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Year 6

Welcome to Y6!

General Information

 

Staff: 

Teachers: Miss Parker and Miss Whitehead 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bell (Monday- Wednesday), Miss Torpey (Wednesday-Friday) and Miss Myers.

 

PPA: 

Our PPA is on a Friday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who will deliver Computing and Mrs Hill who will deliver Music.

 

P.E: 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain.

 

Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie.

 

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

 

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk or share them with the year group's Twitter page. 

 

Topics covered:

Autumn 2- Fantastic Beasts

Year 6 will be learning all about the beautiful Galapagos Islands this half term. We will accompany Charles Darwin on his famous journey around these islands and find out about evolution and adaptation along the way. Over the next few weeks, we are really going to develop as scientists, and will travel back in time to examine fossils to find out what animals and humans looked like millions of years ago. We are also going to learn about famous artists and imitate their style to create vivid and colourful drawings of some animals that are found in the Galapagos Islands.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Autumn 2

 

The Last Wild: Book 1 (The Last Wild Trilogy) by Piers Torday

This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this:
1. There is a flock of excited pigeons in his bedroom.
2. They are talking to him.
3. His life will never be quite the same again...

Kester lives in a land in quarantine. A deadly virus has killed all the animals except pests and it's expected to be equally dangerous to humans. But when Kester realises he can talk to the pests, he finds they have great hope invested in him.

 

Pax Paperback by Sara Pennypacker 

Pax was only a kit when his family was killed and he was rescued by ‘his boy’, Peter. Now the country is at war and when his father enlists, Peter has no choice but to move in with his grandfather. Far worse than leaving home is the fact that he has to leave Pax behind. But before Peter spends even one night under his grandfather’s roof he sneaks out into the night, determined to find his beloved friend. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their journeys back to each other as war rampages throughout the country.

 

 

Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo 

For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them – things like the death of Will's father.

And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.

With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he's not completely alone…

He's got Oona.

 

The Variety of Life by Nicola Davies 

A glorious celebration of diversity within the Animal Kingdom by non-fiction specialist Nicola Davies, illustrated by rising star Lorna Scobie.

There is something to delight on every page with fascinating facts about mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. This exquisite book will encourage children to treasure the world's biodiversity and help to stop it slipping away.

 

Book of Bones: 10 Record-Breaking Animals by Gabrielle Balkan 

Ten record-breaking animal bones are introduced through a series of superlatives set up as a guessing game with clues. Readers examine animals' skeletons and guess to whom they belong; the answers are revealed in vibrant, full-colour scenic habitats, with easily understood ― and humorous ― explanations. This entertaining introduction to the connection between animal bones (anatomy) and behaviour is playful, relatable, and includes touch-and-feel finishes that bring the bones to life!

 

Disappearing Acts: A Search-and-Find Book of Endangered Animals by Isabella Bunnell 

Disappearing Acts is a beautifully illustrated search-and-find book. Each page features a densely detailed landscape; rainforest, mountains, coral reef, freshwater, etc. Within these landscapes are hiding threatened species ranging from the numbat to the snow leopard, and children are invited to search the picture to find each one. Alongside each illustration run descriptions of the animals, their numbers, their habitats and why they are endangered. At the back of the book, a glossary of animals breaks down the details of each species and why it is endangered. A delightful way to learn about our beautiful planet and the rich bio-diversity that inhabits it.

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