This term the children will use the book The Explorer to write a range of genres including: description of settings and characters, non-chronological reports, a narrative, diary, letters and instructions. Our grammar and punctuation work will be based on the story and language used by the author Katherine Rundell. Some of the children’s writing will be used as their evidence for their end of Key Stage 2 writing assessments.
We will be revising the spelling, punctuation and grammar objectives for Key Stage 2 throughout this term as well as learning the remainder of the Year 6 objectives. Whole class reading sessions will continue, in order to teach comprehension and inference skills using The Explorer.
During our Maths sessions this term, the children will focus on the following areas: calculating with fractions, position and direction, decimals and percentages, perimeter, area and volume. In order for the children to be successful in these mathematical areas, it is imperative that they practise their arithmetic skills frequently. Arithmetic homework will be set in addition to the weekly requirements for TTRockstars.
Science: During the first half term our Science sessions will be learning about classification, including micro-organisms. After half term our focus will be evolution and adaption.
History/Geography: This term’s topic is North and South America. We will look at the human and physical geographical features of both continents. They will also make comparisons to the UK. The children will also study a historical person who was integral to the Americas.
Music: We will continue to follow the Charanga music scheme using the song “A New Year Carol” and “You’ve got a friend”.
Computing: During our computing sessions we will use Python to develop programming skills.
Art & Design: The children will be improving their drawing skills by using a range of media based on the painting “Surprised!” by Henri Rousseau.
DT: Our project this term will be based on moving parts.
RE: We will be celebrating World Religion Day where our class will be focussing on the faith of Islam.
SATs: As you are aware, the children work extremely hard this term in order to be ready to sit their SATs in May. We will be holding a parents’ meeting for you to learn more about the tests and also answer any of your questions or worries. We will also be providing a homework club (details to follow). I will do my utmost to make this time as stress free as possible for the children. Please talk to me if you or they have any concerns.
PSHCE: This term “My Happy Minds” will be an important part of our PSHCE lessons.
P.E: The children are currently undertaking swimming at Sandbach pool on a Tuesday; this is being supported by Mrs Wood and Mr Rowe. Please ensure their correct kit is in school and clearly labelled with your child’s name.
Homework: This term there will be English, Maths, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar homework given out weekly. Revision books and a timetable will be provided. Reading at home needs to be daily, with the reading comprehension tasks completed as well.