Pine - Year 6

Pine - Year 6

Welcome back to Term 4!

We have had a busy start to the year with a trip to the zoo, to immerse us in our topic of the Rainforest. We had a fantastic (but freezing!) day at the zoo learning about the different layers of the rainforest, the location of the world’s main rainforests and also had the chance to meet some  of the creatures that are found in the rainforest. As well as this we also had the opportunity to look around the zoo and see the other animals that live there. The Gorillas were most people highlight, especially when the baby gorilla started exploring on the glass above our head! Have a look at our class blog to see some recounts of what we got up to. We are going to be continuing the work we started at the zoo back in class during our topic lessons to help us understand how to sustain a rainforest eco-system. This will include some science, geography and art work. To find more information about our topic , please look at our topic web. Term_4-_Topic_Web.doc

In Maths we have stated the term by looking at the percentages, using our multiplication and division knowledge to find percentages of amounts.  We are then going to continue applying our knowledge of multiplication and division by looking at how to use BODMAS to understand the order of operations.  We are going to finish the term by finding unknown angles in any triangles and along lines.

In English we are reading the book Gorilla Dawn by our Author of the term Gill Lewis. We are using this book as a stimulus to produce to writing to inform our audience. As the book is set in the Congo Rainforest, we will be completing some explanations of deforestation and global warming, some persuasive pieces for visiting the Congo and keeping child soldiers safe and some non-chronological reports about the different animals found in the rainforest.

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