Welcome to Y6!
Staff: The class teachers this year are Miss Parker, Mrs Rimmer (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday am) and Mr Rimmer (Thursday and Friday)
Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Bell (Monday-Wednesday), Miss Torpey (Wednesday-Friday) and Mrs Riley.
PPA: Our PPA is on a Wednesday (LR/HR) and Friday (CP). During this time children will be taught by Mrs Torpey.
P.E: Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday.
Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. 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)
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. Please send any photos of your child's home learning to email@example.com.
Spring 1: Fantastic Beasts
This topic will develop the children’s skills as scientists and geographers. The children will be learning about Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution; seeing how humans and animals have evolved over millions of years. During their learning, they will also develop their geography skills with an in depth study of the Galapagos Islands by locating them on a map; studying the physical features of the islands and looking at how they were formed. The children will also scientifically evaluate how and why creatures have adapted to their habitats and what makes them suitable.
Books to enjoy at home!
Charles Darwin first visited the Galapagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by Award-winning author and artist Jason Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island born of fire, rising to greatness, its decline, and finally the emergence of life on new islands.
Evolution can be a difficult idea to wrap our brains around: it deals with random, unlikely events, combined with vast lengths of time too enormous to comprehend. But the evidence is all around us – in the fossils of long-dead creatures, and in our genes and the relationships between all living beings. Amazing Evolution shines a light on this incredible process, from the beginnings of life around 3.8 billion years ago, to the millions of different species alive today, including the moon-walking, talking apes with super-powerful brains – human beings!
For most of human history, people believed that everything in the world was created at once. But scientists started to challenge that idea and in 1859 Charles Darwin, a naturalist and biologist, wrote a famous book called On the Origin of Species that revolutionised the way that we have understood evolution ever since.
Now molecular biologist and illustrator Sabina Radeva has recreated Darwin's most famous work as a beautifully illustrated book. The stunning pictures bring the theory of evolution to life for young readers, and anyone who wants to learn about evolution.