Year 6 October Holiday Homework
Next half term, we will be looking more in-depth at adaptation (how animals and plants change over time to survive in their environment) and transferring this into our English work. To start the term productively, we would like you to research an animal of your choice (this could be the same animal as you wrote about in Science last week) to find out about its appearance, habitat, offspring, diet, adaptations, status (under threat/endangered), and any other interesting facts. Present this information as a fact web and be prepared to share it with the class.
This is also a reading journal activity – so don’t forget to date it in your journal!
Welcome back to Year 6.
We hope that everyone had a relaxing holiday and are back ready for the challenges of year 6. We were really pleased to see all the amazing homework that was done over the summer holidays. Below are some images of the homework displayed in classrooms.
Our curriculum this term is based around the text Kenzuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We are already one chapter in and hooked! In English we will be focusing most of our reading and writing around the book. In Geography we are looking at maps and how to locate and navigate, while in Computing we will be adding to this and looking at electronic navigation apps and GPS. In Science, we are focusing on classifying and adaptations of animals and how they have evolved to live in different places around the world. During maths lessons we are focusing on number and place value with numbers up to tens of millions. During Art we will be looking at fossils and how we sketch them to record and create patterns.
PE days :
There may be extra PE session on some Tuesday afternoons – the teachers will inform the children the week before their slot.
We are focusing a lot on reading in year 6 and would appreciate it if you could support your children in reading for pleasure and completing the reading journal activities on a regular basis.
Homework will be sent home every week and must be completed and returned on time. We are preparing the children for high school and the pressures they will face there regarding school and homework.
Thank you for all you support and we look forward to sharing our learning with you throughout the year.
The Year 6 teachers.
Mrs Uppal, Mrs Scott and Mrs Smith.