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Minster in SheppeyPrimary School

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Year 6

Welcome to Term 3


We hope you have had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 


For Year 6, we want to make the most of their remaining time at Minster with another fantastic term. They have been working so hard during the year so far and we are certainly not stopping now- this term we will be looking at The Whale Rider in Literacy, which is an Oscar nominated film based on a traditional Maori Tribe story about overcoming obstacles that we can learn a lot from. In Maths, we will be building on our knowledge we've built so far, with work on decimals and percentages and focusing more on Reasoning than we ever had before. Topic is about Migration this term and we will be particularly looking at the effects that this has on the world around us.


We are certainly excited to get back into our routine of working hard, having fun and learning lots!

Welcome to Term 2


What a fantastic start to the year we've had! I couldn't be prouder of every member of Year 6 for the effort they have put in so far- it's an important year and we are certainly making the most of our time together so far, and will continue to do so this term!


This term we will be focusing on the story 'Holes' by Louis Sachar, which you may know from the 2002 Disney film, which we will also be using to enhance our descriptive writing with the use of the visuals as well as the novel. In Maths, we will be focusing on all things Fractions! I can hear the cheers already! They are such an important foundation of Maths and we need to know them inside out in order to do well this year. 


In Topic, for Black History Week we will be looking at the first black president of the United States: Barack Obama. Then we will be learning about the Vikings and their invasion of Britain, as well as their demise at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. In Science, our learning will be about the classification of animals and how animals have adapted to their specific habitats.


All of this learning will lead us to an exciting set of Christmas based activities and celebrations which I'm sure will be an exciting and enjoyable end to the term!


Welcome to Term 1


We can't wait to start the new school year with you all- we know it's going to be a year filled with hard work and fun! This is your last year here at Minster and we know that you're going to be the best you can be! Good luck to you all doing your Kent Tests; all we can ask is for you to try your hardest.


During this term, we will be focusing on 'The Viewer' by Gary Crew and illustrated by Shaun Tan for our Literacy text. It's a story of a young boy, Tristan, who loves to explore the local dump and take things home to investigate and examine them- but his latest discovery is more than meets the eye. In Numeracy, we will be solidifying our knowledge of the foundations of maths, including place value and the four operations. For our Topic, we will be looking at our local area of Bluetown and the history of the dockyards whilst also looking at its Geographical features.


We hope we have an amazing first term to set us up for a successful and enjoyable year!


Mr. Jeffery and the Year 6 Team


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