Autumn Term's REAL Project
'Does Charity Really Begin at Home?'
This term we are focussing on our STEM project. Our science comes in the form of animal adaptations and electricity, our technology is all linked to blogging / vlogging, our engineering part is part of our Celebration of Learning and the maths focus is linked to finance and budgeting.
In order to answer our essential, we are exploring hardships that are faced around the world. We are starting in Africa using our key text 'A Long Walk to Water' which looks at the importance of clean water and also injustice within the education system.
We will then be moving onto the plight of animals and how their changing habitats is affecting different species.
Finally we will be making links with Year 3 who are studying the work of the One Foundation right here in Grimsby.
Our Celebration of Learning will take place in December and will be a Fair to persuade the public about their chosen charity and raise money by putting on self designed and made games.
Our public exhibition will be our children 'handing over' their profits to the chosen charity.
All of our written English work is taken from our REAL project. We are studying A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park. We are putting ourselves in the 'shoes' of Nya and Salva whose plight we are cataloguing through recount writing. We will also be researching and then writing an information text about animal endangerment.
For our grammar sessions we are focusing on revising the key terminology from previous years and honing our skills ready for May (shhhh).
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 maths teacher.
PE is every Wednesday and is taken by Mr Graves (6G) and Mr Stead (6R).
Games is every Thursday 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.