This half-term, our theme in Year 6 is ‘We are Dinosaur Hunters…’ During this topic we will be finding out about: the different ages of the dinosaur era and the species of dinosaurs that roamed Earth during these periods; how fossils are formed; fossil discoveries in the UK and across the World; dinosaur food chains; how dinosaurs hunted and attacked their prey; defence against predators and the possible causes of their extinction.
In our first English topic, we will be researching carnivorous and planting-eating dinosaurs and writing and illustrating our own non-fiction books.
Science is also linked to our main theme and the children in Year 6 will be learning about ‘Evolution and Inheritance’.
PE kits are needed every Thursday.
Reading regularly and for sustained periods at home as well as in school is vital. This will improve fluency, stamina and understanding which will help your child achieve the expected standard in reading for their age-group by the end of Y6.
The children will be given reading books each Monday to take home to be returned by Friday.
Please encourage your child to read regularly and complete their home-reading record.
SPELLINGS AND HOMEWORK
Spellings will be given out each week on a Monday and our weekly spelling test will be on a Friday. Spellings should be practised for a short time each day if possible: not just the night before the test! Spellings will also be uploaded onto Class Dojo.
Mathematics homework will be set on line and details posted on Class Dojo Class Story.
English homework will be set on line or from KS2 English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Targeted Question Books (CGP). Details will be posted on Class Dojo.
For further information about this year’s topics, why not have a look at our topic web: