Our topic this term is... Leisure and Entertainment
Dear Parents and Carers...
Happy New year to you all, I do hope you’ve had a wonderful family time obver the festive period.
This half term we are looking at how things have changed from the Second World War. We will also be preparing for the SAT’s which is starting to creep up on us all.
I hope you find the information useful and if you would like any further information on how you can help your child’s progress then please chat to me…
During English we will be focusing on ‘Talk for Writing’. Children will be writing stories and a variety of non –fiction texts. While learning these texts, children will partake in lots of verbal responses to the text, drama and role plays before writing their independent piece and adapting parts. These will include information texts, biographies and Arguments. Handwriting will also be a focus.
Children will continue to follow the national curriculum to help prepare them for the SATs. The children will focus on applying key concepts taught in KS2.
Please note we are still holding a booster class every Tuesday after school until 4pm. Please sign up to join. Every little extra helps.
NC –Children will study an aspect of History of British History that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066. They will study changes in social history such as leisure and entertainment.
Children will find out about leisure and entertainment and how it has changed since the Second World War. How were trends in leisure and entertainment affected by significant events.
Evolution and Inheritance
Children will recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago, living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents, identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution. Pupils plant and animal adaptation and natural selection as well as an introduction to offspring and inheritance.
PSHE / Religious Education / British Values
RE - Sikhism
Making learning targets for the New Year We will also focus on the school values of positivity, friendship and resilience. SMSC Working together as a team and showing friendship.
Focus on the values of resilience and positivity.
Art and Design / Technology
NC–Pupils should be taught about great artists
Pop Art -Andy Warhol Looking at a variety of examples of Pop Art. Creating their own example of Pop Art based on an ordinary object.
We will look at how music styles have changed by Understanding of the history of music, including Britten; performing - A New Year Carol by Britten Creating - explore, choose and organise musical structures, ending with the children composing their own rap.
Year 6 will focus on Dance through the topic of Film scores since WW2: Your child will learn how to develop different ways of travelling, jumping and turning, perform the basic actions and dances clearly and fluently, work with a partner and observe themselves and others dancing.
Le Weekend! This half term your child will be learning how to talk about every day activities such as eating and watching TV. They also learn how to talk about what they like and dislike.
We will be creating our own Party Budget planner. Your child will familiarise themselves with spreadsheets using given templates. Children will be given a list of possible items and prices, along with a maximum spending budget. They must choose items for a party, calculate quantities and totals within the set budget for a given number of people.
Homework will be given out every
Friday and your child will be expected to hand in their completed homework first thing Tuesday morning.
Can you please support your child by encouraging them to complete the
independent learning tasks set each week.
These members of staff will be supporting your child in class:
Mrs J. Kent and Miss S. Younis
Please ensure your child reads at least 20 minutes each day.
There is a Reward for every child who has read every day. So can you sign your child’s ‘Reading Record Book,’ after reading.
If your child is going on our Winter Residential to Cliffehouse,
there will be a presentation On:
Wednesday, 10th January, 2018.
Mr. D. Miree.