Class 6 – Spring Term

The Mayans

Image result for the mayans    This term your child will learn about the ancient civilization The Mayans. As such we will investigate the history of the civilization, geographical locality and land usage, as well as exploring their social hierarchy, religious beliefs and greatest achievements.

ENGLISH   This term we will have a stronger focus on reading ready for the SATs, this means your child will complete comprehension tasks and reading skills tasks on a regular basis. We would like you to help support your child’s reading by talking to them about their reading, asking questions and helping them to build their comprehension skills as well as completing the homework set. We shall also spend more time on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar activities to ensure your child has a comprehensive knowledge of the Year 6 skills needed to be successful in gaining Age Related Expectations. We will also complete several writing units of work designed to allow your child to extend their writing skills and produce evidence for writing assessments and moderation at the end of the year.

MATHS   Throughout the term, the children will build on their calculation skills, -reasoning and problem-solving skills in preparation for SATs. We will continue to work on the White Rose scheme of work and use it to support our work in class along with our new Power Maths study books.

We will revisit and extend all maths skills to reinforce knowledge and skills. Children will be given regular opportunities to apply their learning to real life situations and problem-solving activities. We will also spend time on developing our responses to reasoning questions. This term we will focus on decimals, percentages and algebra.

The children will be expected to know all the multiplication tables and access activities on My Maths each week to complete work set, as well as complete weekly homework tasks. We will continue to have weekly mental maths activities and mini-tests to ensure that the children can rapidly and accurately recall facts to support their calculations.

We would like you to help support your child learn their times tables and complete homework on time.

As this is an intense term we will work through a range of texts and books to ensure your child has a wealth of reading and writing skills to use across the curriculum.

Image result for judaism symbolRE This term we will explore Judaism and the Christian theme of Easter.Image result for easter symbol

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Science This term we will study Evolution and impact of the Scientist Charles Darwin on our understanding of the world as well as a unit of work on Electricity.

PSHCE We continue to build on social skills and developing our understanding of rights and responsibilities. We will continue to support children to children to recognise their emotions and their needs; looking at the needs of others and how our behaviours impact on the wider community.

Image result for mayan masks for kidsART / DT We will link our art work to our topics and this term we will look at drawing and 3D sculpture.

Music This year children will access Charanga online music lessons. We will work on songs for Easter.

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 PE Your child will need a PE kit in school (please put names all clothes) each week. We will have PE on Friday.

MFL This year children will extend their knowledge of French vocabulary and phrases.

We shall be using Computing to support our learning throughout the term. There are some great revision websites to support your child at this time of the year such as BBC Bitesize and Primary Resources.

If you need any advice or support please pop in for a chat.

Watch out for our SAT information evening. This will give you essential information and advice.

Maths SATs help

KS2 Maths SATs Practice

Click on the link which matches the homework for access to the youtube videos.