Welcome to Year 6
Class teacher: Mrs Ibbotson
In the autumn term, our topic was all about mining. We went on a very exciting trip to the National Mining Museum in Wakefield where we enjoyed going down in to the pit and experiencing what it was actually like for a miner- we even got to dig up coal. We saw the hard working pit ponies and learnt about the different extraction techniques. In lessons, we located mines across the country, investigated the dangers of working in a mine and actually wrote a diary as if we were a miner. As well as the trip, we were very lucky to have an exciting visit from some miners who brought artefacts and answered all of our questions.
Currently, in the spring term our topic is the rainforest. We are enjoying learning about the layers of the rainforest and the animals which live there. We have produced some fantastic fact files about these animals. We have use atlases and maps to locate the rainforests around the world and learnt about the climate. We are investigating deforestation and are planning to write letters to persuade people to stop chopping down the trees.
Please find below important information. The long term plan will inform you about what your child will be covering over the year and the spring forecast will give you more information about what we are leaning about in the spring term. The home learning document will tell you about the homework children are expected to do throughout the term. May we thank all parents for their continued support with this- the work is looking fantastic! Don't forget spellings are given out on a Monday and expected to be learnt by the following Monday and the maths homework is given out on a Friday and to be handed in the following Thursday.