Class Teacher – Miss R. Patterson
Teaching Assistant – Mrs J. Small
Welcome to Class 6P
Our topic this term in Year 6 is, ‘South America.’
We will be mastering techniques of sketching and painting learning how to sketch lightly before painting to combine line and colour. We will create colour palettes based on colours observed in the natural or built world. We will take inspiration from Romero Britto, a Brazilian artist, painter and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti painting in his work, using vibrant colours and bold patterns as a visual expression of hope and happiness. Pastels will be the key to our creations of vibrant Rainforest art when studying, ‘The Amazon Rainforest.’
The children will independently research geographical features (e.g. rivers) of South America and different famous landmarks exploring what traditions are similar and different to that of England.
PE this term is very exciting, starting with an eight week swimming course at The Pods. Swimming is an excellent opportunity for the children and an important part of the PE curriculum. This is further enhanced by water safety instruction to support the children if they ever find themselves or friends in difficulty near water. We hope that through these lessons children will have the opportunity to meet the end of Key Stage 2 expectations to able to swim 25 metres.
In our RE topic children will be learning about and discussing unconditional love. We will spend a lot of time talking about forgiveness and showing mercy. We will study the story of Prodigal Son and create a piece of art which depicts the meaning behind the reading from the Gospel of Luke, with Rembrandt as our inspiration.
In Literacy we are looking at drafting and writing narratives including character and setting descriptions which include expanded noun phrases, and carefully chosen vocabulary for effect on the reader. Through the use of media, we will be writing the story of Alma a young girl who turns into a doll… watch this space for a perfectly friendly bedtime story!
Problem solving, using the four operations of multiplication, division, subtraction and addition will be a focus of the term in Maths; building on prior knowledge to extend and challenge the children. Moving then onto securing our knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages.
In Science, children will learn how to classify living things and about evolution and inheritance and we will working on expanding their scientific terminology and investigation skills.
- Reading at least 3 times a week
- Go onto Bug Club and complete a reading task
- Visit Mathletics – 2000 points per week
- Learn spellings- list provided each week
- Also learn to spell the words listed in the reading record.
- A piece of English and a piece of Maths will be set.
- Homework Challenges