Year 6 2019 - 2020

Mrs Smith

Year 6 Class Teacher

Welcome to the Spring Term of Year 6!

 

Our topic this term is a geography based one and is entitled ‘Extreme Earth’.

During this topic we will be learning about the wilder side of the world and the natural disasters that occur around our planet.  We will explore some of the Earth’s greatest natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena – from raging tropical storms to violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis…

Firstly, we will explore the Earth’s extreme climates by investigating what climates there are on our planet and finding out about the hottest, wettest, coldest and driest places on Earth.  We will then review what we know about the water cycle and how it works to result in different levels of rainfall in different parts of the world. 

We will then go on to investigate a variety of extreme weather phenomena, such as tropical storms, floods, lightning, hurricanes and tornadoes – and investigate the effects these can have on people and the landscape. 

We will also explore how the Earth’s surface is split up into tectonic plates and the resulting earthquakes that occur when they move.  We will then go on to find out how tsunamis are caused by earthquakes under the sea floor – focusing on the effects that tsunamis can have on an environment.  Finally, we will identify the differences between a volcano and a mountain and discover how volcanoes are formed and what happens when one erupts.

 

 

Our Class Focus Text for the first half term is:

All the Things That Could Go Wrong,

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Stewart Foster

SPOILER:  I am very excited to announce that Stewart Foster will be visiting our school on Tuesday 11th February and taking a workshop with our class!

 

The detail of curriculum coverage is attached to this class page

(Spring Roll A Jigsaw).

 

 

Homework

Ongoing… To read as many of the fabulous books, written by inspiring and engaging authors, recommended on our class reading wall (and also on the list attached to the bottom of this page and on the following website: https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-6)

 

Weekly:

All homework will be set on a Friday and collected the following Friday.

  • CPG Maths task/ CPG English task (alternate each week)
  • A Spelling activity
  • 10-Minute Reading SATs Buster task

 

 

P.E.

Our PE sessions are on Mondays and Thursdays.

Please make sure that children have appropriate kit for those days: Green Gawsworth T-shirts are expected for games and indoor PE.  Children may also wear either black shorts or black/grey/navy joggers, a Gawsworth sweatshirt or black/grey/navy sweatshirt or tracksuit top.

 

 

Contacting me

Any urgent messages (including any medical appointments or absences) need to be sent via the school office, please.

If you need to contact me, I am contactable via ClassDojo Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 5:30pm (please be aware that during the school day I may not be able to respond immediately as I will be teaching – but I will check my Dojo messages after school). 

If you need to meet with me, I am available after school on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Kind regards,

Mrs Smith

 

 

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