Welcome to Panthers.
We are Year 6 and our teacher is Miss Holden.
This term our topic is Frozen Kingdom.
Within this topic, we will be locating and studying the differences between the Arctic and Antarctic, using Atlas' and other sources of information, including David Attenborough's documentary 'Frozen Planet', which we will be narrating ourselves in literacy. In doing so, we will be learning about some of the changes that are currently happening on our planet, and how we may be affecting this as a human race.
This will feed into our art and DT skills also, as we use plastic waste from packed lunches to build our own polar bear sculptures.
In addition to this, we will be looking at and considering some of the famous explorations carried out over the years. In computing, we will be coding our own rescue signals, as if we were planning our own explorations.
Our class book is The Dream Snatcher by Abi Elphinstone.
We were really lucky to receive this postcard from Abi Elphinstone herself.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays; this will consist of a list of spellings and a maths task on Studyzone. In addition to this, children are expected to read every night, or as often as possible, filling in their reading records as they go.
Panthers are also expected to keep up to date with their times tables (even if on white wrist band). They will be tested at random throughout the year.
Every term, a home learning activity sheet, related to our topic, is sent home. Children are expected to complete at least 2 or 3 activities from the list; or complete another activity of their choice - as long as it is related to our topic.
PE will be on Wednesday afternoons this term - please ensure your child has a full - named - PE kit in school on these days.