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Spring Term 2018

Literacy

In Literacy this term we will be working on letter-writing using powerful word choices and challenging punctuation and we will be focusing on narrative genres, building up suspense to engage the reader. We are continuing to use our WW2 topic and our class text (Kensuke's Kingdom) as a springboard for our classwork. Running alongside our writing will be spelling, grammar and punctuation work. As the children are thoroughy engaged in the adventures of Darren Shan, we will be finishing Cirque du Freak to develop our reading skills before moving onto a new book club text.

Mathematics

In the first half term we are securing our depth of understanding of the four operations and word problems. We will develop our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages and apply these through cross-curricular maths. Throughout the term we learn more about presenting and interpreting data and solving problems involving 2D and 3D shapes.

Topic

We just cannot get enough of WW2!!!

This term we are delving even deeper into the topic and exploring the Hull Blitz.

During the first half term,  we will be continuing to look at some of the defining moments of our city's history with a primary focus on Hull during the Second World War. We will learn about the impact the war had on the city and find out about individual’s stories at that time. Our topic work will have a historical and geographical focus with many ‘Ask It’ opportunities and we will showcase our learning at our very own WW2 museum!

Throughout the second half term we will be exploring what Hull may look like in the future.

Science

This term we will be learning about the circulatory system, the digestive system and the respiratory system and will be 'bringing science to life' when developing our understanding of the fascinating human body.

Class Texts

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Homework

Each week we will send a piece of Literacy and maths homework, which will link with that week's learning. 6H will also be asked to read a section from their book club text over each weekend.

The children have been provided with a set of revision books (booster packs) for Literacy and maths. They can work through these at their own pace or they may be asked to complete a specific section.

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Autumn Term 2017

Literacy

In Literacy this term we will be working on some emotive and powerful monologue pieces based on our WW2 topic and our class text, Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Other genres we will study include biographies and non-chronological reports, which again will link with our topic work and our class text. Running alongside our writing genres will be our spellings, grammar and punctuation work. For book club we will be improving our inference skills through the text Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan.

Mathematics

In the first half term we will be working on securing our understanding of the four operations, place value, number facts, negative numbers, word problems and real-life, context-based maths. We will be unpicking problems, working out which skills we will need to solve them, and deciding which the most suitable method is.

Topic

Can you tell the Hull story?

During our topic we will be looking at some of the defining moments of our city's history with a primary focus on Hull during the Second World War. We will learn about the impact the war had on the city and find out about individual’s stories at that time. Our topic work will have a historical and geographical focus with many ‘Ask It’ opportunities.

During the final season of the City of Culture year, Y6 will be taking full advantage of all the amazing experiences and opportunities so we can ‘tell the world!’ We will celebrate the qualities that make Hull, Hull.

Class Texts

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Homework

Each week we will send a piece of Literacy and maths homework, which will link with that week's learning. 6H will also be asked to read a section from Cirque du Freak over each weekend.

The children will be provided with a set of revision books for Literacy and maths. They can work through these at their own pace or they may be asked to complete a specific section.

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Science

This term we will be learning about light and electricity and incorporating this into our DT and topic lessons.