Welcome to Kites!
Class teachers Mrs N Breslaw and Miss H Cole
Assisted by Mrs K Thomas, Ms E Poole, Mrs L Taylor
Our topic this term is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life! (The Human Body)’. We will be learning about the organs in the body, the skeleton, the respiratory system, how it works and the effects of smoking. We will also learn about the circulatory system and the digestive system. We will be looking at diet and exercise and also the changes that are happening to the children’s own bodies. This exciting topic allows us to link our work across many subjects, providing a rich and engaging curriculum. We will be using the book ‘Pig Heart Boy’ by Malorie Blackman to support our English, Science and Topic work.
In English, to inform the writing, the children will be following the main character from Pig Heart Boy, a young boy who needs a heart transplant, when a pioneering doctor approaches his family with a startling proposal. The children will use this text to write and edit diary entries, balanced arguments and journalistic reports. Furthermore, they will research, plan and write information texts about the circulatory system.
Maths this term sees a focus on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. We will build on prior learning, embedding concepts and will continue to develop the children’s problem and reasoning skills.
Year 6 is an exciting year: we still have a lot of hard work to do but we will continue to have fun and make many memories along the way!