Class Teacher: Miss Abbie Sinden
This year, the children will be set homework online on 'Education City' on a Monday and it will be due the following Monday. If you are unable to access the site, please come and see me as soon as possible so that we can make other arrangements. Throughout the year, the children will be set additional homework tasks related to our topics and revision in preparation for the SATS. These tasks should be completed independently so that I can see where your child needs support.
Our PE lessons will take place on a Wednesday so please ensure your child's kit is in school.
If you have any worries or concerns, please feel free to come and see me.
At the beginning of the term, we will spend a few weeks recapping on grammar objectives learnt in Year 5 and introducing new objectives from the Year 6 curriculum. Throughout the term we will be studying a book called ‘Skellig’.
Skellig, by David Almond, is a book about an ordinary boy called Michael. His life changes drastically when his family moves into a house that seems just as good as a demolition site. Whilst tidying the house and trying to make it liveable, Michael‘s mum gives birth to a baby girl. Unfortunately her heart is weak and is taken to hospital. Meanwhile, Michael has come across a strange being in the crumbling garage. Whenever he visits, Michael brings the reluctant creature Chinese food and beer which were enjoyed by the previous owner of the house. Between visits he meets a girl he has befriended called Mina. Together they must find out what this being is, but it‘s not as easy as it looks.
Through this book we will be thinking about changes that happen to the characters. There are many opportunities to work on poetry, diary entries, writing creative menus and even debates. We shall then compare and contrast the book and film.
Please continue to read with your child at home or sign their reading journals to say that they have read independently.
We will begin the year by revising place value (what each digit is worth e.g. 25= 2 tens 5 units) and multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. During the term, we will also consolidate our understanding of using formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Using these methods, we will look at how to solve a range of problems.
Towards the end of the term, we will also look at fractions, decimals and percentages. In this topic, we will use common factors to simplify fractions and compare and order fractions with different denominators.
Please continue to encourage your child to practise their times tables, they will need to know ALL of them for secondary school!
Geography: This term, we will be exploring the question ‘Is fair trade really fair?’ The topic will allow the children to investigate what fair trade is, how it relates to their everyday life and carry out surveys.
RE: This term we will be looking at what it means to be a Christian. We will explore what 'Creed' means and the importance of 'The Holy Trinity'. The Christian value we will be looking at closely, along with the rest of the school, is 'Trust'.
Science: Our topic this term will be, 'Living Things and their Habitats'. This will involve us describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and discovering who Carl Linnaeus was and his importance in the world of Science.
- Practice and use handwriting scheme to develop a cursive style
- To experiment with and change the lengths of sentences for good effect.
- Times tables-rapidly recall multiplication and division facts for tables up to 12 x 12
- To be able to round any whole number to the next 10, 100, 1000 and then use knowledge this for rounding decimals
Personal and Social
- Continue to build positive relationships and friendships