Welcome to Year 6 Juniper Class!
I hope you have all had a good holiday and are ready to start your final year at Glenfrome primary School. This is going to be an exciting year full of extra responsibilities and exciting learning!
In topic this term we are going to be comparing Ancient Mayan life to modern living. To help us, we are going to be using our geographical skills to understand more about the geographical features of the Ancient Mayan area, improve our mastery of Design and Technology techniques by designing, creating and evaluating our own moving vehicles and using our historical enquiry skills to find out more about the Ancient Mayan way of life. To find out more about our topic, please click here to look at our Topic Web.
In English we are going to be learning how to write stories with a historical theme. To help us with this we are going to read the story Middleworld: Jaguar Stones, which also links to our topic of the Maya. We will use this story to learn these grammatical features: complex sentences using subordinate conjunctions, expanded noun phrases to convey information concisely and the use of adverbials to start sentences. We will also be recapping punctuation including speech punctuation, colons and semi-colons to separate clauses and the difference between hyphens and dashes. We will also be writing a balanced argument after holding a class debate on whether or no tourists should be allowed to visit Mayan villages.
In maths we are going to spend the first few weeks focusing on place value. This will involve us looking at how to read, write, compare and round numbers up to 10,000,000. When are secure with this, we will move onto looking at the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
- Please ensure that you have a reading book in school
- Homework books 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 Monday. Please ensure your child comes into school in their PE kits – they won’t need to get changed back into their uniform. Remember that this year we have Phase 3 PE T-Shirts!
Please don’t hesitate to come and chat if you have any questions.