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Year 6 - Polar Bear Class

Welcome to Polar Bear Class, our teacher is Miss Kleebaum.

Term 6

P.E this term is on Thursday. We will be learning rounders

This term our topic is What floats your boat? We will be looking into the infamous story of the Titanic as well as attempting to use our DT skills to build our own little wooden boat.

We are practising for our performance: Matilda. We are excited for parents to come and see us.

The week of 13th of June is Year 6 Enrichment week, where we have a lot of exciting activities planned including a sleepover in school!

Term 5

P.E this term is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will be learning Tennis and Athletics. Both lessons are outdoors, so please bring the correct clothing.

This term our topic is National Parks! National Parks are an extremely significant element of both the physical and human geography of the United Kingdom. They cover over 7 per cent of the land area and include some of the United Kingdom’s most scenic and wild places. To begin our topic, we will be using different materials to create a scale model of a national park.

Our reading book this term is: Here in the Real World  by Sara Pennypacker. This is a story about a little boy named Ware. On the cover it asks: What does it take to be a hero?

 

Term 4

P.E this term is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We will be learning Badminton and Keeping fit. Both of these lessons will be indoors, so please bring in the correct clothing.

This term our topic is: The Trojan Horse! We will be learning about this period in history through various subjects, even attempting to build our own scale model of the horse to fit inside 10 toy soldiers. This topic will be building upon their knowledge from last year and in particular looking at the evidence to decided whether this story is a myth or the truth.

Our reading book this term is: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. I am very excited to read this magical story with the children.

The Wizard of Oz: Amazon.co.uk: Baum, L. Frank, Sardà Portabella, Júlia:  9781408359549: Books

21.02.22

We made our own scale model Trojan horses out of cardboard. We then had to try and fit in toy soldiers.

Term 3

 

P.E this term is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be learning hockey and gymnastics! As the weather is becoming colder I do suggest layers for P.E clothes!

This term our topic is: Monstrous Mountains! We will be learning about this through our different subjects, even having somebody in who has climbed a mountain! Mountains are amazing and the skill required to climb them incredible! We will be taking a closer look at the largest mountain in the world: Everest! Did you know that Everest grows by approximately 2 cm every year!!!

Our reading book this term is still: The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson. As I predicted, the children are loving this book! They can't help but to wonder who Yanka's parents are and is she fully turning into a bear?

24.01.22

We had such a lovely visit today from an actual mountain climber! Hari, who is a double leg amputee, came in to share his story and experiences in climbing mountains! He was such an inspiration to the children. After his visit the children made spider diagrams in their book about what they had heard! They found out that growing up in Nepal and learning about the incredible climb of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay is what inspired him to climb mountains!

Term 2

P.E this term is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We will be learning boxing and rugby! As the weather is becoming colder I do suggest layers for P.E clothes!

This term our topic is: Raging Rivers! We will be learning about this through our different subjects, even taking a trip to the local river to do some testing! Rivers provide many uses for our everyday life but can become hazardous when they flood. We will be look specifically at the river in Bangladesh and the problems it causes when it floods.

Our reading book this term is: The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson. I love this book! It is such an interesting story that I am sure the children are going to enjoy!

12.11.21

We had a lovely time on our river trip where we did some geography field work! Unfortunately, we were unable to spot the Canterbury Creature under the West Gate Tower bridge.

Term 1

Welcome to the new Polar Bears for 2021-2022! We have a very exciting year ahead of us!

P.E this term in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be learning about cricket and netball- both outside, so please make sure you bring appropriate clothing to change into on these days.

This term our topic is : The Battle of Britain. We will be learning about this through different subjects in the curriculum including in DT where we will be designing and making our own waistcoats! I encourage the children to interview family members who may have experienced life during these times and share what they have learnt with us! 

For reading, we will be using the book: Goodnight Mister Tom. This is a lovely book and I am sure the children will love the story.

I will be regularly updating our class dojo story. I will use the story to show the learning we have completed in class and share the success of the children!

19.10.21

An amazing end to our topic. Flight Officer Abrahams came in to talk to the children about his experience as a Lancaster bomber pilot for the R.A.F during World War 2. The children prepared excellent questions to interview him and enjoyed hearing his stories!

 

30.09.21

Last week, for Oracy week, the whole school studied explorers. To connect with our WW2 topic, Year 6 looked at Marie Tharp. She explored the ocean floor and discovered the concept of continental drift. We wrote poems about her and drew pictures to create this marvellous display.

 

The Term 6 document below provides an overview of the planning. 

Teachers can be contacted via Class Dojo if you have any questions or queries regarding the home learning. 

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If you are unsure of any log in details please contact the teacher through Class Dojo or email office@pilgrims-way.kent.sch.uk