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Welcome to Year 6 St James

Our Teachers

Class Teachers: Mrs Poxon and Mrs Asghar

Year 6 Learning

Learning Challenge:

Who were the people of Benin?:

Year 6 have been looking at the country of Benin in depth and been exploring the culture, 
history and geography of the area. They have used their learning to create fact files which focus 
on different elements of the country's features such as their religious practices, rulers and art
work and presented it in different formats including quizzes, posters and diagrams.

Solving problems with decimal measures: 
In their maths learning, Year 6 have been looking at values which are written in a particular
unit of measurement and finding the equivalent value in a different unit of measurement with 
decimal values. This includes converting centimetres into metres, millilitres into litres and hours 
into minutes.

Finding the decimal equivalent of a fraction: 
The children have been learning how to convert fractions into decimals and understand that 
they can achieve this result by dividing the numerator of a fraction by its denominator. They 
are also beginning to understand when it is appropriate to round a number to the nearest 10, 
100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 or 1,000,000.

Faith in Action: 
Year 6 have been exploring the term 'faith in action' in their religious studies and have begun to
think about what this means to them. They have made a list of what they already understand 
by the phrase 'faith in action' and what they would like to discover. Hindu Gods: As part of 
their RE learning Year 6 have been looking at the Hindu faith. They have chosen one of the 
Hindu deities to focus on and can talk about what it represents. They can compare what Hindus
believe with their own beliefs and talk about the similarities and differences.

Natural Selection: 
Year 6 have been learning about the way that animals evolve and adapt to new surroundings or
situations. They looked at the case of the Galapagos Finches and were able to describe how the 
finches changed over time due to the process of natural selection. 

Keeping Healthy:
The children have been looking at the human body and how we keep ourselves healthy. They
have looked at the different effects that things such as food, exercise and smoking have on the 
body and can say why certain things are good or bad for your health. They designed posters 
promoting a healthy and active lifestyle which included the facts that they had learnt. 

Animal Fact File:
In their science lessons, Year 6 have chosen an animal to research and written their own fact 
files. They have chosen appropriate sub-headings to separate the main themes of their piece and 
can decide which pieces of the information they have gathered are relevant to the subject

Editing a piece of writing: 
The children have been inspired by Bram Stoker's story of Dracula to write their own pieces in 
the style of a gothic horror. After they had finished their initial piece, they edited their work and
made improvements. This included checking grammar, punctuation and spelling, ensuring that 
their work was consistently written in a formal style and adding appropriate adjectives, nouns
and verbs to enhance the piece. 

Persuasive Writing: Year 6 have been looking at persuasive writing and using both fictional 
and real-life scenarios where they are able to argue a point of view. They have learnt to use the 
appropriate format and rhetoric entailed in writing a persuasive piece and can consider all sides
of the argument whilst maintaining their own opinion.