This term in Pavilion Class...
We’ve had an excellent start to Year 6 in Pavilion Class.
Our opening topic is Brainwave, which asked the children to think carefully about how we learn and considered the ways in which they can improve their own learning style. We found out which type of learner we are (visual, auditory or kinaesthetic) and then focussed on a range of interesting memory techniques. We will also go on to learn more about the different parts of the brain, including neuroplasticity. It is fantastic to see the class demonstrating their own growth mindsets by embracing challenge, trying new things and understanding that it is okay to struggle when our learning seems unfamiliar.
We will soon begin our next topic called 'What Price Progress’, which discusses the technologies which have we come to rely upon in daily life and aims to question the children's understanding aboutthe gadgets that allow us to learn, communicate and live our lives in a more convenient manner. This then leads to questions about our planet and consideration of the impact these gadgets have had on our environment.
In Literacy this term, we will be focusing on poetry and writing poems about our brains. In science, we will be learning about the stages of human development from birth. In Maths, we will be improving our place value knowledge by reading, writing and comparing numbers up to 10 million, as well sharpening our arithmetic knowledge in our multiplication and division.
In P.E. we will be improving our skills in gymnastics and putting together a routine including elements such as rolls, balances and flight. We will also be going swimming this term at the King Alfred leisure centre.
A lot to look forward to in Year 6!
YEAR 6 DOCUMENTS
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