Ready, Steady, Go! Year 6 are kicking off the new year in a sporty mood as we tackle our first topic – Ultimate Sports! As a hook to engage us into the learning, we will experience some rarer sports which are likely to be unknown to us at the moment…
During our Literacy sessions, we will develop our poetry skills by exploring ‘The Dreadful Menace’, a poem most renown for its use in advertising The Winter Olympics. This unit provides the perfect opportunity for us to channel our inner John Motson – as we observe, copy and demonstrate the skills of sporting commentary writing and speaking.
What do favelas, Christ The Redeemer statue, the Maracana Stadium and The Amazon Rainforest have in common? That’s right, they are in Brazil…but more specifically, they are ways of using land in the great South American country. Our Geography sessions will see us comparing the various land uses of the Brazilian landscape to expand our understanding of human and physical features.
Becoming responsible cyber citizens will be the focus of our ICT learning in the first few weeks. With the increased amount of social media opportunities, we will need to ensure that we know how to keep ourselves safe in the online world.
Sculpture will be the medium for our Art learning which will be inspired by Alberto Giacometti. The unfamiliar sports which we experienced at the start of the topic will provide the stimulus for us as we design trophies ready to be awarded at our very own sports extravaganza at the end of the topic!
We are very lucky to be able to access Hampshire Music Service’s expert teachers who will be teaching us how to play the keyboard on Monday afternoons! This is the third time that we will have worked with expert teachers since we started Red Barn. Our PE sessions will be on Tuesday and Thursdays and we will need to arrive in our PE kit on those days.
Our French topic will focus on sporting vocabulary as well and it makes perfect sense for our Science sessions to include learning about the heart and the lungs during this physical topic!
All of this will be in addition to our daily Guided Reading and Numeracy sessions as well as our regular Spellings sessions. And just to make sure it is a jam-packed start to the year, we will be completing our Bikeability sessions soon as well!
Home learning will be set on a Monday and will need to be completed by the following Monday please.
What a lot of learning to fit in before the final whistle blows on this topic!
The Year 6 team
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