Year 6 2016 - 2017

Mrs Hunt

Our topic this Autumn half term is 'Inventions'.

Over the next few weeks, Year 6 will be looking in depth at early inventors achievements and how they have changed the way we live our lives,  they will design and make their own inventions, advertise and try to sell them to big companies ready to manufacture!

Also we are currently reading the novel 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' which is all about an orphan, clock keeper and thief named Hugo. He is a twelve-year old boy that lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and his survival all depends on secrets and anonymity. However things change when an eccentric girl and an owner of a toy booth interlock with Hugo's life. His undercover life suddenly is put into jeopardy but why?  A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together...in The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Our topic this spring half term is 'Hola Mexico'.

During the spring half term, Y6 will be studying the country, Mexico. They will be concentrating on the human and phyiscal features of Mexico and the cultural traditions Mexican people follow and celebrate. Also we will be looking more in depth at the Mayan Civilisation as part of our history focus. Y6 will discover Mayan artefacts, how they lived their daily lives, beliefs and inventions they created which has had major chnages on the modern world. Believe it or not...they discovered and invented chocolate!!

As Texas borders Mexico - Y6 will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar. 'Holes' promises to be a page turner like no other, here's the blurb to prove it....

Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.

It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.

 

 

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Linacre Primary School

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