Lots of exciting things planned for this half term…
In English, we will be writing an information text about our home town of Barnsley. All the knowledge required for this piece of writing will be gained through curriculum and reading lessons, which are focused on the history and geography of Barnsley. We will also be creating some narrative pieces using the personification of innate objects (such as footballs.) We will be revising the SPAG curriculum in preparation for our Summer SATS.
In maths, we are learning to calculate the area of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms. We will be calculating the area of ‘L’ shaped rooms as well as finding complex perimeters. Additionally, we will be calculating the volume of various cuboids.
In addition to ongoing curriculum coverage, the children will be participating in Y6 Booster classes focusing on ‘English’, ‘Mathematics’ and ‘SPAG.’
Curriculum is focused on answering our overarching question: How has the landscape changed in Barnsley over the last 100 years? Each week will focus on answering sub-questions to support our learning journey:
1. Where is Barnsley?
2. What are the geographical features of Barnsley?
3. What did Carlton look like 100 years ago?
4. What does Carlton look like now?
5. How did the physical features of Barnsley support mining?
If you or anyone you know has any knowledge and/or experience of mining in the Barnsley area, please get in touch with Miss Rutter (class teacher).
Similarly to curriculum, our exciting science topic this term is focused on answering the overarching question: How did we become who we are today? We will develop knowledge and understanding of adaptation, evolution and inheritance, as well as performing a scientific experiment.
Every Tuesday, in IT (Internet Technology), we are developing our understanding of coding. Pupils are able to put their coding skills into practise using PurpleMash.
In PE (Physical Education), we are lucky enough to be furthering our skills in dodgeball with Mr Walters on a Thursday morning and gymnastics with Mrs Arnold on Friday afternoon. Remember to bring your PE kits and have your hair tied up, so that you are ready and raring to go.