Camel Class (Year 6)
Miss Moore and
Mrs Goodwin
Welcome to the Camel Class Year 6 page. Our class consists of 26 wonderful, bright and inquisitive children, who are eager to accept an irresistible inviation to learning. Here, you can find at updated version of your child's school curriculum and areas of learning.
If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact me either before or after school. We are also using class Dojo to communicate with parents and share some of the amazing work the children are crafting; I know the children are really proud and excited about sharing their work with you.
Find below some information about spellings, our broad and balanced curriculum and some helpful guidance.
Warmest regards,
Miss Moore

Areas of Learning

Maths: decimals, percentages, angle, shape, measures

English:  plot variation, comprehension

RE: Christianity -Incarnation

Science: Life on Earth: Evolution

Computing: Research

MFL: French

Topic : Japan

PE: rugby and fitness training

Reading, Spellings and Homework

Reading:  every night if possible (minimum 3 times a week)

Spellings: each week, test on a Friday

Maths: one task per week

English: one task per week

PE (Indoor: Indoor Athletics/Outdoor: Hockey)

PE kits (yellow/white tops and green shorts) should be in school all week. Tracksuits and tops of any colour are acceptable for cold weather PE too.  P.E lessons are on a Tuesday for Class Fowey (outdoor) and on a Tuesday for Class Camel (outdoor) and the indoor session is on a Friday for both classes.

The spellings for each week will consist of 18 words: 6 for each level (bronze, silver and gold). The children need to pick a level in which to aim for that week; this will help to encourage indpedendent learning. The children need to get all 6 spellings correct in each level in order to obtain a bronze, silver or gold award for the week. The help sheet is attached in order to provide helpful guidance when practising spellings at home.
This year, in preparation for next year, there will be a small piece of Maths and English homework to complete each night. All children should aim to have a go as the maths will focus on the basic skills of adding, subtracting, multiplication and division with an optional extension. Children should aim to accomplish as much as they can; if there are any problems that arise, do not hesitate to contact me via Dojo or with a comment in their homework book.
A useful website to copy into your browser - it is full of wonderful songs to help your children will grammar.
Would I live in Japan? Japan and Natural Disasters
Have you ever wondered about living in one of the most culturally diverse places on the earth? We will be helping you answer this question and many more during our upcoming topic studying Japan and Natural Disasters. We will be beginning by immersing you in the Topic and allowing you to try and experience some key parts of Japanese culture. After we have given you the spark for knowledge, you will begin your research by posing some key questions such as: what is the physical geography of Japan? Our key focus for this topic is to explore the both physical and human geography of Japan in order to gain more perspective on Natural Disasters and why they occur. Along the way, we will study key artist Hokusai (the artist responsible for creating the wave print) and we will even be making our own. With our English, we will read Kensuke's Kingdom. We will learn our story (focussing on plot variation this term) and endeavour to find out the secrets of Kensuke and his Island. We will do all this to enable us to answer the question: Would I live here?
Science: Life on Earth
In this topic we will explore key ideas once proposed by the creator of Evolutionary theory: Charles Darwin. He first proposed that all living things are adapted for survival due to 'Survival of the Fittest' and 'Natural Selection'. We will explore these key ideas by posing questions of our own. By working scientifically, we will begin to understand why specific animals/plants have different adaptations in order to survive.