Welcome to Year 6 - Oak Class!
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Term Five – Pharaohs and Floodland continued.
In term five we shall be continuing our journey around Ancient Egypt with Howard Carter and a post-apocalyptic Britain with Zoe - the main character in Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick . By the end of this term we shall hopefully have a fully mummified fish and an adventure story worthy of Indiana Jones! During this term we shall also be preparing for the upcoming KS2 SATs and donning our helmets for cycling proficiency.
In term four we will be travelling between the arid deserts of Ancient Egypt and the flooded wastelands of an apocalyptic future. We will be studying the rich and varied history of Egyptian archaeology following in the footsteps of Howard Carter and his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. In contrast we will be reading ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick, a tale of a young girl who is separated from her parents when her home town is cut off by flood waters.
In term three we shall be scrutinising the human body under the microscope. Starting off with the dissection of a heart we will explore how the various systems within the body carry out their complicated roles in order to keep us healthy and fit. We will explore the need for a healthy lifestyle and investigate the impact of exercise on our hearts. Using our growing knowledge of the human body will shall be reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman and explore both the physical and emotional journey of Cameron as he finds himself having to make a tough decision.
In term two we shall be wrapping up warm and heading in to the frozen landscapes that cover our planet. Exploring both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, we will examine the varied and determined life that exists in these remote regions. Our English text this term, Shackleton’s Journey, will show us how humans respond to these chilly conditions and we will also be studying the tragic maiden voyage of the Titanic.
This term we shall be studying the impact of World War Two on the lives of those who lived through it, using the fantastic novel Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian for inspiration.
Why were children evacuated? What was it like to be separated from your family? What was rationing? What protection did they have against air raids?
Homework: Pupils are expected to complete their set MyMaths homework and read for at least 30 mins every evening. Please complete and sign reading records each night. Pupils homework projects will be displayed as part of the express section at the end of the unit of work. Pupils can choose whether to present their homework as written work, ICT or something creative. If pupils decide to choose something creative such as a painting then they should choose either written work or I.C.T. for their next homework project so that they are using different skills throughout the year.
Be Kind and gentle
Be the best you can
In PSHE we have been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We have been using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.