Two

D&T - Anderson Shelters

Art - Propaganda

Music - Wartime songs

 

This half term, we have a Geography and Science-based topic about the polar regions!

 

Our class text is Nevermoor.

 

We will be covering a range of learning including:

 

Maths: Fractions

Writing: Newspaper article and Adventure Story

Reading: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Summarising

Spelling: '-fer' words, Use of the hyphen, 'ei' after 'c', 'ough' words, long 'i' sound spelt 'y' e.g. rhyme. (We will also continue to focus on learning the Y3/4 and Y5/6 Statutory Spellings which can be found on this page).

Punctuation and Grammar: Present Perfect Tense, Fact and Opinion, Inverted Commas for direct speech, Modal verbs

Geography: The Polar Regions (Arctic and Antarctic)

Science: Animals, Adaptation, Natural Resources

Art/DT: Inuit art and Polar Landscapes

PE: Real PE - Creative

PSHE: Being me!

 

PE lessons will continue to be on Thursday and Friday afternoons.

 

We are continuing with Forest School on Tuesday afternoons this half term.

Autumn 1 Topic - Hola Mexico!

 

Music - Mexican Musical Performance

Geography - This is Mexico

History - The Ancient Maya

Art/Design - Day of the Dead Masks

Science - Working scientifically and Fair Tests

PE - Real PE

English - Letter writing and setting descriptions

Forest School

Useful Information

Forest School is every Tuesday afternoon. Please could every child bring in sensible forest clothes in a named bag. They will get changed into their forest school clothes after lunch.

 

Our PE days are on a Thursday and Friday. On these days, children should come into school wearing their PE kit. There is no need for them to bring any normal school uniform on these days. Please ensure all belongings are clearly named. All PE lessons will be outside so please provide a plain, warm tracksuit so that your child doesn't get too cold.

 

All children should be practising their weekly spellings at home on SpellingShed (if they need their password, please talk to Mrs Stewart).

 

All children should be practising their times tables on TTRockstars (if they need their password, please talk to Mrs Stewart).

 

Please ensure that long hair is tied back in a ponytail.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to book a telephone appointment with Mrs Stewart via the school office.

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