Ribble Drive Community Primary School

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Year 6

Hello and welcome to the Year 6 class page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 6 this half term. 


To kick the year off, we will be focussing our learning on 'The Barnabus Project' by the Fan Brothers. This is a fantastic story about Barnabus - a pet who is half mouse and half elephant. He is kept in a secret lab under a 'Perfect Pet' shop. Sadly, for Barnabus, he isn't a perfect pet, so he spends his days inside a bell jar. He dreams that one day he can see the outside world, which he has been told about so many times by his cockroach friend, Pip. 


In our reading lessons, we will be studying the book, 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' by Louis Sachar. Throughout this story, the children will be challenged on their vocabulary, they will summarise and predict from what they have read and they will answer SATs style questions to improve their understanding.  


In Maths, we are focussing our learning on Place Value. The children will be using their skills to compare and analyse numbers up to 10,000,000.


In Geography, we will be exploring rivers and how they are created. We will even go and observe our local river at Springwater Park. In Science, we will be focussing our learning on 'Animals including Humans'. By the end of the half term, the children will understand more about pulse rates, healthy living and the circulatory system. This should support them in their PE lessons where they will be learning how to play basketball and rugby.


As always, Mr Martin will be in school on Friday mornings to support us with our music lessons and Miss Brooks will be using Loom to teach us animation in our Technola sessions. 


With an exciting half term ahead, please come and visit this page to see our learning journey.


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