Welcome to Kites!
Class teacher: Mrs N Breslaw
Assisted by Mrs K Thomas and Mrs J White
Welcome to Spring Term in Kites
Our topic this term is ‘Exploration and Discovery’ where we will be joining Ernest Shackleton on his epic expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other! This exciting topic allows us to link our work across many subjects, providing a rich and engaging curriculum. We will be using the book ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ by William Grill to support our English, science, history and geography work.
In English, to inform their writing, the children will be following the expedition through the eyes of an individual crew member. They will identify the literacy devices of persuasive writing and write a letter, convincing Ernest Shackleton to select them from the thousands of applicants that applied. Furthermore, we will plan, write and edit journalistic reports and biographies and create poetry using onomatopoeia and personification.
Maths this term sees a focus on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages. We will build on prior learning, embedding concepts and 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!