Teachers: Mrs Brumby and Mrs Barry
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mills
Welcome to our class page, where you can find information about PE days, homework and the learning we will be doing over the term.
Our learning question this half term is linked to our RE Topic.
What are the main beliefs held by Buddhists?
Can you guess what we will be learning about here and what our RE topic will be based on?
Within Maths this term, we will be moving our focus to statistics and properties of shape. We will continue to revise fractions, decimals, percentages, converting measures and geometry, as well as practise all four mathematical calculations practised last term and in previous year groups.
In English this term, we will be completing some non-fiction reports based on traditional tales and moving this into our class Shakespeare text ‘Macbeth’. We will be practising grammar, punctuation and spelling learnt in previous year groups and will continue to learn to use those expected at Year 6 level.
In Reading, our texts will mainly be centred on ideas linked to our topic themes, with non-fiction texts linked with these too. Our main class text will continue to be ‘Carrie’s War’ by Nina Bawden. We will continue to use the VIPER strategies the children already understand and will challenge the children to answers questions in a detailed way.
In History, we will be looking at the events of the Cold War and how this spanned nearly 45 years. In Geography, we will be learning all about Africa and its diversity, civilisations and economy. In our PSHE lessons, we will begin to discuss the effects of drugs on the Human Body, lifestyle, family and friends. In Science, we will be learning about the reproduction of living things and in Art, we will be looking at Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. In our RE this term, we will be learning about Buddhism.
PE Days: These are now Tuesday and Thursday
Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on these days. Make sure they have warm clothes and suitable shoes in case their lesson is outside.
Homework: As we are entering into the last terms of the children’s education in Year 6, we ask that the children all complete their homework, so that they continue to support their learning in school. This gives the children time to practise their ongoing knowledge and skills learnt. The children will be asked to complete these tasks:
-Tackling Tables online
-SPAG.com tasks set by teacher
-Maths.co.uk tasks set by teacher
-SATs revision books set by the teacher
Reading: Please continue to read 4 times a week. Children should continue to log this in their reading logs or on a piece of paper and then hand into the teacher weekly.
Spelling: Every child will be given two copies of the spelling lists with the test dates labelled. So we can ensure that you have received your child’s score, can we ask that you initial it and the children return it to us before the following test. (There is also a copy of the spellings on the class page of the website).
Maths: Please continue to practice times tables with your child – this can be done in a variety of ways including the ‘Tackling Tables’ online site.
(Please do contact us if you have any queries or questions about the homework).
Over the year, children may be asked to complete additional homework, which will be communicated with the children and via Class Dojo at that time.
Mrs Brumby will be with the class Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and Mrs Barry will be with the class on a Thursday. Please make sure you contact the correct teacher via Class Dojo on their corresponding days, otherwise some messages may be missed.
If home learning needs to take place at any point throughout the year again, we will update this page accordingly with further information.
As always, if you have any questions then please get in touch via Class Dojo.
See you all soon.
Mrs Brumby and Mrs Barry
Due to the change in how we are doing things at school, could we ask that on P.E. days children come into school wearing their full P.E. kit please, which they will then wear all day.
We will have P.E. on a Tuesday (outside) and on a Thursday (inside).
Children are not allowed to wear earrings for P.E. - please continue to ensure these are removed on the above days.
Can we also ask that long hair be tied back please for PE as well as during the school day.