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Welcome to Osprey!

                        Mrs Webber, Mrs Jones and Mrs Reeves


Welcome to Spring 2, Year 6! 


Creative Curriculum


Year 6 will be scientists again this half term looking at 'The Miracle of Life'.  They will begin by exploring how we classify living things (vertebrates, invertebrates and microorganisms). The children will be challenged to devise and use a classification key. Throughout the topic, they will discover how evolution has determined what survives today and understand how we know so much about creatures that lived long ago. The children will also be given the opportunity to study how plants and animals have adapted to different environments around the world.



Guided Reading


This term, Ospreys will be studying The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo.

This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a political journalist who refuses to stop criticising the military rulers in Nigeria. Their mother is killed and they are sent to London, with their father promising to follow. Abandoned at Victoria Station by the woman paid to bring them to England as her children, Sade and Femi find themselves alone in a new, often hostile, environment. Seen through the eyes of Sade, the novel explores what it means to be classified as 'illegal' and the difficulties which come with being a refugee.



In Literacy, we will be using a short video clip, Alma, to produce many exciting pieces of writing.



This half term Ospreys will be learning about Coordinates, Measure, Area, Perimeter, Volume, Algebra and Ratio.


Other useful information:

  • P.E. lessons are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so please make sure that you have your P.E. kit in school.
  • Homework: Each week, children will note down in their homework booklets which spellings they need to practise and which maths skill they need to work on. This will be given to them on  Monday for them to practise a little bit every night and they must bring their booklets back on a Friday.
  • Creative Curriculum homework will be given out in the first week of every half term and will be due in the last week of the half term. 
  • Keep reading books at home that you enjoy. Remember you have logins to the e-reader service. See the link below.