Teacher: Mrs Rogers
During term 2, we shall be studying ‘George’s Secret Key to The Universe’ by Lucy and Stephen Hawking, which will link to our science topic on Space and the Universe. We will be writing biographies, finding out about the lives of famous scientists. The children will also be writing non-chronological reports, explanation texts and newspaper reports.
We are starting a new scheme, called ‘Destination Reader’, where the children will be actively involved in reading a range of texts, and questioning each other about those texts. We will continue to strongly encourage reading at home, both independently, or with an adult, as this greatly enhances progress.
We will continue to learn a range of grammar, including use of conjunctions, adverbial phrases, and figurative language. Spellings will continue to be weekly, with weekly tests on focussed spelling patterns, and the Year 5/6 word list.
To start with we will be looking into Multiplication and division, more specifically at multiples and factors, prime numbers. Square and cubed numbers as well as multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We will then move onto look at calculation of perimeter and area.
We will continue to look at Times Tables Rock Stars, completing weekly challenges in class, as well as the occasional online challenge when time allows! All children should have brought home log in details, please let us know if those are lost as we can resend them if necessary.
This term our topic is earth and space! The children will learn how to explain day and night, and that the Sun is a star at the centre of our solar system and that it has eight planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (Pluto was reclassified as a ‘dwarf planet’ in 2006). They will understand that a moon is a celestial body that orbits a planet (Earth has one moon; Jupiter has four large moons and numerous smaller ones).
In RE this term we will be learning about different aspects of the Christmas Story, including the importance of advent. We will also be looking at our school value Forgiveness.
We will be starting a new 'Homework Menu' during the week of Parents meetings. These will be a choice of tasks for children to complete during the term. Books will be given out for children to complete the work in.
Targets this term:
- Use figurative language in writing
- Improve our fluent, joined handwriting
- Times tables: rapidly recall division facts for tables to 12
- Understand the meaning of area and perimeter.