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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 6 Class 14

Class Teacher -  Miss Robinson

Trainee Teacher - Miss Edwards

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Royle

                                     Mrs Harris

                                     Mr Berry

                                     Mrs Fitton

                                   

                                                                    Autumn 2019

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

Literacy

In Literacy 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 10,000,00 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, 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 and investigating how a bird’s beak is adapted to eat different types of seeds.

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

During this half term we will be developing our skills in football before taking part in tournament games.