Week commencing 17.1.21
Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope that you have had a good week. We are now half way through our English book, 'The Journey' and have enjoyed predicting what will happen at the end of the story. We have written texts discussing the impact of having to leave things behind as a migrant or refugee, both literally and metaphorically, and have written dairy extracts and narratives from the point of view of the main character, a mother who is taking her children from a war-torn land into safety. In Maths, we have been exploring percentages and challenging ourselves with a range of two and three-step word problems, as well as finding equivalent fractions and decimals. In History, we have been using this to calculate how much food our families would have been allowed to buy under the 1940 rationing system: only one egg per person allowed a week, and 55grams (2oz) of sweets! In Grammar, we have been looking at modal verbs, and in Computing, we have been thinking about the positive and negative uses of the internet.
The Home Learning is on Teams every Thursday: please ensure that your child selects the correct Maths homework - the lesson set by the teacher who teaches them Maths. As additional, optional homework, the children may want to watch the BBC's adaptation of 'The Diary of Anne Frank', set in World War II (link below), which also deals with the theme of migration.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00gndt1/the-diary-of-anne-frank-series-1-episode-1?seriesId=b00gvptr Please also ensure that your child is logging their reading on Go Read at least once a week.
Have a lovely weekend, and thank you for all your support.
Mr Lucas and Miss Hollands
Term 3 – Year 6:
A very Happy New Year to you all, and we hope that you all had a peaceful festive season. Well, the start of term has gone very well in Year 6: it was lovely to see the children so eager to return to their learning, and we have started several new units of work which all promise to be very exciting!
In English, we have begun reading a new book entitled: 'The Journey' by Francesca Sanna, about the outbreak of war and a family having to travel across borders to escape persecution. We are also looking at a poetry book by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake entitled: 'On the Move': this having a similar theme, that of migration. We have decided that we love Michael Rosen’s poetry: it has really captured the year group’s imagination this week, and we want to know more!
Maths: In term 3, the children will learn all about decimals, percentages and algebra. This will include: multiplying and dividing decimals, converting between decimals and fractions, converting fraction to percentages, finding percentages of amounts, substitution, formulae and problem solving.
History: We are continuing our work on WWII, looking at the role of women in the cities and as Land Girls; the role of propaganda, and Anne Frank's diary.
Geography: We will be comparing and contrasting North, Central and South America, and planning a package holiday for each location, that takes in both city landmarks and natural wonders.
R.E: In term 3 we will explore Islam and what it means to be a Muslim. This will begin with a focus on the Five Pillars of Islam and what they each represent.
Computing: In computing this term, the children will explore how computer networks connect people in ways that allow them to work together, share information and resources.
Spanish: We will begin by recapping our knowledge of animal names as well as learning how to compare the height of our friends and ourselves. We have also begun to learn new vocabulary to describe the characteristics of our friends.
Science: In science we have looked at the effects of climate change and the greenhouse effect. We have learned about the increasing acidity and temperature of our oceans and planned and carried out investigations to test the effects of climate change on the ice caps and the creatures that live in our oceans.
RSE: In RSE this term, the children will focus on ‘Keeping Myself Safe’. They will identify how necessary responsible and respectful behaviour is and what it looks like when interacting with others online and face-to-face.
P.E: In P.E the children are developing their fitness and stamina through multi-skills and partnered circuit activities.
Art/DT: In art, the children are focusing on craft and collage in conjunction with developing their weaving skills.
Week commencing 13.12.21
Dear Parents and Carers,
First, thank you to those of you who were able to attend our wonderful Year 5 and 6 Nativity production, 'Straw and Order' on Monday: we really enjoyed it and are very thankful that we got the chance to perform live given the current circumstances. Thank you again for all your help and support with line-learning and costumes. Well, this week, we have produced a book review of 'The Dam' and have finished some really lovely associated artwork with Mrs Clements, creating reservoirs using water colours. We have studied the poem 'The Christmas Truce' by former Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy about Christmas in the WWI trenches in 1914, and have written our own 'Christmas Truce' poems. In History, we have looked at soldiers’ experiences during World War Two, discussing whether or not all men would have wanted to fight. Other than this, we have explored drawing, reflecting and translating co-ordinates in Maths, sung Christmas carols, participated in a Christmas quiz, made Christmas cards, and have celebrated the end of a busy but very enjoyable term; not least of all with a superb Christmas lunch!
Next term, we begin a new book entitled 'The Journey'. We shall also be exploring a number of the poems by Michael Rosen.
Have a lovely festive period: a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all when it arrives.
Mr Lucas and Miss Hollands
Please use the below link to find out more about the amazing art Y6 have been creating this term:
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