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Spring 1 Year group - 6
Our topic for the Spring term is World War II
Religion: our topic is ‘Jesus at prayer’. We will learn about the story of the Exodus, looking at how characters are portrayed and study how Passover was celebrated in the time of Jesus as compared to nowadays. By the end of this unit, children will be able to give reasons and show understanding of rituals, actions and symbols of the Passover.
English: in Literacy the children will explore a range of genres, including journalistic, information and descriptive. We are also building up writing stamina through opportunities for extended writing and reflection and improvement. For meeting the writing standards in Year 6, children are expected to use a range of sentences and punctuation, a high level of vocabulary and the correct spelling; it would be a great help if you encourage your child to collect good examples of writing from the books they read and use them in their creative writing.
It is great to see that so many parents take an interest in reading with their child and sign their Reading Record regularly. Please continue to read with them at home, ask them questions about their reading and help them collect good writing strategies from their books.
Handwriting: children will continue to work on joining up their writing and writing clearly in a legible style; we are aiming to get every child to use a pen by the beginning of the summer term. Please make sure that children understand the importance of neat presentation in all aspects of their work.
Grammar/spelling: we are studying all parts of speech as well as types of clauses and sentences. Year 6 learners are expected to use the full grammar terminology, including the use of subjunctive and progressive tenses. Please encourage children to use their grammar knowledge in all contexts as much as possible (e.g. identifying the grammatical category of words in their reading book). A Grammar booklet was sent home in order to enable families to support their child’s learning; children should also use the spag.com website and logon for extra practice at least once a week.
Maths: Maths topics this term include fractions, decimals, percentages, measures, geometry, data and written methods for problem- solving. Our main focus is on calculations(including the context of problem-solving)since the New Curriculum demands have increased and children are expected to use and apply secure methods to add, subtract, multiply and divide, including large numbers, fractions or decimals. It would be a great help if you challenged your child with quick mental maths questions to encourage rapid recall of facts or if you make opportunities for them to use Maths in practical contexts such as cooking or shopping.
Topic: our topic this term is World War II. Children will study the causes that led to war, the main leaders and chronological events, as well as the impact that the war had on the world. This will also be our focus for class books and for debates regarding conflicts in general and moral issues involved.
Science: our topic is materials. We will discuss properties of materials and lead experiments to study changes to materials and test specific properties.
Art/ DT: children will make a model of an Anderson shelter and create Art work reflecting the time of war, using a range of media and critically analysing their work.
PE Days - Tuesdays and Thursdays. On these days, your child will need their PE kit.
Spelling day – Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their spelling book on this day.
Homework days: English – Thursday, to be returned on Monday.
Maths – Monday, to be returned on Thursday.
We take this opportunity to thank all parents who encourage their child to do their best in all aspects of their work and behaviour. Please continue to ensure that they have sufficient sleep and they arrive at school on time, ready for lessons.