Year 6 2017 - 2018
Year Six is not only a last chance to enjoy your time here at Belgrave but also very important in preparing you for your journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the word go, with the week long residential to Conway coming at the beginning of the Autumn term.
We have three key aims that underpin everything that we do throughout the year. These are to become:
Responsible Citizens Successful learners Confident Individuals
We also have key life skills that we work towards. These are:
Team work Communication Managing time and Money Problem Solving
Having these aims and key skills helps us to understand what our education here at Belgrave is really about and also ensures that everything we do will be relevant to life in the future.
This term our topic will be World War 2, looking specifically at The Battle of Britain and how this was a crucial moment in the history of the United Kingdom.
In Geography we will look at the distribution of the population across the globe and which countries have the largest populations. This links to our maths where we will look at reading, ordering and rounding numbers up to and beyond 10 million.
Perhaps the most exciting aspect of term one in Year 6 will be the residential in late September, when we spend a week at the Conway Centre, participating in a range of outdoor and team building activities.
This week: 13th - 17th November
We have begun a new unit of work this week in English, looking at books by the author/ illustrator Shaun Tan; he is Australian and his books deal with a range of really interesting issues - well worth a look! I have put a few pictures from one of his books in a gallery page...
We are continuing with Evolution in science and have been looking at the giraffe and the okapi to see how two similar animals have evloved slightly differently. In maths we have begun looking at fractions...
Try asking your child...:
- How has the giraffe come to have a long neck?
- Why does the man leave his family in the book 'The Arrival'?
- What makes the book 'The Arrival' different to other books?
Next week - 17th November, Children in Need.
Spellings and reading as normal..
Maths: multpiles, factors, prime and square numbers - venn diagrams.
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