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Our project for the autumn term is based on the question “What was special about the Sumerians?” and centres around a study of Mesopotamia, in particular the ancient city state of Sumer and the inventions the Sumerians created.  The project has a strong focus on history which will be enhanced by projects in art, computing and design and technology to help us to understand what everyday life was like. We will be exploring the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence and strengthening our understanding of chronology.

 To get a headstart on your learning, click on the images below to find out more information about our new project.

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Knowledge Organiser for this project:

Autumn Term Class Author

Ross MacKenzie

Ross MacKenzie is the author of The Nowhere Emporium, winner of the Blue Peter Award and the Scottish Children's Book Award. He lives in Renfrew, where he grew up, with his wife and two daughters, but spends much of his time in another world.

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English

In English, we will be writing an alternative ending as part of our focus on narrative writing. We will use the book, 'The Lost Happy Endings' as a focus. We will be looking at all the features for this story type and uing dialogue effectively. We will have a very strong focus on sentence structures as well as spelling and grammar. Throughout all our writing tasks, the importance of editing and improving our work will remain a key feature of our learning. 

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Maths

In maths, we will begin with a focus on place value before revising and extending our addition, subtraction and multiplication skills to include more complex decimals. In division we will be extending our skills to include long division. By Christmas, we will have developed our understanding of fractions to enable us to add, subtract, multiply and divide mixed numbers and improper fractions. There will be a strong emphasis on reasoning and problem solving through all maths work.

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Science

In science, we will be learning about how plants and animals are classified and undertaking a project on evolution and inheritance. Finding out about the work of the scientists Carl Linnaeus and Charles Darwin will help your child with these topics.

Things to remember:

Important things to remember:

     PE 

  • PE lessons will be on a Tuesday andWednesday. Children need a full kit and a change of suitable footwear which they should keep in school every day.

    Homework

  • On Monday we will set a piece of English homework.
  • On Wednesday we will set a piece of maths homework.
  • In Year 6 we are keen to develop good habits for high school so homework is always due in the day after it is set. Year 6 children have special study and workbooks for homework tasks. Children are expected to look after these books and bring them to school every day. Work in these books should be completed in pencil or pen and should be neatly presented.

  • In addition to this homework, we are also expected to practise our reading and number skills daily. Just like in every other year group, we need to have our reading records  books signed every day.

Important dates:

  • Closing date for secondary school admissions – 1st November 2021 at midnight
  • Parent’ evenings- 30th November and 1st November 2021
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