Year 6 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year Six
We hope you enjoy visiting our Year Six page which shows the exciting learning that happens in our classrooms. Click on the links below and take a look at the photographs to see what we've been up to. Please follow us on Twitter @CanonYearSix for daily updates and reminders.
Our topic this half term is: Hola Mexico!
Bienvenido a Mexico! We’re going to explore this unique country, from its towering temples to its fun-packed festivals.
During this half term, we’ll watch a traditional Mexican performance and join in with percussion instruments. To cool down afterwards, we’ll have a refreshing drink of sangrita or limeade. We’ll use non-fiction books to find out about the importance of music in Mexican culture and have a go at folk dancing. Using our literacy skills, we’ll write about festivals and create an invitation to a Mexican food tasting session. In preparation, we’ll make delicious drinks and savoury dishes. We’ll learn about the ‘Day of the Dead’ and create 3-D skulls. With the Chihuahuan Desert as our imagined location, we’ll write postcards and clear instructions for a game. We’ll read Maya myths and legends, and write our own. Using maps, we’ll locate Mexico and explore its natural features. We’ll discover what daily life is like and how it has changed over time. Then we’ll craft Maya chocolate and simple woodwind instruments from recycled materials. Who can make the highest, loudest and longest sounds?
At the end of the project, we’ll listen to Maya music and learn a traditional song. We’ll also perform Mexican music from the past and present.
Help your child prepare for their project
Mexico is a fascinating land full of music and celebration. Why not work together and use non-fiction books or online research to find out about the impressive landmarks of Mexico? You could also look at holiday brochures or websites to plan an imaginary trip to Mexico. Alternatively, you could sample Mexican food in a restaurant or at home.
- Complete one task per week from the Home Learning Ideas sheet (link attached below).
- Read/share a book at home, four times a week (this includes their school reading book and other books at home) and access their My Book Blog.
- Practise spelling their weekly common exception words from the Y5/6 spelling list.
- Practise their Times Tables on TT Rockstars.
My Book Blog https://mybookblog.org/plogin/canon-sharples-c/
Topmarks - Free Games and activities 7-11 Years
Oxford Owl - Free Ebook library - select any of the books in the appropriate age category.
Click the link and set up a free account with your own email address and password. Type in the offer code UKTWINKLHELPS.
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