Year 6 Newsletter
Term 1 - 4th December 2015
Unit of Inquiry;
Central Idea: Understanding of scientific knowledge is consistently evolving and has an impact of people's lives.
Lines of Inquiry:
CAUSATION - What leads to advances in science?
FUNCTION - What is the role of technology in science?
RESPONSIBILITY - What are the ethical dilemmas associated with scientific research?
Over the past few weeks, we have been focusing on the four number operations. We have been working on developing different mental and written strategies using decimals. We will continue working in our flexible groups within our classes. Children have had the opportunity to apply their knowledge during a cereal bar investigation. They have consolidated work on data handling by collecting information for their How the World Works summative assessment.
Each class has been looking at the following writing genres over the past few weeks - non-chronological reports, explanations and scientific write ups. We will be looking for evidence of these texts types on their HTWW assessment boards - The children will have written articles and reports linked to the production of food, food ethics or food technology,
Science at WIS
Summing up How The World Works Unit
Connections within our unit of inquiry:
It has been pleasing to see that the children have continued to take Action in response to their learning during this unit. We have seem more examples of Fairtrade products in snacks, less packaging , more attention being paid to labelling and visits to local markets selling organic produce. A general raising of awareness and advocacy- Well done Year 6
WIS Interact Club Visit- Sustainable Seafood
Remember to check the VLE homework page every Wednesday please.
Please be reminded that the children will need snack and lunch for day 1 of camp - Thursday 11th December
Please send in the camp pick up/drop off permission slip if you have not already done so.
There will be NO GAMES on Wednesday Dec 9th
10/11th December - Year 6 Camp
14th December Year 6 Parent's hosted Christmas party- Cyberport podium
15th December Year 6 Class Party Day