Welcome to the Autumn Term 2021!
Our overriding theme this term is 'Why do people undertake perilous journeys?' In Year 6, we began the Autumn term looking at the book 'Stormbreaker'. From this, we looked at the world of espionage, the physical and human features of Cornwall and the Portugese man o' war. For the second half term, our Power of Reading focus is 'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna. Linked to this, we will be writing lots of poetry and creative writing, where we will be building our empathy for character's and their circumstance. We will look at the journeys that individuals have taken around the globe and through history linked to our theme.
In Science, we have studied light, the way we say and how light travels. Linked to this, we have produced detailed eye drawings using the medium of watercolours. In the second half of term, we will be focused on electricity: making circuits and carrying out lots of investigations.
In maths, we have studied place value for numbers up to 10,000,000 and written methods for the four operations. We are beginning to study fractions.
In P.E., we have been learning passing and positioning skills in Netball as well as these skills in Tag rugby. Our focus is now turning to basketball and table tennis where we are developing our hand-eye coordination and ball handling skills.
In PSHE, we have focused on collaboration with others, knowing how it feels to be in new situations and having strategies for managing emotions.
In music, we have been focused on 'Rock and Roll' music ready to perform in front of an audience.
Although, Year 6 didn’t get to perform their Rock ‘n’ Roll songs at the Cresset we were eager to show you how hard we have worked on the music. Please enjoy the songs: One Fine Day, Runaround Sue and Jailhouse Rock. We hope you enjoy the performances.