We can’t believe we’re already starting the second half of the Autumn Term! Our theme this half term is MEXICO. Within this topic area we will be looking at where Mexico City can be located on a map and in which continent; climate figures and population figures in Mexico which both will be plotted on a graph.
In English lessons, we will be studying the life of Mexican artist, Frida Khalo – her life as a child and how her later disabilities affected her outlook on adult life. We will also be learning about earthquakes: the devastating effects they can have on an area and on people’s lives.
In Science, Year 6 will be looking at inheritance, evolution and adaptation – how have we evolved as humans? How have animals adapted to their environments, and how will all living organisms adapt to climate changes and global warming? Have you inherited any mannerisms or characteristics from your family members? This is a really exciting insightful topic.
Keep practicing your spellings and multiplication facts every week and remember to quiz on your reading book as soon as you’ve finished it.
We’re kicking off the Autumn Term in Year 6 with our topic ‘Dough’. As the children already know, this topic will involve researching, tasting, designing and creating bread products, however they also know that dough is a slang word for money!
We are very excited in Year 6, to be creating comics just like Greg Kenton, the main character in Andrew Clements’ book Lunch Money, and to be writing adventure and mystery stories based on ideas from Eric Walters’ book The Money Pit Mystery.
In addition to this, we will be researching varieties of bread products, collecting data from our year group, presenting this in different ways and calculating weights and costs of the ingredients needed for our bread recipes. We will be drawing timelines to show the history of money; examining different currencies of the world, and how they have developed globally.
Although we have a busy time ahead of us, the children in Year 6 are looking forward to all the responsibilities of being part of the Year 6 team.