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Hambleton (YR 6)

Welcome to Hambleton Class -  'Hambleton Heroes'

Welcome back to a thoroughly fun packed Autumn Term in Year 6. We have SO many wonderful things planned for the coming months and we cannot wait to get started.

This year, Year 6 or Hambleton Heroes as we would like to be known, are lucky enough to have two teachers. They will be taught at the beginning of the week by Mrs Jesson and then Mrs Johnson will take over and complete the learning for the week. Both teachers get time together on a Wednesday to discuss the children, the learning and other important Hambleton business. We will also have the support of Mrs Chapman, Miss Cummings and Mrs Jardine over the course of the week.

Our theme for the next two terms will be CRIME and PUNISHMENT. We will be investigating and finding out all about crime and punishment through the ages. We will discover the type of crimes that existed but also how people were punished including all the ‘gory’ bits!  In term 2, we will begin to think about crime today and complete some comparisons. We will research British Laws and discover how laws are made and changed. We will find out about prisons today, famous prisons in history and find out what happens during an actual trial.

As writers we will learn how to create atmosphere and suspense when writing a crime story. We will study the romantic ballad poem ‘The Highwayman’ then write a character description of the title character and compose an alternative ending to the poem.  We will receive new evidence in the case of ‘The 3 little Pigs’ and write a newspaper report informing readers about the ‘Wolf’s innocence.  We will develop the skill of writing to discuss and produce a balanced argument as whether the government should pass a new law banning screens for children eleven years and younger. We will be studying an incredible text which the children will really enjoy and we will be making more time throughout the school day for the children to listen to a story.  This will be ‘The Executioner’s Daughter’ which will fit perfectly with our theme.

As mathematicians we will be developing our place value knowledge, revisiting and improving calculation skills using all four operations. We will also tackle fractions. We will be adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using fractions. Reasoning and problem-solving skills will continue to be developed during all our learning in Hambleton.

In Science, the children will find out all about the circulatory system in the human body. They will find out the names and functions of the parts of the circulatory system. In the second part of the term, we will be looking at electricity. We will build and test circuits and create diagrams using the correct symbols. The children will have the opportunity to plan, fair test and explore their own investigations.

In RE we will focus on Islam and learn about ‘What it means for a Muslim to follow God?’ The children will have the opportunity to explore some ways in which Muslims express their faith, compare different traditions and focus on how beliefs impact on a Muslim’s way of life.

Finally, a quick reminder that PE will take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday and that children will be outside, weather permitting. Tracksuit/jogging bottoms are a good idea to have in the PE bag as the weather becomes colder and more Autumnal – one minute beautiful blue sunny skies the next freezing wind!

There will be lots of other exciting learning opportunities this term for your children and as always we greatly appreciate your help and support.

Mrs Jesson, Mrs Johnson and the Hambleton Team

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