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Autumn 2 IPC PROJECT: Out Of Africa Evolution and inheritance

The Big Idea

First there was the big bang! Then life began on Earth 3.8 billion years ago. But when did humans arrive and where did we come from? If we can find out the answer to these questions perhaps we can figure out where we are heading in the future…

  • IN SCIENCE:
    • We will know:

    • How life began in the sea
    • How fossils provide information about living things from the past
    • Why the dinosaurs died out
    • How plants and animals reproduce
    • How living things evolve and change over time
    • How plants and animals are adapted to their environment
    • We will be developing our understanding of:

    •  Whether there might be life on other planets
    • The classification of plants and animals
  • IN TECHNOLOGY:

    We will know:

    •  What foods early humans ate, grew and cooked
  • IN INTERNATIONAL:

    We will be developing our understanding of:

    •  How superbugs evolve and spread around the world
  • IN Maths And English :

    Maths:

    We will know

    • How to solve long division using a grid
    • How to draw a pie chart

    How to convert between fractions, percentages 

    English:

    We will be developing our descriptive writing skills by creating our own fictional short story. We will be applying our knowledge of grammar, punctuation and spelling to help us.                                                       

  • Important dates:
    • Wednesday 29th November : Trip to the Natural History Museum
    • Monday 4th  - Thursday 7th  December: End of Autumn Term Tests (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 8th December: GDF Christmas Fair
    • Monday 11th -  Thursday 14th  December: Teacher Assessments  (Years 1-6)
    • Friday 15th December: Clubs end  for Autumn 2
    • Monday 18th December: KS2 Christmas Show Dress Rehearsal – NO PARENTS
    • Tuesday 19th December: KS2 Christmas Show for Parents 2.00 – 2.30pm
    • Wednesday 20th December: End of Autumn term and start of Christmas Break SCHOOL CLOSES AT 2.00pm today.
    • Wednesday 3rd  January: Beginning of Spring term - all children start back today. 

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Monday Monday
Spelling Book Friday Friday
Reading Passport Ongoing

Remember:

  • The Learning Zone is open Mon-Thur mornings 8-8.45a.m. and you can use the Library on Wednesdays after school. Be resilient Robin, be Alex Aim High, we love our learning and practise helps us with our progression.
  • To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings

Email the Year 6 teaching team if in doubt, stuck or worried about anything - email addresses at the bottom of this page.

Things to remember

P.E is on Mondays & Fridays

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining.

Messages from the Staff

If you would like to contact any of the Year 6 Team about school work, homework or anything concerning school then you may email them (during school hours) at:

Miss Farmer - lfarmer7.313@lgflmail.org

Miss Everett - severett5.313@lgflmail.org

Mr Baines - cbaines.313@lgflmail.org

Mrs Uddin - juddin6.313@lgflmail.org

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