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Year 6 Badger

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Welcome to Year 6 Badger Class!

Welcome to our class page! Here you can find what we are learning about and find any key updates.

 

My name is Mr Hunter, I am the Class Teacher of Badger Class and my Teaching Assistant is Mrs Scicluna.

 

If you ever need to know anything about your child's learning or have any questions, please feel free to come and see us after school, pop a note in the contact book or fill out the form below.

Our Learning this term:

The Frozen Kingdom!

 

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands… vast wilds hostile territories, incredibly beautiful yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the earth, treading deep in snow or pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an arctic fox; hunting rodents and swift as the wind!

Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and eco-systems and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Antarctic Ocean. So wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time…

 

 

Good reads to support our topical learning:

 

The Call of the Wild - Jack London - 9780141321059

Titanic (I Was There) - Margi McAllister - 9781407148861

Polar Regions (Planet Earth) - Steve Parker - 9781848350601

Arctic and Antarctic - DK Eyewitness - 9781405394628

Scott of the Antarctic - Evelyn and Julian Dowdeswell - 9781406245899

Trapped by the Ice! Shackleton's Amazing Antarctic Adventure - Michael McCurdy - 9780802776334

Pre-Learning Shout-Out!

 

We strongly recommend that over half term you start gaining some knowledge about The Arctic and Antarctica!

Where in the world are they?

What is it like to live there?

How are the weather conditions different to other places in the world?

What do you know about the Titanic?

 

 

After half term our first week of Maths is going to around using estimation to help us with calculations, before moving on to BODMAS - learning the order of operations when calculations involve more than one!

 

Do you know which operations should be completedfirst?

Does it alter your answer if you complete a calculation in a different order?

 

Science this term we will start off by looking at fossils and offspring. Do you know how they can provide information? How they are formed?

Do you know the difference between inheritance and evolution?

 

Make sure you come back in term 2 ready to go. Give yourselves an advantage by getting ahead and doing some pre-learning!

 

Wow, wow, wow! We had the most amazing Polar Fun Day with Robynne from ETE Explorers. Robynne is a Marine Biologist and she spent the day with us imparting her amazing knowledge!

   The day started with us finding out all about Robynne, her travels to the Arctic and her research whilst she was there, we got to ask lots of questions and find out lots of new scientific language!

   Then we explored a real polar kit. We learnt how to dress the in polar regions to keep us as warm as possible and we also learnt about the different items we might need, depending on what time of year we are travelling and our purpose!

   We then begun planning an expedition of our own! We thought about what we would like to explore or study, where we would go, how long for and what we would need.

   Later in the day, we learnt all about how animals and plants are especially adapted to suit their environments. Robynne taught us all about wildlife in the polar regions, particularly those with blubber...we then made our very own blubber gloves! We were amazed at how well protected we were from the icy water compared to our bare hands!

   Lastly we learnt all about glaciers. Robynne explained how they are made and how they form icebergs. We even learnt what would happen if every single glacier melted in the world before making our very own replicas!

   What an amazing day! We came away with very full up brains and we cannot wait to use all of this knowledge in the rest of our learning. Thank you ETE Explorers!

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