This half-term, our topic 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; 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.
In addition, we will learning French as our modern foreign language and studying the life and work of a French artist.
PE kits are needed every Tuesday afternoon.
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 to take home which can be changed as often as is necessary and they are also welcome to choose books from our school library or read books from home.
Please encourage your child to read regularly and complete their home-reading record which should be taken home and returned to school daily.
SPELLINGS AND HOMEWORK
Spellings will be given out each week on a Wednesday and our weekly spelling test will be on a Monday. Spellings should be practised for a short time each day if possible: not just the night before the test!
The children also receive weekly Mathematics and English homework. Please ask your child if they have completed their homework and remind them to make sure it is returned to school on time.
For further information about this year’s topics, why not have a look at our topic web: