Year 6

 

During the spring term 2018, Year 6 are tackling our whole-school topic, The Environment, with a particular focus on the world's oceans. Our title is: Plastic Beach, which refers to the vast amounts of plastic - both whole pieces and microscopic fragments - which are polluting our seas and threatening the marine life. The enthusiasm with which the children have already attacked the topic has been impressive and I feel sure that they are going to learn a lot and may hopefully, as a consequence, become committed global citizens ready to change their everyday habits in order to protect the planet.

Our class book ties in beautifully with the wider ICB topic; it is Floodlands by Marcus Sedgwick and tells the post-apocalyptic story of Zoe, who is stranded alone in a part of England that is now covered by water and has sunk into chaos and danger. We have already written in character as Zoe, desperately trying to escape her island-home, and our next focus will be to develop, perform and write informed and balanced arguments about the issues of Global Warming and Climate Change.

We are, again, very excited about our Enterprise Academy project and, after the success of Winter Wonderland, the children are raring to go on the Lena Gardens cafe. Watch this space..................... 

Our medium term plan is available for download HERE

Reminders:

  • PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays – please make sure you have the full kit.
  • Homework will go out on Thursday and must be returned on Tuesday.
  • Children should be reading for 20 minutes each night – either to themselves or aloud to an adult. They must bring in their signed reading record EACH DAY. They also need to be practising their weekly spellings and times tables on a regular basis. Could you please make sure this is happening and that all children are ready for their weekly spelling test which takes place on a Wednesday.