Yr 6 What We Are Learning

Beech Grove Primary School

Year 6

Spring Term 2018

Head Teacher’s Message
Welcome back to our new spring term. On behalf of the staff we would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope that 2018 is a good one for our whole school community.
Our teachers have lots of interesting activities planned for this term and hope that you will enjoy hearing what children have been working on at consultation meetings, and will support them with their homework and reading outside of school.

Sheila Hauxwell
John Dixon

Our work for this term:

We are continuing to work towards our tests, looking at more complex reading texts and using our prediction and inference skills. In writing, we are writing chronological reports, a narrative based on the life of Captain Scott, a visit to the Galapagos Islands and a Biography of Charles Darwin. We are using increasingly more complex grammar and punctuation to make our writing more mature and interesting to the reader.

In Maths this term, we will be continuing to work on our Arithmetic skills. We will also be looking at co-ordinates and translations as well as reflecting shapes on all four quadrants. We will also be introducing the children to the new topic of Algebra in Maths ready for their SAT’s in May.

During the first half of this term we will be completing the topic ‘Frozen Kingdom’. We will look at animals in the Arctic and Antarctic circles and how they adapt to their environments. After half term we will then be looking at the topic ‘Darwin’s Delights’. We will be looking at living things and their habitats as well as completing observational drawings of animals from the Galapagos.

Keeping Safe and Healthy (This section will tell you what we are teaching children about lifestyle choices)
We will be teaching the children how to stay safe on the internet as part of our Internet Safety Day in February.

Dates for your Diary

Spring Term:                       Monday 8th January 2018 – Thursday 29th March 2018
Half Term Holiday:             Monday 12th February 2018 – Friday 16th February 2018
Professional Development Day:     Friday 9th March 2018