Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting journey with Charles Darwin and his crew on the HMS Beagle.
During this half term, we’re going to investigate a range of animal specimens, describing the characteristics of the creatures, and labelling their body parts. We’ll use a range of non-fiction books to investigate adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. After examining letters and journal entries written by Darwin, we’ll write our own examples. We’ll collect natural items and discover what plants live around our school. We’ll retrace Darwin’s steps using maps and create sketchbooks to record the plants, flowers and trees we encounter. Using maps and globes, we’ll plan an expedition.
What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter?
It promises to be another busy term as ever!
Knowledge organisers - Science and Geography
Please make sure the children have their P.E. kits in school all week. We have P.E. on a Monday and Wednesday.
Children are not allowed to wear earrings for P.E. - please ensure these are removed on the above days.
Reading and Homework
Please ensure the children are reading daily at home. Below is a link outlining 100 books recommended for all children to read before leaving primary school:
Which one's have you read?
Maths homework needs to be completed weekly. The children will receive 36 questions a week, the expectation is that they only do this for half an hour (this is the allocated time they will have during SATs).
Additionally, the children will be given a SPaG or reading paper this term to complete weekly. This should take no longer then 45 minutes.
If you have any questions or concerns about this please feel free to ask.
Grammar and punctuation subject knowledge
Below is a list of useful websites:
https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6 - maths activities across the Year 6 curriculum
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html - Literacy Crickweb
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p - Bitesize Spelling and Grammar
https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools - Dictionary and thesaurus work
http://uk.mathletics.com/ - Mathletics
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html - Maths Crickweb
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers - Maths online games
https://www.mathplayground.com/ - Maths games
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zqgrd2p - Mathematics - handling data
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 - Mathematics - shape, space and measure
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 - Mathematics - number
https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6 - Maths skills revision
http://www.satspapers.org.uk/Page.aspx?TId=5 - SATs revision (past SATs papers)