I hope you all had a great Christmas and Happy New Year celebrations.
Our topic for the spring term 1 is 'Our Amazing Bodies'. This is a science based study. We will base our study investigating The Human Circulatory System, organ functions and working scientifically: labelling, looking at diagrams, tables and graphs. We will report and present our findings. This will be cross curricular with Art/English too!
We will begin by looking at persuasive texts. This will incorporate discussions and debating. We will write confidently-perform own compositions having an awareness of intonation-volume movement so the meaning of speech is clear and succinct.
Persuasive text will be through radio, TV broad cast and adverts with a connection in Science.
.Spelling ,punctuation and grammar are time-tabled daily. The focus will be on compound ad complex sentences, expanded noun phrases.
The children will have regular guided reading sessions which incorporate our topic work. A large emphasis will be on extending their vocabulary and comprehension skills.
The children will start the term working with number and decimals. We will look at number and percentages, number algebra-space shape and measure.
The children will challenge their understanding through problem solving practical activities.
All children will continue to have daily arithmetic starter activities and weekly times table challenges. Please don't forget to log onto 'Rock Stars' maths. We need to get quicker when completing the challenges so that we can get ahead of the other local schools in our area!
I will, in the next week be deciding on a day for the Year 6 children to stay for an hour after school to work on their SATs revision. This will be extremely beneficial for them and I hope everyone will be able to attend.
Geography - We are investigating our local area. We will be investigating the similarities and differences within the village of Seagrave. Children will learn how to read maps and how to write and follow directions. These will all link to areas within the village of Seagrave. The unit will finish with the children creating a power point and presenting it to the children from Eastfield Primary school.
PSHCE - Getting on and falling out.
ICT - Design and write a de-bug program
P.E - The children will be learning Basketball and Tennis this term. We are very lucky to have some specialist coaches in to deliver these lessons. P.E will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon this term. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school at all times.
Art/Design - Body art- sketching muscles and inner organs! Cooking and nutrition, thinking about the principles of a healthy diet!
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be bought back into school on a Wednesday. These will consist of spellings and Maths activities, that consolidate the weeks work, Please ensure that your child completes the work and gets the homework back on time.
Year 6 children will be shortly bringing home revision books in English and Maths. Please make sure your child looks after and completes the exercises set for them.
It is an expectation that children read every night and fill in their own diary entries.
A signature is needed from an adult to show this has been done.
Please also use the children's diaries to communicate with me - I will read them daily and I am happy to help in anyway.
I endeavour to encourage the children to be independent learners. This will support them in their next step on to Secondary School. My aim is to enable a smooth transition - giving them responsibility to remember equipment etc will help this.
Thank you for your continued support. I am very excited and look forward to the new term!