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Year 6


Hip Hip Hooray, it’s great to be back!!

Our theme this term is ‘Guidance’ and we will be finding answers to the big question:

      Guidance- what is it and where does it come from?

To help us explore these questions we will be reading ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz- the first Alex Rider book which sees Alex armed with secret gadgets and sent on his first mission. Who guides a teenage secret agent?

Cornwall is one of the settings in our story and as we learn more about the human and physical geography of the United Kingdom we will focus on the counties of Cornwall and compare it to Cambridgeshire.

Our PSHE, RE and Music will all link closely to our ‘big’ questions. In RE we will be exploring our ideas about good versus evil. What makes a good /bad person and how important are role models? An important issue for the oldest in our school! Our Music lessons will focus how composers depict emotions and through this we can use our PSHE lessons to share our feelings about the last 6 months and our hopes and fears for the future.

As scientists, we will be investigating light and how we see things before moving onto learning more about electricity and creating our own secret agent circuits. Our art work this term will be based on pencil drawings and watercolour paintings of the human eye; this will enable us to develop our skills in close observational drawing and painting as well as our fine motor skills.

PE lessons this term will be based on team sports and collaborating through netball and other team games. We’re hoping the weather is kind to us! A big thank you to our parents who are making sure their children come to school in their PE kits on Mondays and Fridays. It’s really helpful as we get to spend more time practising our skills. Please remember that hair should be tied back and earrings not worn or covered with tape.

Please be aware that homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in the following Thursday. We also expect our children to be reading each evening and practising their timestables. Thanks again to our parents and carers for their support and partnership.

The Year 6 Team