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Year 6 2017 - 2018

Mr Manning

Mrs Edwards

Welcome to Elton Year 6.

My name is Mr Manning and I'm the Year 6 teacher for this year. I will be supported throughout the year by Mrs Edwards - one of our super HLTAs.

This year we will start our literacy work off with a half term long project based around the lives of Jacques Cousteau and Neil Armstrong. We will use the book 'Manfish' as the main text to explore Jacques Cousteau’s life and ‘One Giant Step’ when looking at Neil Armstrong’s. We will then create biographies of other people and also undertake some autobiographical writing. The year will see us focus a lot on grammar skills so we can tell our subordinate clauses from our expanded noun phrases; and our fronted adverbials from our relative clauses!

In numeracy we will continue to build on our formal written methods of calculations for all operations. We will multiply, divide, add and subtract fractions; find percentages of amounts; delve in to the world of algebra; and explore why 2 + 4 x 3 = 14 and not 9! Our lessons will see a much greater focus on problem solving and reasoning skills as we begin to use the White Rose Maths Hub ideas more within lessons.

Our main topic for the term will be the Mayan Civilisation - looking at what they left behind for us and in particular how accurate they were in their observations of the Earth, Sun and Moon. We will explore how their civilisation was organised, what daily life was like and then ponder on what actually happened to bring the end to the civilisation.

PE lessons will be taught on Wednesday and a Friday by Miss Preugschat - so remember those PE kits.

Mrs Edwards will teach the class for an hour on a Monday afternoon and a Wednesday afternoon - when she will cover subjects such as Music, RE, P4C and French. She will also teach the humanities topic on a Thursday afternoon.

Monday will remain our key slot for the ICT suite (although iPads will be used throughout the week) and e-safety and coding will be our first areas to explore. Remember we teach coding through Scratch which is a free download so there's nothing stopping you from doing some extra programming in your own time.

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