Mrs Summers, Mrs Khera and Mrs Vickers
Theme – Coventry through the ages
Our theme this half term is “Coventry through the ages” where we will be learning about life in the past in this area. Although we will be focusing on World War 2, we will also link our investigations into children’s knowledge of other periods in history such as the Anglo Saxons. Our trip to the Herbert Art Gallery and Coventry Cathedral will really help us with our research. Last year some grandparents came into school to talk about their experiences of living in war-time Britain. It really brought the topic to life for the children – if any grandparents would be able to come into school to talk to the children that would be fantastic. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan in time. Thank you in advance!
This term we will focus on narrative (story) writing and children will develop their skills in describing characters and settings. As a stimulus for this writing, we will be reading excerpts from the books: Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom, and we will be watching (age relevant) clips from the films. Later in the term we will be learning about media and plays and will base our learning on a very famous “winter” novel!
In Maths we will be going over the areas that the children found tricky in their practice SATS such as fractions, using coordinates to describe positions as well as plotting shapes in the four quadrants and translating and reflecting shapes. In addition to this we will be looking at numbers with decimal places and calculations with decimals as well as multiplying by 10,100 and 1000. We will also be looking at how length is measured. Then we will focus on division. Later we will focus on fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents and will be answering problems based on time.
Please can you help your child make sure they have their reading book (not an annual, joke book, comic etc) and Reading Record (green book) in school every day. Your child should read as frequently as possible during the week at home, ideally to an adult at least 3 times a week which you can record / sign in the green book. As discussed, a reading home learning grid will be sent out this week with activities for the children to choose from.
Home Learning this half term will consist of:
Reading - activities from the reading home learning grid ;
Spellings - in the Spellings Log Book
Schofield and Sims (1 test per week, bring in on Thursday)
An activity set by Mrs Khera from the spag.com website (set on Friday after the SPAG lesson and due for the following Thursday)
PE - currently timetabled for Mondays and Thursdays, but children should have their PE kit in school every day.
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.
Mrs Summers and Mrs Khera