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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 6 Class 13

Class Teacher -  Miss Edwards

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Jackson

                                     Mrs Harris

                                   

                                                                 

In Autumn Term 1 we will be studying Darwin's Delights. 

English

In English, we will be learning about Charles Darwin and writing a biography on his remarkable life. Also, we will imagine that we are Charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle and write diary entries about our travels and the nature and wildlife that we see, including a trip to the magnificent Galapagos Islands.

We will be looking at the features of newspaper reports and writing our own based on Charles Darwin and evolution.

 

Maths

This half term we will be looking at place value and recognising the value of each digit up to 10,000,000 including decimal numbers to three decimal places. The properties of 2D and 3D shapes, including illustrating and naming the parts of a circle, is another focus for this half term. Also, we will be working on our reasoning and problem solving skills; solving word problems based on the four rules of number.

 

Topic

Firstly, in our Geography and History lessons, we will research and learn all about the life of Charles Darwin, including plotting the route of HMS Beagle on a world map and identifying places that he visited.

During our Science lessons we will look at the theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. We will be conducting experiments to extract DNA from strawberries as well as looking at the classification of animals and plants. 

In our Art lessons, we will produce detailed sketches on a variety of wildlife as well as fossils and shells.

In Computing, we will create informative PowerPoints, using custom animation, on the life of Charles Darwin and create an electronic timeline on the voyage of HMS Beagle.

 

P.E/Games

Class 13 will be participating in the programme Wellbeing Through Sport run by Ed Start which is aimed at nurturing the positive mental health and wellbeing of pupils through physical activities; the programme helps develop pupil’s understanding of the core life skills needed to promote positive mental health. Covering areas such as empathy, conflict resolution, assertiveness and emotional awareness, pupils will not only be equipped with the life skills needed to strengthen their wellbeing, but also complete at least 30 minutes of physical activity at the same time.