Juniper - year 6


Welcome back to Term 6!

This term we would like to think about getting ready for secondary school so in Geography, we will be thinking about where our secondary schools are and how we will get there. We will use technology to help us look at maps of the area and consider what makes a route safe. We will consider human and physical features in the local area. We will present our findings using sketch maps.

In English this term we will take inspiration from last term’s topic and write a newspaper article about the end of the Bristol Bus Boycott and the employment of the first non-white bus conductor. We will also continue reading the book Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah. We will finish the year by writing a chapter that could be part of Windrush Child, with a strong narrative voice. Within this narrative we will consolidate our editing skills and develop our use of sophisticated punctuation and description.

In maths this term we are going to be consolidating our learning from earlier on in the year. We will complete a range of investigations, sometimes working collaboratively. These investigations draw upon our understanding of place value, number (including all four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), shape and many other areas of the maths curriculum!

This term in science we will be learning about building upon our learning in previous years about the human body to help us understand our circulatory and digestive systems. We will identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood and describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported around our bodies. We will recognise the impact of diet on the way our bodies function.

In PSHE this term we are going to be thinking about changes that happen to males and females during puberty. We will then learn about what happens from conception to birth. Using different scenarios we will think about how being physically attracted to someone to someone changes the nature of the relationship and what that means about having a girlfriend/boyfriend. We will also think about going to secondary school.

In computing we are going to be building upon our previous work on powerpoint and creating powerpoint presentations about online safety which we hope to share with younger children.

This term we will use our understanding of parts of the body to help us understand the story of Little Red Riding Hood in French!

We will continue to learn about what people believe about life, thinking about Christianity and Islam. We will look at and compare the creation stories for each faith. We will hold a debate about the existence of God, thinking about views held by Christians and Muslims.

This term we are have cricket on Wednesdays with a coach! Please make sure you have a change of clothes and a water bottle.

  • Please ensure that you have a reading book in school
  • Homework will continue to be put on Google Classroom but paper copies will still be available. Homework should be returned every Wednesday, ready for homework to be given on a Friday
  • Spellings will be sent home on Monday and tested on Friday – please help your child to learn their spellings.
  • PE will be cricket with a coach on Wednesdays. Please ensure your child brings in appropriate clothing for this every Wednesday as well as a water bottle! Children should wear their school uniform and change in the afternoon.

Please don’t hesitate to come and chat if you have any concerns

Mrs Allan

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