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YEAR 6 UPDATE 11/01/21

Year 6 - Really well done - you FABULOUS guinea pigs have resumed Google Classroom superbly.  You have proved that remote learning can be:

 

CHALLENGING 

FUN and ...

COLLABORATIVE

 

We are so proud - not just of your efforts and your parents tireless support...but of your kind comments on the stream, your feedback, and your ability to 'adapt' at the drop of a hat - AGAIN!

 

Ms Wareing and Ms Bastide have also been incredibly proud of those in school - very well done because it is no small thing to support your community and help your parents do the same.

 

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WELCOME BACK YEAR 6 - OUR NEW TOPIC IS 'ENDURANCE.'

 

SCROLL DOWN FOR AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT IS IN STORE FOR YOU DURING TERM 2...

 

 

          Year 6 Term 2 - ENDURANCE            

Incredible People we will discover this term:

 

SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON 

 

Alek Wek

 

BEAR GRYLLS

THE BRONTE SISTERS                

 

Sonita Alizadeh 

Last term DURING YOUR EXPLORATION OF OUR ENDANGERED ANIMALS TOPIC,  You:

 

  • READ WIDELY 
  • CONSIDERED YOUR RESPONSE TO TEXT 
  • IMPROVED YOUR WRITING AND UNDERSTOOD ITS PURPOSE AND AUDIENCE 
  • WORKED COLLABORATIVELY 
  • ASKED QUESTIONS OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS 
  • EXTENDED YOUR VOCABULARY 
  • BECAME INCREASINGLY MORE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT
  • CONQUERED GOOGLE CLASSROOM 
  •  angel AND PROVED YOURSELF A CAPABLE AND INDEPENDENT LEARNER 

 

Let's have some fun adding to this list in Term 2

 

OUR CHRISTMAS READING

LATEST NEWS - HELLO YELLOW!

SPELLING SHED 

All pupils now have log ins and we have tested these out in class - this is a great app to improve your vocabulary and spelling...so why not allocate 10 minutes a day for some extra practise at home! smiley

Messages on class dojo gratefully received... little and often is the key to PROGRESS and we are ready and waiting to reward independent learners.

TOPIC OVERVIEW:

YEAR SIX AUTUMN 1 – ENDANGERED ANIMALS

In year 6 this half term we will be studying ‘ENDANGERED ANIMALS.’  Our class text is ‘Can we save the tiger?’ by Martin Jenkins but we will also study excerpts from Kipling’s, ‘The Jungle Book,’ and ‘Lord of the Forest,’ by Caroline Pitcher and Jackie Morris

These texts provide an exciting stimulus for all types of writing and the more knowledge you acquire the more your vocabulary choices for writing expand.  So be an active learner and get a head start by finding out which animals are at risk of extinction – why they are critically endangered – and what we can do to help.  You have multiple resources at your fingertips when you search wisely using the internet.

TOP TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING IN SIX!

Tier 3 vocabulary

This refers to the technical terms you may wish to discuss with each other regarding this topic.  Homework tasks will often be based around such challenging vocabulary and an understanding of these terms will equip you as well as a pen will lessons!

   poacher        extinction         harvested             

sufficient resources      human action

     generations         conservation 

                                                          panther tigris 

David Attenborough’s, ‘PLANET EARTH,’ is a must see and we will be studying clips from his masterpiece.

TOP TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE LEARNING IN SIX!

Quick recall of your multiplication tables is essential as are ...

  • regular reading
  • neat handwriting
  • and spelling practice 

This week we will be sending out a list of websites and apps which are incredibly helpful - stick it to your fridge; independent learners will be consistently rewarded ! 

 

 

GUIDANCE DOCUMENT - TOP PRIORITIES

PRESENTING OUR RESEARCH ...

If you can say it - you can write it!

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