This term our topic is:
Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands, which are incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly.
This half term, we’ll start by making and observing icebergs. We’ll then find out more about them using non-fiction books. We’ll learn technical vocabulary so we can write reports in the role of engineers. Using globes and maps, we’ll identify the polar regions, comparing the Arctic and Antarctic. We’ll also think about how we can protect the polar environment. Then, we’ll investigate the tragic story of the RMS Titanic, and find out about the people on board. We’ll download images of polar features and save our information in digital folders. When we’re more familiar with the polar regions, we’ll write exciting stories, poems and diary entries from the perspective of brave explorers. Researching our favourite polar animals will be fun, and we’ll create animal artwork inspired by the Inuit people. We’ll experiment with digital photography and create amazing effects using paints and dyes.
Your children will receive weekly Maths homework which will be based on their work in that week's lessons. There will also be an accompanying help sheet so you can see the methods used. Please see Mrs Sisson if you would like any clarification on methods we use in year 6 maths.
In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read over the week to someone at home. The reading may consist of a variety of texts, from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes!
We ask that a record of this is noted in the children's reading record books. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. These then add up to star reader certificates and further rewards.
Your child will be given a selection of homework ideas linked to the topic they are studying. We ask that a minimum of four are completed throughout the half term and brought into school to showcase to their classmates. If your child has their own inspirational idea for a homework task they wish to create, we fully encourage this.
Each week children will be given 8 age related spellings and 2 spellings from the Year 5 and 6 National Curriculum spelling list.
Please can you encourage your child to learn their times tables and their inverses. In particular, they like to test the children on their 6,7 and 8 times tables in their SATs tests.
You can find lots of sites online to help you practise:
PE for this term will usually be on a Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that indoor and outdoor kit is bought into school on a Monday and taken home on Fridays.
Each child will have their own school water bottle this year. It should be taken home each day to be washed so they can bring it to school the following day.
Children will need their reading and spelling diaries in school on a daily basis.
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