Year 6 – Shakespeare Class

Welcome to Shakespeare Class – Year 6

Miss Dade
Class Teacher
Shakespeare Class – Year 6

Class Teachers: Miss Dade

Autumn Term 1

Welcome back our new Year 6s

Super start!

As the children settle in to their new classroom and routines, the whole school will spend the first two weeks exploring the fantastic book ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies.

During this unit we will be thinking about our local environment, the importance of trees and how we can help the environment. We will also be looking in depth at the book, thinking about the characters and their feelings.

English

Our two books to inspire our writing will be ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan and ‘Sweet Clara and the Focus on our key text of ‘Way Home’ by Libby Hathorn. This story explores the life of a homeless child on an eventful night. During this we will be writing: Diary entries, recounts and newspaper reports.

In reading we will be enjoying the amazing book ‘Boy in the tower’ by Polly Ho Yen.  

Maths

In Maths we will be consolidating and extending our knowledge of Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division.

Science

Our focus for Science this term is Evolution and Inheritance. We will be answering the following questions:

  • What are inherited characteristics?
  • What are adaptive characteristics?
  • How and why have the peppered moths evolved?
  • How can we model evolution and inheritance?
  • How have ideas about evolution developed over time?
  • How have humans developed over time?

Our Big Question  

Our big questions this term is ‘How does life on the streets compare across the world?’ and we will be answering the following questions:

  • What is homelessness?
  • Why do people become homeless?
  • How does it feel to be homeless?
  • Why are children on the street in Uganda?
  • What can we do to help?

Extra information

  • Our PE days this term will be Monday and Friday. Children need to wear their full PE kit to school on these days, please ensure this is appropriate for the weather.

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