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Welcome to the 6HF class page!

Here are some of the things we're up to in the Spring Term 2019!

Topic Question: How do we adapt to our environment? 

Our topic focus this term is all about living things and their habitats. We've been inspired by the incredible David Attenborough 'Dynasties' episode which focussed on penguins and we absolutely loved it!

During this science based topic, we will be looking at how living things (micro organisms, plants and animals)  are classified  into groups by specific characteristics and the reasons for this.

 

Young Leaders

This term 6HF have started their leadership journey to help build key skills and characteristics to help them during year 6 and beyond. The children have impressed us so much with their honest, thoughtful and considered contributions during our first workshop. Well done 6HF!

    

 

     

  

Homework

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

Booster Packs

The children have been 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

Continuing to consolidate and apply our core place value and calculation skills, this term we will also have a strong focus on percentages, fractions and decimals.

We will continue to develop our reasoning skills in a range of contexts, unpicking problems and working out which methods are best to use.

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 non-chronological reports, letter writing and narrative.

In our non-chronological reports we will be taking inspiraton from our topic and also our class text; we will be learning how to use genre specific language and new grammatical concepts to enhance our work. 

Aspects of our narrative writing will also be linked to our key text - which is getting so exciting! 

Class text and 'Book Club' text

Our class text   

We're continuing with the brilliant ‘Kensuke's Kingdom' by Micheal Morpurgo as our class text this term.

We're becoming more and more hooked on this super book the more we read. When it's time to stop the groans from the classroom are clearly audible down the corridor!

Our 'Book Club' text 

Our reading journey with 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman continues too! There are so many discussion points that arise during our reading. We are also using this book to answer a range of comprehension questions, using the text to evidence and explain our answers.

A reminder: each child has their own copy to bring home and to use in school .