Innovators Class - Year 6
Welcome to Innovator's Class
We are a class of 25, Year 6 children.
Spring Term Learning
Term 3 and 4
Our learning context for term 3 and 4 is entitled ‘Where can chocolate come from?’ This is a Geography and History topic. In term 3 we will be focusing on South America. We will learn about the countries, culture and geography of this fascinating continent. We will learn about the climate, the geographical features, the trade and the people of South America before comparing how life in South America is different to ours in the UK.
In term 4, the children will learn who the ancient Maya people were and where and when they lived. We will learn about the religious beliefs and rituals of the ancient Maya people. We will also learn about the Maya number system and read and write Maya numbers solving number problems. After learning about the Maya writing system, we will practise writing words using logograms and syllabograms in the hieroglyphic style of the ancient Maya people. The children will learn about the work of the explorers John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood and have the opportunity to analyse historical pictures of the cities they discovered. They will also learn about and make the types of food eaten by the ancient Maya people and they will find out about the significance of corn and chocolate, arguing which was most important in a class debate.
A note from Mrs Baxter
Year 5/6 spellings
Home Learning - Friday 27th March
Maths - Just like yesterday, I have set you 5 tasks on Mathletics and 2 tasks on Purple Mash. They are all on measure. Enjoy!
Literacy - As well as reading for at least 20 minutes and practising 2 words from the Year 5/6 spelling list, I will set a reading comprehension on Monday and Tuesday, a SPAG activity on Wednesday and Thursday and a creative write on a Friday. Today's Creative Write - Read through the class fantasy story outline. (attached below) Then use these prompts to write your own short story based around this fantasy outline.
Foundation subjects - Maya topic - Corn v's chocolate. (see attached sheet below)
Creative write and Maya Topic
General activities to dip into.
Kitchen Science experiments
Daily PE Lesson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8
Joe Wicks, more commonly known as the body coach, will be running a daily live PE lesson on his Youtube channel every weekday morning between 9 - 9.30 am. What a great way to kick start your mornings!
Learn to touch type! http://www.typingclub.com/sportal/program-3.game
A programme to help children learn to touch type.
English: Picture Book Maker https://www.culturestreet.org.uk/activities/picturebookmaker/index.php?id=3
Create your own picture books with the help of this online tool. You choose the setting, the characters and write the story. Share your finished picture book in Culture Street’s online gallery.
Art: Tate Paint https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/tate-paint
Create your own masterpiece – be creative on your own or let the Tate inspire you with different themes like the weather or food.
Computing: Scratch https://scratch.mit.edu/
Great site for children to practise coding and programming skills
We thoroughly enjoyed our African Dance workshop.
We took part in an electricity workshop run by SSEN
We performed our crime and punishment showcase to our family and friends.
The Christmas Tableau in church
South America showcase
Important dates for your diary - Term 3 and Term 4
Wednesday 12th February - Showcase - 2.30 pm