Welcome to Peake class!
My name is Miss Mack and I teach in Year 6 with support from Mrs Lloyd. In Peake we are also lucky enough to have Mrs Pinnock (Arithmetic and Grammar), Mr C (PE) and Miss Blunt (Religious Education) teaching once a week.
In our class we always aspire to do our best, working in a classroom as a team, where all adults and children alike respect each other. Peake class are hardworking, determined and resilient learners. We aim to work both together and independently, to be the best that we can be, supporting the school vision and upholding our school values. We take pride in ourselves, our work and our learning while having lots of fun along the way!
Term 4’s Learning
Our ILP this term is Darwin’s Delights. Ship ahoy! We’re off on an exciting journey with Charles Darwin and his crew on the HMS Beagle. During this half term, we’re going to investigate a range of animal specimens, describing the characteristics of the creatures, and labelling their body parts. We’ll use a range of non-fiction books to investigate adaptation, natural selection, variation and inheritance. After examining letters and journal entries written by Darwin, we’ll write our own examples. We’ll retrace Darwin’s steps using maps and create sketchbooks to record the plants, flowers and trees we encounter. Using maps and globes, we’ll plan an expedition. What will the weather be like and what physical and man-made features might we encounter? At the end of the ILP, we’ll think about why the Galapagos Islands developed such diverse animal life, and why they might be under threat. We’ll also think about what Darwin would have worked on if he were alive today. How would he use our technology?
Year six are looking forward to learning about different animals from around the world and the learning will include looking at live and deceased animals.
Year 6 are given weekly homework that is set on a Monday and handed back in for marking on Thursday. This consists of an English activity and a Maths activity. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Wednesday. Children are expected to read every day and make a comment in their reading diary. This should be handed in every day.
How you can help
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis.
Ensuring that your child is fluent with their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.