Year 6 (Jazz) 2020 - 2021
Dear Parents and children,
This term, the children will be preparing debates and presentations and participating in discussions. They will also be writing in a range of genres in English lessons and in topic lessons. The children will continue to learn spellings and work on grammar and punctuation activities to continue to prepare them for secondary school. We will continue to share stories and the children will be encouraged to talk about books they have enjoyed and recommend books to others.
In maths, the children will complete the final units in the curriculum: statistics and geometry and will be using their knowledge of mathematical concepts to solve problems and investigate maths. Activities will help them to continue to develop their mental fluency and recognition of linked facts.
This term the children will learn about light, how we see shadows, reflection and refraction. They will learn about how light travels, find out about mirrors and the angles of reflection and incidence and carry out some fascinating experiments into the effects of bending light. The children will also be developing their understanding of what electricity is and how to measure it, representing circuits using symbols in a diagram. They will find out about two important scientific inventors in the field of electricity: Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.
The children will continue to learn about the Titanic: they will be learning how the disaster has changed sea travel and the regulations that are in place as a result. They will also be thinking about the moral dilemma regarding the discovery of the wreck and whether items should be allowed to be retrieved.
They will then be learning about trade, understanding how the supply chain works and investigating the UK’s biggest exports and fair trading.
By exploring rhythmic patterns, the children will build a sense of pulse and use this to create a composition. They will explore the musical concept of theme and variations and discover how rhythms can translate to different instruments through the study of “The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra” by Benjamin Britten and they will identify the characteristics of film music, creating a composition and graphic score to perform alongside a film.
The children will participating in a very exciting art project funded by Heathrow linked to space.
When preparing for transition to secondary school, the children will be thinking about and discussing what to expect, how to make a good first impression and coping with the change.
P.E. lessons will take place on Wednesdays this term. The children should wear appropriate clothing for P.E every day as there might be opportunities for additional outdoor activities as the weather improves. Please ensure that your child can remove any earrings that they wear to school.
We are looking forward to the residential visit to Longridge (30th June – 1st July) where the children will participate in a variety of outdoor activities. Towards the end of the term, there will be leavers’ celebrations. It certainly will be a busy term!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of us.
From the Year 6 Team
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