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Alps

Welcome to Alps' Class page! 

Year 6 team

  • Our teacher is Miss Parker.

  • Our teaching assistants are Mrs Shiels, Mrs Howell and Mrs Barrett and Ms Iyer. Mrs Riley, Mrs Pechey and Mrs Hansen also work with us during the week.
  • Our School Council Representative is Kai
  • Our Eco Council Representative is Charlie.
  • Our Rights Respecting Schools Representative is Isabella.

                                                                                                                                

Alex - for learning all her lines brilliantly for our class assembly and performing with such enthusiasm.

 

Alessio

 

Harry

 

Isabel

Class Assembly - Thursday 10th October 2019

What fun we had writing, rehearsing and performing our Class Assembly: Mission Stormbreaker.

Thank you to all the family members who could come and watch our assembly. Here are some phots of us enjoying ourselves!

Thursday 26th September 2019

We enjoyed a refreshing Autumn walk to our local library where we met some of the librarians that work there. Brona shared a story with us and explained how to use the library and all its services. We all borrowed books with our new library cards and are very excited to read them when we get home!

  

  

Year 6 enjoyed a fantastic time at Crucial Crew in September.. We had valuable information from the Fire Service, Samaritans, Train Line, Dog's Trust, Police and the charity Billy's Wish.

   

   

 

 

Our Topic this term is ... 

Lots of our learning will link to this throughout the term, including exciting code breaker and spy missions.

English

In English we have started the year off looking at The Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo. We explored his literary techniques and ineresting voabulary. The genre twist was amazing! We enjoyed exploring different genres and planning and writing our own genre twist short story.

         

We will be reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz about Alex Rider, who finds himself caught up with spies in MI6. We will be using this as our rich reading text and look at several chapters per week. We will practise our inference skills and using evidence to support our ideas. In writing, we will look at nespaper reports and the difference between fact and opinion. We will be working hard on accurate punctuation and using direct and reported speech.

            

Maths

In Maths to begin with we will be revising trategies and methods learnt in previous years.

 

History

We are excited to be heading off on our trip to Bletchley Park on the 16th October! We will be learning about Alan Turing and his work with the Enigma machine as a significant, influential person in our history. We will explore how he cracked German codes during the war and the impact this had on WW2 outcomes.
 
After half term, we will be learning more about the history of WW2 and the use of primary and secondary sources. We will look at chronology carefully to see how the events happened during the course of the war and how life changed for people back hom in Britain.
 
In Remembrance Week, we will undertake an art project based on poppies and creating cinquain poetry to remember the sacrifice people made a long time ago.
 

Geography

In geogrpahy we will be undertaking our cartography project. We will use maps, globes and Ordnance Survey mas to locate and plot places around our school grounds. We will be creeating our own maps using the 8 compass points and 6 figure grid references.
 
PE
The children will be having PE lessons with Premier Sport on a Wednesday afternoon. They will be learning about baskbetball, including imprving their throwing and catching skills, attack and defene strategies, as well as teamwork!
On Thursday afternoons, the class will also have PE with Mrs Williams for dance. The children will be choregraphing their own pieces on the theme of 'Spies'.
 
 

COJO

We will be finding out about the life of Amelia Earhart who was the first woman aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean solo.

In our missions we will:

-Learn how Amelia coped in a man's world. She worked alongside many men and was not considered equal so was often ignored.

-Build and test our own planes as Amelia did before setting off on her record-breaking, solo flight.

-Send ground-to-air signals back to our team in order to get the help we require.

-Discover what it was like to make repairs in mid-air by leaving the safety of our cockpits and making our way across the obstacle course to the other side in order to make the necessary alterations to the tip of the wing. The equipment required to repair the tip of the wing must be carefully carried from the cockpit to the damaged area.

-Find out what it was like to fly through a storm by following navigation instructions whilst wearing a blindfold.

 

 

 

Maths

  • Big Maths – daily focus on key number skills.
  • Shapes – We will be exploring the properties of circles.
  • Algebra – We will be exploring growing patterns to deepen our understanding of the link between sequences and algebraic formulas.
  • Financial maths and enterprise – We will be introduced to financial terms including income, expenses and budgets. Then through developing an Enterprise project, we will plan, market, make and sell a product. Evaluation after the project will support us to review how we have managed the project and how we could have improved the outcomes. 
  • Preparing for KS3 maths - we will finish the year by reflecting on ourselves as mathematicians. We will consider what we do well and how we approach mathematical problems. Furthermore, we will highlight information that we want our KS3 teacher to know about our mathematical learning and how best to support us.

Looking to boost your mental maths skills? These daily10 challenges are fab as you can select your level, topic and time intervals.

Science

We will be learning about evolution and inheritance this term. We will:

  • 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
  • Identify how adaptation may lead to evolution by examining the theories of evolution constructed by Darwin and Wallace
  • Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • Examine the advantages and disadvantages of specific adaptations and the role of human intervention in the process of evolution.

Another useful BBC Bitesize information page - this one explains inheritance and adaptation.

Art

  • We will be making flick books to show movement.
  • We will also identify how movement is created in works by notable artists including Eadweard Muybridge and Emil Nolde.
  • After this, we will create our own action pictures portraying a dance using pastels.
  • Finally, we will experiment with collage and montage techniques to create the illusion of movement.

Computing

In our Computing lessons, we will be creating our quizzes using Scratch which are linked to our maths learning.

  • Use selection commands so programs execute different commands depending on whether the player answers correctly or not.
  • Program a maths quiz in Scratch.
  • Debug code when it is not working correctly.
  • Collaborate in pairs.

RE

We will be discussing different ideas about God, discovering the role that suffering plays in different religions and talk about human's responsibility for our environment.       

PE

In athletics, we will work on our starting technique and our speed in preparation for Sports Day.

MFL

Linked to our geography work, we will be giving directions to different key places in some of the South American cities that we look at. 

PSHE 

In line with the rest of the school, our PSHE unit is called Relationships