We look forward to an exciting term which will end with our trip to the Pioneer Centre. There is a kit list and timetable you can access at the top of the page. There will be a meeting if you have questions- date to be confirmed, or message us on class dojo.
This half-term we will be learning about Vikings and practising our wood-working skills by building a Viking longhouse.
In Maths, we have to finish the rest of the year 6 topics: converting measurement units, perimeter, area and volume, line graphs and pie charts and angles. We will also be practising a range of SATs style questions in our CGP practice books every week. After the Pioneer trip, we will have time to do more practice tests and revise previous work before SATs week.
Our science topic is Plant Lifecycles. We will be investigating germination by growing cress seeds and broad beans in different conditions and learning to identify the parts of a flower: sepals, petals, stigma, style, ovary and stamens. We will also revise functions of the root, stem, leaf and flower including photosynthesis.
There will be weekly homework in Maths which will be written or computer based e.g. Sumdog, It is usually set on a Friday to be handed in on Monday. Written homework this term will often involve completing an exercise from a SATs revision booklet.
In order to prepare for the grammar, punctuation and spelling test in May, we have bought a subscription to www.spag.com. We will be setting the children a ‘spag’ test to complete once a fortnight. They have all been given their usernames and passwords.
Spelling tests are on Friday- we are now setting 10 spellings per week taken from the year 5/6 spelling list.
Weekly reading is set by the children in their 'book club' groups and should be completed by Friday each week.
Spring term: Forest Schools 6 Field every Thursday afternoon.
Summer term: Forest Schools 6 Craufurd every Thursday afternoon.
(The classes will be split in half- each group will do sessions for half a term.)
April 3rd- 5th Pioneer Centre Trip
Additional learning at home (optional)