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Hope - Year 6

Miss Mewton

Teacher

My favourite book is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Having been an avid horse rider for most of my life, I was over the moon when I first discovered this book when I was around ten years old. I remember the excitement of turning the first page and feeling like I was being transported back in time to something quite magical. Black Beauty is a touching story told from the view point of a black horse who recounts the tales of his life. From his simple beginnings as a foal in a meadow through the ups and downs and twists and turns, Black Beauty tells his own story which illustrates the importance of kindness towards animals. I have read this book so many times and I can honestly say that the more I read it, the better it gets!

Mrs Manton

Support Staff

I love reading using my kindle, especially before I go to sleep at night. I like lots of different genres of books from thriller and crime to books that make me laugh out loud. Gardening books are also a favourite, as I dream of all the lovely plants I could grow in my garden.

Miss Dwan

1:1 Support Staff

My favourite childhood book has to be Matilda. Matilda is a strong female character who is very brave and inspiring as a kid of such a young age!

Summer 2

Our maths for this half term will be focusing on Statistics and Properties of Shape. During these units, we will be reading, interpreting and drawing line graphs as well as identifying, drawing and calculating angles. Children will also be calculating angles in triangles and quadrilaterals as well as drawing shapes accurately. To round off the year, children will be developing their reasoning and problem-solving skills by taking part in a themed project around salaries and mortgages. Furthermore, we will continue to encourage the children to practise their number recall through weekly 99 Club challenges and TT Rockstars battles as well as daily Flashback4's to encourage retention.

 

During our topic this half-term, we are going to be exploring America. We are focusing on The Americas as a case study, to increase our sense of place and our understanding of the geographical location of America, and the variation of both places and biomes which are found within America. We will begin by locating America and the states of America, before we focus in on the Geography or our local area, and how it compares to America, particularly in terms of the weather and climate. 

 

In our English this half term, we will be studying short stories from the book, 'Survivors' by David Long. Each week we will be focusing on a different story and we will have opportunities provided to produce a range of mini writing outcomes. As well as this, there will be a poetry focus for one lesson each week, where children will learn about different poetry styles such as: blackout poetry, Tanka poetry and list poetry. As our final outcome, we will be producing a survival guide for an adventurer, to practise and apply all of our learning through this year. 

 

In Whole Class Reading, we will continue to explore a range of texts and genres and we will continue to practise applying the key reading skills. in addition to this, we will be continuing to develop our love for reading.

 

In RE this half term, we will be thinking about the question ‘Does faith help people in Cornwall when life gets hard?’ This unit offers children the opportunity to draw together some previous learning about Christian, Hindu and non-religious beliefs. It explores religious and non-religious responses to life and considers why some people, particularly Cornwall, find that their faith can help them celebrate the good times in life but also to cope with the difficult times. The unit question may imply that faith does always help, but of course the answer can be, ‘It doesn’t help at all!’ Non-religious responses may be that religious faith only offers a fantasy rather than concrete help.

 

In Science, we will be looking at the Year 6 unit of Animals Including Humans. During this unit, the children will be identifying and naming the parts of the human circulatory system as well as describing the functions. In addition to this, children will be planning a scientific enquiry around how exercise impacts on the human body. Children will also be able to explain the impact of drugs and alcohol on the body, as well as describing how scientific evidence highlights the dangers of smoking. 

 

Our PE for this half-term will be athletics. We will be focusing on developing sprinting techniques, hurdling with control and rhythm, demonstrate appropriate body positions for throwing greater distances and to improve distance from take off to landing in one jump.

 

 For our music lessons, we will be continuing our Ukulele course. The children have already learnt how to correctly position the ukulele for play, and how to play the ukulele correctly, sing a variety of simple songs and strum open string patterns rhythmically and in time.  During Summer 2, children will be practising changing between chords fluently as well as improvising different chord rhythms.

 

In our computing unit, children will be creating a game. They will be exploring the 2DIY 3D tool on Purple Mash, as well as exploring what makes a good computer game, before creating their own through planning, designing and creating a game environment and then going onto design and create the game quest, before finishing and sharing the game with others in the class.

 

Finally, in PSHCE, we will also be developing our understanding of our own thoughts and feelings, within the overarching concept of a person’s mental health. The children will be developing a secure understanding of the concept, as well as understanding why it is so important to protect their mental health, before developing some strategies to help with their managing of their emotions.

 
We hope you find the resources below easy to access for supporting your child's learning at home and understanding the key objectives being covered. The list below includes:
 
-Knowledge Organisers
This explains the key information and facts your child needs to know by the end of their topic unit with some visual aids and key vocabulary we will learn too.
 
-Calculation Policy 
This provides you with information about the key mathematical concepts and how these are taught during this Key Stage.
 
-Recommended Reads
This document lists texts we would highly recommend your child to access and read during their year group. Pupils are encouraged to select from this range of books.