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'Around The World'
In English this term, we will be focussing on a range of writing genres. We will begin by thinking about narrative linked to our topic of climate change where we will be putting into action the range of narrative devices we are now experts with. We will then be exploring report, recount and persuasive writing.
Year 5 will be focussing on narrative writing this term, by beginning to dissect books by Anthony Browne to determine different writing features and why they are used. Anthony Browne’s book Willy’s Stories shall support our own narrative writing with the aim to create our versions.
This term we will be continuing to develop mastery in our approach to maths. Year 6 will be developing their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages further. We will be exploring the links between them and problem solving using our skills. We will also be developing our understanding of ratio, statistics, measures and algebra.
In year 5 maths this term we will have a strong focus around measurement, including looking at conversions of weight, time, length and volume. Through this we shall be able to continually develop our problem solving and reasoning skills. l of our maths lessons.
In Science this term we will be discovering all about the world of plants. We shall be dissecting parts of a plant to identify its structure, as well as comparing different classifications of plants and variations in plants around the world, compared to the United Kingdom.
This term our topic will be to compare different lifestyles between the United Kingdom and Mexico. We shall be comparing human and physical geographical features within both countries by using a variety of maps, atlases and electronic satellite images, which will allow us to plot and create our own maps from the information we have retained. Additionally, we shall be incorporating the comparison of Mexican culture to our own in the United Kingdom, through looking at different festivals, dance, artwork and food.
In RE this term we will be thinking about the journey of life within Christianity. We will be considering how Christians develop a sense of belonging within their faith and the key rites of passage that are part of a Christian's life. As part of this we will be finding out about baptism, confirmation and marriage and how these important parts of life are celebrated.
Our outdoor focus this term will be Netball and this will usually be on a Wednesday afternoon. Children will need their PE kits in school on a Tuesday too as we will be working with MSP on this day.
The subject for this term is 'Getting on and falling out'. We will be thinking about how we can cooperate and share with each other and also strategies we can use when this becomes tricky.
Year 6 will receive Maths, Grammar and Spelling homework every Monday this term.
Year 6 homework needs to be returned to school each Monday.
There will be a Y6 homework club on Monday after school between 3.30 and 4.30.
Year 5 will receive spellings at the end of each week and will be given maths and literacy homework weekly as well.
There will be a homework 'workshop' on Wednesday lunch time for any children in Spitfires who have questions about or need any support with homework.
Timetable for the 2019 Year 6 SATs.
We will be sending more information home with the children about the week as the term progresses.
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