Year 6 are studying all about how natural disasters impacts living! We are learning about volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, flooding and earthquakes!
Reading: Book Study- The 21 Balloons
This text is about a teacher, Professor William Waterman Sherman, who wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a HOT-AIR BALLOON!
Writing: Writing to INFORM- The children will be writing a report evaluating the impact of natural disasters on human Geography! They will be collecting data and analysing the impact natural disasters had on settlements, trade and economy.
Art: Children are learning how to use a range of techniques to create different tones, textures and shade. They are developing skills in:
Using sketchbooks to collect and record visual information
Know how to work using a single focal point and horizon in perspective drawings.
Show an awareness of composition, scale and proportion.
Taking inspiration from artists such as J.M.W Turner, Hokusai and G. Seurat
Design Technology: Mechanical systems: Gears, Pulleys and Electrical Circuits
Children will be designing, making and evaluating a motorised system a recovery team could use to move heavy rubble following a natural disaster.
Science: Forces- Children are learning about the forces of gravity and friction and investigate the friction of different surfaces. They are studying air resistance, investigating paper spinners falling and looking at floating and sinking. They are learning about simple forces, which includes the study of pulleys, gears and other simple machines. This gives them the chance to use their knowledge of machines to aid them in building their motorised system for DT!