Autumn Term's REAL Project
What Makes a Robot Tick?
Our REAL project for the Autumn term is our S.T.E.M focused project. Throughout the project there will be a strong emphasis on science (electrical circuits, forces of friction & levers, properties of materials), technology (programming, navigation) and engineering (designing and building a robot) for our Robot Wars Evening in December.
Our essential question will help us to explore what impact and benefits robots have had upon society as well as exploring deeper implications of how this could cause conflict.
We will launch the project with a visit by regular Robot Wars contestant, Ian Botwright and finish with a Robot Wars Evening. The children will showcase their learning by using their robots to achieve challenges and have work on display. Ian will also have his robots available for people to use.
Science – Materials and Properties / Physics (Circuits) /Forces (Levers) and Friction
ITC – Beetle programming, Scratch design, media team for robot wars etc
RE/PSHE – empathy, values & rights
Art – 2D and 3D mechanical art based on ‘The Robot Picture Book’ technical drawing of the robot designs
All of our written English work is linked to the books, 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown, 'Creaturepedia' and 'Rosie Revere Engineer'. We will produce a variety of high quality written work as follows;
Narrative ( including setting and character description) linked to ‘The Wild Robot’
Info text – Biography and write up of their robot linked to the book ‘Creaturepedia’
Instructional writing—linked to building the robot and writing the robot manual
The journey of an invention poem—linked to the book ‘Rosie Revere engineer’
For our grammar sessions we are focusing on revising the key terminology from previous years and honing our skills ready for May (shhhh). This link may be helpful for both you and your child...
Spellings will be sent home every week. All children will have the same spellings.
Over the term we will be looking at these aspects of the maths curriculum. We will focus on teaching the children the skills and then supporting them through problem solving involving these skills. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to speak with your child's teacher.
PE is every Monday and is taken by Mr Graves (6G) and Mr Morton (6M).
Games is every Tuesday afternoon and Miss Sanderson takes both classes.
Please can you make sure that your child has their full kit (including trainers) for each session.
Reading diaries are checked every week (sometimes more often) to see what the children have been reading and also to see who has recorded this three times during the week to become a reading star. In Year 6 the children are rewarded with 15 minutes of free time during Friday afternoon.
You can follow your Year 6 teachers on Twitter, with regular updates, photographs and reminders of what's happening at school.
You can also email us directly.