Mrs Summers and Mrs Vickers
Theme – Why do certain creatures no longer exist?
Happy New Year! I hope you have all had an amazing Christmas and New Year and that the children are feeling refreshed and ready for an exciting term ahead.
This term we will be starting our new theme, “Why Do Some Creatures No Longer Exist?” .This scientific theme explores Darwin’s theory of evolution and different habitats for creatures and plants. Science, Geography, History and D & T are the key foundation subjects for this half term.
In English we will be revising the various techniques that poets use and then we will be writing our own poems based on their chosen theme to enter into a competition. We will then be looking at the multi-modal text ‘Wonderstruck’ by Brian Selznick and really immersing ourselves in the text both in our reading and writing lessons.
In Maths this term we will be looking at time, algebra, number including negative numbers, shape including looking at angles as well as ratio and proportion and statistics. We will also be going over areas of weakness from the previous SATs tests in our maths meetings.
Home Learning this half term will consist of:
Reading activities from the reading home learning grid as well as a practice KS2 reading paper to complete over the term ;
spellings in the Spellings Log Book
Schofield and Sims (1 test per week, bring in on Thursday)
An activity from the spag.com website (set on Thursday)
PE is timetabled for Thursday and Friday (please note the change in day from last term) but your child should have their PE kit in school at all times.
SATs information evening
We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting next Wednesday 17th January at 7pm where we will give you information about SATs in May. This is an important meeting for you and your child to attend.
It is expected that children in Year 6 bring key resources into school. As a minimum, they need to have a handwriting pen and a pencil, but other children also bring in a rubber, glue, highlighter pen, colouring crayons, a notebook etc. Having their own resources helps develop their sense of responsibility and independence and means they can start their learning with 'Morning Work' as soon as they arrive in school.