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 ‘Exploration and Discovery’ where we will be joining Ernest Shackleton on his epic expedition crossing the Antarctic! 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 create a personal statement, convincing Ernest Shackleton to select them from the thousands of applicants that applied. Furthermore, we will plan, write and edit poetry using onomatopoeia and personification, write diary entries and journalistic reports.
Maths this term sees a focus on Number and Place Value, Partitioning and Calculating. 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 have a lot of hard work to do, but also lots of fun to be had and many memories to be made.