Miss Galvin (Team Leader)
Year 6 Autumn Term Newsletter
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In Year Six this term we will be looking at “Journeys through the Ages”; and learning about the life and times of many courageous men and women from different eras in history. We will be exploring how their journeys have impacted the way we view the world today, while it has also broadened our understanding of different cultures, beliefs and religions We will be developing our own skills as navigators, learning about the lines of longitude and latitude and using them to locate and plan coordinates of locations around the world. As we explore the world we will also be looking at different styles of architecture and art. Children will take a more focused look at Asia, with children designing and sketching their own oriental city as well as creating ornate lanterns.
In our Guided Reading sessions we are currently focusing on our inference and deduction skills, by looking for clues in the text. There are lots of interesting and exciting books for Year Sixes to read and we encourage them to read as much as they can across a range of genres. We really enjoy hearing children talk about the books they have read and hope to encourage this enjoyment for reading.
This term year 6 are going to delve into the world of story-telling by looking at how to create exciting characters, develop plots and create an atmosphere in our writing to engage the reader. We will explore other genres of writing, such as letter and diary writing, and look at how they can also be used to tell a story..We will be learning how to improve and edit our writing to ensure it has a variety of complex and compound sentences, as well as some exciting conjunctions, punctuation and vocabulary.
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In Maths we are recapping and revising our knowledge of place value. We will be using this to help us multiply and divide numbers up to three decimal places by 10/100/1000. We will also be ensuring we have a good understanding of written methods for addition and subtraction as well as recalling our times tables quickly. All of these skills will be put into practice when solving real life problems.