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Our project for the autumn term is based on the question “What was special about the Sumerians?” and centres around a study of Mesopotamia, in particular the ancient city state of Sumer and the inventions the Sumerians created.  The project has a strong focus on history which will be enhanced by projects in art, computing and design and technology to help us to understand what everyday life was like. We will be exploring the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence and strengthening our understanding of chronology. 

 To get a headstart on your learning, click on the images below to find out more information about our new project.

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Knowledge Organiser for this project:

Autumn Term 1 Class Author- Ross Mackenzi 

 

Our class author this term is Ross Mackenzi a multi- award-winning author from Scotland. His highly-acclaimed fantasy novel The Nowhere Emporium won numerous accolades including the Blue Peter Book Award and the Scottish Children's. We will be reading this book every day in school and completing some work on it in guided reading.

 

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English

In English, we will be exploring narrative writing through a picture book called ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Ann Duffy. We will have a very strong focus on using a wide range of conjunctions to extend sentences in a variety of ways. We will also concentrate on the vocabulary we are using to ensure that sentences include appropriate and adventurous nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs and pronouns. Throughout all our writing tasks, the importance of editing and improving our work will be a key feature of our learning.

Maths

In maths, we will begin with a focus on place value before revising and extending our addition, subtraction and multiplication skills to include more complex decimals. In division we will be extending our skills to include long division. By Christmas, we will have developed our understanding of fractions to enable us to add, subtract, multiply and divide mixed numbers and improper fractions. There will be a strong emphasis on reasoning and problem solving through all maths work.

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Science

In science, we will be learning about how plants and animals are classified and undertaking a project on evolution and inheritance. Finding out about the work of the scientists Carl Linnaeus and Charles Darwin will help your child with these topics.

Science Knowledge Organiser:

Things to remember:

Important things to remember:

     PE 

  • PE lessons will be on a Tuesday andWednesday. Children need a full kit and a change of suitable footwear which they should keep in school every day.

    Homework

  • On Monday we will set a piece of English homework.
  • On Wednesday we will set a piece of maths homework.
  • In Year 6 we are keen to develop good habits for high school so homework is always due in the day after it is set. Year 6 children have special study and workbooks for homework tasks. Children are expected to look after these books and bring them to school every day. Work in these books should be completed in pencil or pen and should be neatly presented.

  • In addition to this homework, we are also expected to practise our reading and number skills daily. Just like in every other year group, we need to have our reading records  books signed every day.

Important dates:

Closing date for secondary school admissions – 31st October2022 at midnight

 

PGL Friday 23rd-25th September

 

Parent’s evenings- 30th November and 1st December

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