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Year 6

Autumn Term - Literacy 

At the beginning of the Autumn term, Year 6 revised simple grammatical skills that we require within all aspects of our writing and also revisited a variety of sentence structures.

 

Our main literacy focus has been on instructional and explanation texts, where we immersed ourselves  in to the world of instructions with a specific focus on recipes. This tied in nicely with our Year group enterprise project, where we made healthy snacks to sell to the whole school. Explanation texts provided us with the opportunity to continue to develop our understanding of audience and purpose and recognize key features before transferring this knowledge to our own extended pieces of writing - 'How to be a teacher' and 'What makes LMDC School successful?'. 

 

We have also been enjoying reading and sharing our whole class text - Wonder by RJ Palacio. 

Autumn Term - Maths 

The Autumn terms learning began with Financial literacy for Year 6, where we explored many aspects of money such as, profit, loss, revenue, credit, expenses etc. We used this learning to support us with our planning and implementation of our Year 6 enterprise sale. 

 

Following this, we used a range of concrete equipment to consolidate our understanding of place value with numbers up to 10, 000, 000 and decimal numbers. We then revisited efficient written methods for all 4 operations (+, x, /) and once revisited refined them further. 

 

Times Tables and passports continue to form part of our daily mathematical learning. 

Autumn Term - Science 

Science for Year 6 this term began with a unit of learning on 'The Classification of Living Things'. This scientific topic, despite proving challenging at times, remains incredibly interesting and varied for the children. Understanding how we know about the Living Things in our world and the incredible system created by the scientist, Carl Linnaeus, encouraged the children to think scientifically, dig deep and ask and answer thought provoking questions. The children explored the layers of the classification system and the process of taxonomy. They organised and sorted animals by Kingdom, Phylum and Class such as, arachnids, crustaceans and annelida. We also learnt how to depict a living thing right back to its original species and Latin name. A highlight of the topic was our hunt around the school grounds, where we put our sorting knowledge into practice. 

Autumn Term - Other Curriculum Areas

D&T 

Our year started with our D&T topic - 'Come Snack with Me'. Year 6 had to design, make and evaluate a healthy snack to sell at our enterprise sale to the rest of the school. They has to consider the cost and work within a budget for their product, advertise and balance the nutritional value of the product they made. All profits go towards their residential at the end of the year. 

 

Geography 

In Geography we have been comparing two contrasting locations - UK v's The Pantanal. This including thinking about their location in the world, the relief of the locations, vegetation and growth within the locations, population and products and services both locations provide. 

 

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