Y6 – Hawk Owls
Our learning in Term 1 (September-October 2019)
Welcome to a new academic year for Hawk Owls. Our topic is 'The fight for freedom- World War 2' We will be learning about life during World War 2 and understanding key events during this important time in our history. We will be visiting The Steam Museum in Swindon (date to be confirmed) to have an experience as a refugee during the war.
Dates for your diary:
Friday 13th September- Roald Dahl dress up day
Monday 15th June-Friday 19th June 2020- Kilvrough Manor visit
We are looking at Maths Mastery where we deepen our understanding through reasoning and problem solving following the steps systematically. We will be strengthening our understanding of number and arithmetic, recapping the Year 5 Maths curriculum and launching into the Year 6 Maths curriculum, see sheet below with objectives.
This half term we are writing for a range of purposes and audiences. We are focusing on our vocabulary choice and using higher level punctuation. We have been writing emotional recounts as world war 2 children using stories such as Rose Blanche and Once. We will be researching an aspect of World War 2 and enjoying being in control of our own research and learning about a topic that we are passionate about.
Please follow the hyperlink to look at the 2019/20 objectives for writing, this is how we assess whether your child is working towards the expected standard, at the expected standard or at greater depth:
We continue to practice our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills on a daily basis as part of our English lessons. This term we have been focusing on active and passive voice, different clauses in sentences, such as: relative clauses, embedded clauses and fronted adverbial phrases. Homework every week contains 10 spellings, please support your child in this as spelling remains a big focus in Year 6. There are 20 marks up for grabs in the SATs SPAG test so we are working hard to ensure that we can do our best in May!
Electricity is our topic this term. We will learn that electrical components can be represented by symbols in circuit diagrams. We will understand that wires are always shown as unbroken horizontal or vertical lines. We will be drawing an accurate circuit diagram for each illustration and, if possible, create the circuit using simple apparatus.
Year 6 and reception Buddies
Over the next couple of weeks. Mrs Bennett will be carefully finding a match for Hawk Owl pupils to have an Elf Owl buddy. This is an exciting time and we look forward to establishing new friendships and getting to know one another.
Please can PE kits be left in school all week, this term we will be having PE on a Thursday.
Please take a look at the games and activities below