In Term 6, Skylarks will be splitting our study into three distinct areas: we will be developing our understanding of fractions and decimals, from Terms 4 and 5, into percentages; we will also be exploring time and finally, we will be revisiting calculation. We will start by thinking about percentages and how to find them. Later we will be comparing fractions, decimals and percentages in different practical ways. In our time work we will begin by refreshing our understanding of how to read time accurately before learning how to convert between time units and calculate intervals. In calculation we will be revisiting the four operations and applying these skills in practical contexts. Throughout our learning we will be applying reasoning and problem solving skills to deepen and broaden our understanding in each area.
Our English focus in Term 6 will be on narrative and poetry. We will be using our reading book: 'The Explorer' by Katerine Rundell, and our understanding about the Amazon Jungle and the Ancient Mayan civilisation, taken from our topic work, to create our own Amazon Jungle explorer story. We will start by planning our story. Then we will be accurately describing character and setting to add realism to our narrative. The story will climax with the discovery of an ancient Mayan temple. Once in the temple we will discover all sorts of ancient poetry which will provide clues to the location of a hidden treasure... Once we have written our story we are going to use Shoebox Animation, using real settings we have made in art, to retell the stories. It should be a very exciting term!
Our topic this term is ‘Putting on a Show'. We will be spending a significant amount of time this term preparing for the Key Stage 2 production: 'Shakespeare Rocks!'. The children are really excited about the play - which gets excellent reviews. We will be spending a fair bit of afternoon time putting this show together. This is a really exciting activity which brings out different skills and interests of the children. In class we will be animating and filming our own Amazon Explorer stories to enable us to put on a show based on these stories for the other classes in school. It's going to be a fab. term with lots of opportunity to demonstrate our creative, performing and presenting skills.
In Term 6 our Learning Behaviour is 'Creative & Critical Thinking'. The idea is that both types of thinking are required at different times. In some cases we need to employ them both together - for example to solve problems or deal with new situations.