Miss Galvin (Team Leader)
Year 6 Autumn Term Newsletter
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For our topic this term we will be studying South America and the Amazon Rainforest. The children will be researching South America’s traditions; they will study the human geographical features (types of settlement and land use) and physical features (rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes). They will be using maps to locate the different countries and cities within the continent and describe features studied, thinking about the position and significance of the Equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn on climate zones. South America is a fascinating continent with a long and exciting history and we hope the children will enjoy learning about it.
In our Guided Reading sessions we are currently focusing on our inference and deduction skills, by looking for clues in the text. There are lots of interesting and exciting books for Year Sixes to read and we encourage them to read as much as they can across a range of genres. We really enjoy hearing children talk about the books they have read and hope to encourage this enjoyment for reading.
This term year 6 are going to delve into the world of story-telling by looking at how to create exciting characters, develop plots and create an atmosphere in our writing to engage the reader. We will explore other genres of writing, such as letter and diary writing, and look at how they can also be used to tell a story..We will be learning how to improve and edit our writing to ensure it has a variety of complex and compound sentences, as well as some exciting conjunctions, punctuation and vocabulary.
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In Maths we are recapping and revising our knowledge of place value. We will be using this to help us multiply and divide numbers up to three decimal places by 10/100/1000. We will also be ensuring we have a good understanding of written methods for addition and subtraction as well as recalling our times tables quickly. All of these skills will be put into practice when solving real life problems.