TERM 1 and TERM 2
A very warm welcome to Stingray class as they begin their journey into Year 6. Mrs Tuckwell is looking forward to settling the children in and beginning our learning for the next two terms.
For Maths, we will go over place value, the four operations and fractions. Year 6 will be focussing on the book ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman as their main text for English over the next two terms and will have the opportunity to write stories, poetry, formal letters and persuasive adverts.
In Year 6, the children will have the chance to do gymnastics as well as their regular PE time and will enjoy yoga with Miss Cordingley. They will also go swimming in term 2 to develop their confidence.
In Term 1, during our Art lessons, the children will produce observational drawings, using different means (sketching and painting) to draw Chinese-style cherry blossom trees. In Term 2, we will use our DT sessions to focus on creating a design for the packaging for fireworks. We will research the laws around fireworks as well as finding out about the history of fireworks. We will then measure templates and use our knowledge of nets and shape to support us with our creation.
Our topic for this term is ‘The Shang Dynasty’. The children will have the opportunity to create their own shadow puppets and work in groups to create their own performance. We will also look at why dragons are an important part of Chinese culture and write Newspaper reports about Fu Hao, a female warrior.
Before we know it, it will be Christmas which will bring along even more excitement.