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Welcome to the 6KF class page!

Here's what we're up to in the Autum Term 2018!

Awesome Egyptians

We're transporting ourselves back in time - to over 5000 years ago -  to find out all about 'Ancient Egypt'  . We're looking forward to learning about the fascinating Pharaohs, the magic of the mummies, the power of the pyramids and the remarkable River Nile. Developing and deepening our historical, geographical, enquiry, art and design skills along the way.

We've already had some incredible homework projects brought in, ranging from lego and real sand pyramids to authentic hieroglyphics on papyrus and mini mummies! 

Science

This term we will be learning  about the human body. These are some of the areas we will be looking at:

•  identifying the main parts of the human circulatory system, and the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

• recognise the impact diet, excercise and drugs and lifestyle have on the way our bodies function

  • describing how nutrients and water are transported within animals including humans

Homework

Each week we will send a piece of numeracy which will link with the week's learning and spellings.

Booster Packs

The children will be provided with a set of revision books (booster packs) for literacy and maths to help with the year 6 curriculum and prepare them for the KS2 SATs. They can work through these at their own pace or they may be asked to complete a specific section. 

If you have any questions, please come and speak to us. smiley

Maths

This term we are working on securing and deepening our understanding of place value and making connections and links between numbers. We will also be focussing on the four operations and number facts; unpicking problems, working out which skills we will need to solve them and deciding which the most suitable method is.

Literacy

In literacy this term, we will be using our topic work and key texts to inspire our writing. The genres we will be looking at are diary writing and biography writing.

In our diary writing, we will be learning how to use powerful and emotive language and new grammatical concepts to enhance our work. 

Our biography work will use a more formal style of writing and we will be practising different ways of how we can achieve this. 

Class text and 'Book Club' text

Our class text   

Our class text this term is the brilliant ‘Kensuke's Kingdom' by Micheal Morpurgo. We're excited to dive into this book - our only problem is we're not sure we'll be able to put it down! Here's a taster...

"I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on, you haven't got your life jacket on. You shouldn't be doing this.....I was in the cold of the sea before I could even open my mouth to scream"

Our 'Book Club' text 

The text that we are using for our reading journey is 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman. This is a fantastic book about the challenges one thirteen-year-old faces. We can't wait to share it with the children and hear their thoughts about it.

Each child has their own copy to bring home and use in school .