Our project this term is all about looking at how we can be creative and imaginative inventors. As researchers, the children will discover what amazing inventions have changed our world as well as what inventions we might need in the future. As mathematicians, they will gather and analyse organise and interrogate data and calculate the cost of materials.
As designers, they will come up with their own ideas for a life-changing invention. As scientists, the children will be looking at Darwin’s theory of evolution and the importance of DNA. As readers and writers, they will be fictional stories based on the story the ‘The Wild Robot’. As historians, they will understand the timeline of the main developments since the invention of the World Wide Web as well as learn about the great creative minds and internet entrepreneurs who have contributed to the biggest innovations.
There will be lots of interesting opportunities to develop children’s computing skills within this project. For example, creating a short animation, using sketch-up software to create 3D models and designing their very own app!
Children also have 4 pieces of project homework to complete. We love to see what the children produce! Children must complete all pieces- they have until the end of term to complete all four.
- Have a go at being an inventor and design your own useful machine.
- Create an A-Z list of inventors and their inventions.
- Create a colourful poster based on your favourite invention and inventor.
- Design a multiple-choice quiz based on inventions throughout history and their inventions.Other Notices Your child will be given a spelling test every week, so they need to be practising these as regularly as possible. Children receive house points for full marks in spellings.Your child is given maths, reading and SPAG homework every week and this will need to be returned in school the following week.
We would love to see more reading medals in Class 6. Your child will get a certificate and a medal for reading at home – a bronze medal for reading 50 times at home, a silver medal for reading 125 times at home and a gold medal for reading 250 times at home. Please listen to your child read between 3 and 5 times a week and record every time you read with them in their reading diaries, so we can keep a record. At Year 6 we also expect children to read then write in their own diaries, which is good practice for secondary school.
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school each week as P.E. lessons for Year 6 this term, will not be on set days. P.E. kits can stay in your child’s locker.
Mock SATs week – Week Beginning – Monday 4th February 2019
Into University week – Week Beginning – Monday 11th February 2019
KS2 SATs week – Week Beginning – Monday 13th May 2019
Y6 Residential – Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th July 2019.
If you need to know anything else or need to speak with a member of staff, please do not hesitate to come and see us.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mr Paton, Mrs McFarlane & Mrs Stone