Term 2 - Extreme Earth
The children are going love looking at EXTREME LANDSCAPES in term 2.
We will be learning about different environments and what it takes to survive in them. We will be looking at mountains, deserts, tundras and volcanos. This will give us the information we need to design and make our own model volcanos towards the end of term.
In Science, the children will look at classification. We will explore the different ways of classifying all the living things on this planet, before embarking on a classification experiement of our own using particularly tasty test subjects. We will link our learning between geography and science by asking questions about how different animals might have adapted to their environments (linking to our topic from last term) and how that might change how they are classified.
In R.E we will continue to look at the religion of Hinduism focusing on the different celebrations Hindu's hold throughout the year. We will visit the Bristol Mandir to explore a Hindu temple with our own eyes.
Please read our Termly overview and Newsletter below to find out more information about how Term 2 will look
Term 1 - Our Island's Coasts
The children have really enjoyed our topic of COASTS this term.
We were learning about coastal management and designed our own sea defences by using our knowledge of how coastlines are transformed by the natural processes such as erosion and deposition. In Science, children pieced together evidence from pre-historic fossils and followed Charles Darwin's voyage of discovery on the Beagle. Each class learnt about Mary Anning and the fossil discoveries that she made along the Lyme Regis - Charmouth coast. We really enjoyed a fantastic day in Charmouth fossil hunting with expert Ed Drewitt. Children were hunting for ammonites, belemnites and learning about how they are made.
Our author focus for term 1 one was Benjamin Zephaniah. The children loved this author and reading his poems.
We will be reading the Windrush Child:
Please read our Termly overview and Newsletter below to find out more information about how Term 1 will look
Useful web links for Year 6 learning and revision:
SATs practice papers
Access to previous SATs papers (reading, SPAG and maths):
SATs-style maths practice papers:
English/SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)
National Curriculum definitions of grammatical terms which will appear in homework and class learning:
National Curriculum spelling patterns and statutory words lists (giving examples of spelling patterns we will teach and the type of words the SATs will test):
Summaries, examples and teaching videos of key grammatical terms:
Selection of games for revision:
Summaries, examples and teaching videos of mathematical terms:
Wide range of resources – from games to teaching aids and tests:
Maths arithmetic practice:
Small range of memory matching games:
Really good web site (with lots of visual aids to help understand tricky concepts); it is American but, while not a direct match to the National Curriculum for Year 6, the ‘Grade 5’ learning and games would be a match for age – and you could always look at ‘Grade 4’ or 'Grade 6' to support/stretch as appropriate:
Web site designed more for teachers, and includes lots of concepts aimed at secondary-age learning. However, there are some useful tools which show models and images that might help your child’s understanding if something is proving tricky to understand: