Tower

Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.

This is just a little bit of information about what's going on in Tower Bridge.  I am Mr Mbanga, the Year 6 class teacher and our TAs are Mrs Thambiayah and Miss Umwiza.

Important information:

  • Monday-Comprehension homework
  • Tuesday- Writing journal homework
  • Wednesday 
  • Thursday-Mathletics homework
  • Friday-Fiction express

Recommended reading books for Year 6:

Best Books for Year 6 | Ages 10-11 Recommended Reads | BooksForTopics

Expertly selected books for 9 and 10 year old children (lovereading4kids.co.uk)

Expertly selected books for 11, 12 and 13 year old children (lovereading4kids.co.uk)

 

Week beginning 20th June 2022

June 26, 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

This week, we shall be introducing Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide, into our English lessons.

Orange for the Sunsets : Athaide, Tina: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our learning objectives this week are:

  • To engage in Book Talk.
  • To answer questions to improve my understanding.
  • To evaluate character development.
  • To use a range of appropriate, descriptive vocabulary.

What is our class reading book?

We shall be starting our new class read, which is a fantastic choice for our year group who will be starting secondary school very soon. Can you see me? centres around 11-year-old Tally’s first experiences in her new school. Tally is also autistic and this book, by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott, incorporates diary entries from the main character to help the audience emphasise with the way that she views certain events. Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness:  Amazon.co.uk: Scott, Libby, Westcott, Rebecca: 9781407195674: Books

 

Science – 

We shall be starting our new topic, Evolution and Inheritance. This week, we shall be learning that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago.

PE – 

This term, we are working on co-ordination and static balance.

 

Other foundation subjects taught this week:

Art, Spanish, and PE.

 

Week beginning 23rd May 2022

June 26, 2022

 

What are we learning this week?

English – 

This week, we shall be continuing our new text, Shackleton’s Journey, by William Grill.

Shackleton's Journey (Hardcover Picture Book - Flying Eye) - WordUnited

Our English lesson learning objectives this week are:

  • To identify the key features of a motivational speech.
  • To write a motivational speech.
  • To edit and up-level my writing.

What is our class reading book?

We shall be starting our new text, Orange for the Sunsets, by Tina Athaide. We were very lucky to have a live Zoom session with her on World Book Day, where she introduced the book to us.

Orange for the Sunsets : Athaide, Tina: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

Science – 

We shall be starting our new topic, Evolution and Inheritance. This week, we shall be eliciting our existing knowledge about this week.

 

PE – 

This term, we are working on co-ordination and static balance.

Computing – 

To create and design a year book.

History – 

To compare role of the Queen to previous monarchs.

 

Other foundation subjects taught this week:

Art, Spanish, and PE.