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Year 6

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Class Teacher: Mr. Michael Gardner

Teaching Assistant: Mr. Chris Purchase

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Literacy

We are going to be reading ‘Dracula’ by Bram Stoker this term. In writing, we will be creating our own:

  • Short suspense stories, full of drama, horror and mystery
  • Factual reports on some blood-sucking creatures of the night
  • Persuasive arguments on the Dark Lord

We will be practising our use of: varied sentence structures, suitable word choices for the genre and use of punctuation to create suspense.

Science

The Human Body’ is our science focus for this term and we will be investigating:

  • How the heart works
  • How blood flows through the circulatory system
  • The effect of exercise on the body
  • The dangers of drug use

Maths

Our main focus for the term will be fractions followed by decimals. Specifically, we will explore methods (mental and written) for:

  • Equivalent fractions
  • Adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions and decimals
  • Fractions of amounts e.g. ⅓ of 450g
  • Simplifying fractions
  • Comparing decimals with fractions

Computing

We will be learning how to use stop-motion animation to create our own spooky vampire films. As well as creating the story and animation, we will be adding music, sounds, effects and titles. Look out for a film show coming your way!

Other

In geography, we will be exploring the map of the UK and the different regions that form the British Isles. We will also be building a comparative study between Dracula’s home in Romania and ours here.

Timetable

Key dates for the weekly timetable include:

  • Spelling test every Tuesday
  • Computing on Wednesdays
  • Spanish on Wednesdays
  • PE on Friday afternoons - this term we are doing fitness training

Ways you can support your child at home

  • Every child should be reading a minimum of 20 minute a day and this can include Reading Live online.
  • Spellings practise daily
  • IXL for maths and English (guidance on weekly homework sheets)