Key Stage 2 - Bear Class (Year 6) 2021 - 2022

Miss Lupton

Mr Lambert

Welcome to Bears

Here are the spellings for this week:

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English: Summer 1

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This half term, Year 6 will be delving into 'The Promise' by Nicola Davies. It is a fantastic fiction book which provides us with many exciting writing opporunities whereby the children will be displaying many SPaG skills from previously taught units and new skills too.

Throughout the unit, children will write setting and character descriptions which will expose them to lots of quality vocabularly. Furthermore, they will look at retelling the story and writing persuasive pieces. 

Maths - Summer 1

This term, Year 6 will be recapping multiple areas of the mathematics curriculum. They will be completing problem solving questions requiring them to apply their learning from throughout KS2. Furthermore, we will be completing different projects which will require the children to use all areas of mathematics. One project we will be working on is called 'Theme Park Maths' whereby the children will be tasked with designing and running their own theme park which will require them to consider costings to ensure they make a profit.

Weekly, the children will continue to complete the coloured times table tests. As a year group, we are hoping to reach the highest level we can before the children move on to high school!

Science - Evolution and Inheritance

This is a wonderful topic which is incredibly interesting. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin last half term in English and this topic will allow them to build on their knowledge of this famous scientist as well as learning lots of new scientific theories and facts.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
  • identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution
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History

In history, we will be focusing on Kings and Queens. We will begin by putting selected monarchs in chronological order and then delving deeper into specific Kings and Queens, focusing on their impact on the United Kingdom and the wider world. We shall start our focus on William the Conquerer (1066) and make our way to the longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. 

This will link perfectly to The Queen's Platinum Jubilee! We will be exploring this throughout our art and DT lessons as well. 

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PE

For this half term, our PE day is a THURSDAY and our focus will be Rounders.  

Remember, on your PE day, you should come to school wearing your PE kit for the entire day. As our PE sessions will be outside, we recommend that you wear a suitable outdoor PE kit.

The children will also have PE EVERY OTHER Friday with Mr Rimmer where they will focus on gymnastic skills (please see Class Dojo for dates).

Forest School

Forest School – Central Primary School

Bear's FOREST SCHOOL day is EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY. Please ensure they have their forest school kit and appropriate clothing. Spare footwear is advised too. Please see Class Dojo for dates.

Wider Learning

Go Online: Learn and recap about the human body using this interactive site - http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/learning-activities/

Watch:

- Feed me (Classifying Organisms) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHCOzc143Ec&feature=youtu.be

- How do cigarettes affect the body? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y18Vz51Nkos

- Alcohol effects on the brain and body - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Aj-iJ6p38

- What happens inside your body when you exercise? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWGulLAa0O0

- The Nervous System - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPix_X-9t7E

App: Explore an interactive model of the human body and dive into the skeletal, muscular, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems. The heart beats, guts gurgle, lungs breathe, and eyes see - http://tinybop.com/apps/the-human-body

Go Online: The Circulatory System - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwdr6yc

Play:

- Enter a virtual operating theatre and carry out a heart transplant.

- Play the Blood Typing game and find out more about blood types.

Design a clinical trial to investigate the causes of heart disease in this Centre of the Cell interactive game.

Files to Download

Key Stage 2 - Bear Class (Year 6): Calendar items

Contact Us: Darnhall Primary School Sandyhill Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1JL

Tel: 01606 593315 General enquiries please contact the office.

Email: contact@darnhall.cheshire.sch.uk