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Stephanie Roberts
info@nightingale-maritime.org

Welcome to Year 6!

Meet the Staff:

Class Teacher: Mr. Michael Gardner

Teaching Assistant: Mr. Chris Purchase

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English

We are going to be reading the story of Ernest Shackleton’s misadventure to the South Pole this term, and will be writing:

  • Diary entries as a stranded crew member
  • David Attenborough style documentary narratives for a polar wildlife scene
  • A persuasive speech

We will be practising our use of: varied sentence structures, suitable word choices for the genre and use of punctuation to create suspense.

Maths

Our main focus for the term will beon percentages and how they relate to decimals and fractions. Specifically, we will explore methods (mental and written) for:

  • Finding a percentage of an amount
  • Calculating percentage change
  • Converting fractions, decimals and %

We will also be continuing to cover other areas of reasoning, data handling and geometry.

Science

Our science focus is ‘Evolution and Adaptation’ and we will be investigating:

  • How species have evolved to survive in different environments
  • Why DNA is so important in passing on genetic characteristics
  • How offspring are similar to their parents and relatives

Computing

Mr Wicks will be teaching the class Computing every Wednesday afternoon. This term the class will learn how to created interactive virtual rality tours and use these skills to design a VR your of Shackleton's expedition. It will link to their written work, research projects and videos.

Ways you can support your child at home

Every child should be reading a minimum of 20 minute a day and this can include Reading Live online
Spellings practise daily
IXL for maths and English (guidance on weekly homework sheets)

Timetable

Key dates for the weekly timetable include:
Spelling test every Tuesday
Computing on Wednesdays
Spanish on Wednesdays
PE on Friday afternoons - this term we are doing fitness training

Other

In geography, we will be learning about Antarctica and mapping Shackleton’s journey using coordinates, compasses and maps.

In history, we will explore the era of adventure and exploration including the ‘Race to the Poles’.


Watch our Tempest monologues (from Autumn Term) here.