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Dear Parents / Carers

Hope you all have had an enjoyable Easter.  Out topic for this term is: 

So last Century!   

Literacy

Throughout this term we will be continuing to work on grammar spelling and punctuation skills. The children will be able to consolidate their understanding about when and where to use a variety of higher order punctuation including: dashes, hyphens, brackets, semi-colons and colons.

The children will be evaluating and analysing texts and poems by well-known authors, they will also be developing their comprehension skills using a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts concentrating on extraction, inference and deduction.

We will also be developing the use of structure within a text depending on text type and fine tuning the use of paragraphs within narrative writing.  We will be developing sentence structure by improving the choices of connectives and conjunctions and will be using a variety of sentence openers in both formal and informal styles.  The children in Year 6 will be preparing for their SATs Tests in May.  All the class will be concentrating on drama activities and playscripts in order to improve their confidence for transition and to prepare for the Summer Performance.

 

Numeracy

Throughout this term we will continue to work on place value including decimals to 3dp. We will also look at and develop the use of long division and multiplication techniques and strategies.   We will develop our understanding of statistics, analyse and collect a variety of data including finding the mean/average of a set of data and will decide the best graphical way to display the information analysing our results and drawing conclusions from the data collected.The children will be given the opportunity to find the area, perimeter and volume of a variety of regular/irregular 2D and 3D shapes.The class will be developing a variety of mental and paper methods to solve problems involving fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and scale. We will also be solving and simplifying algebraic equations. The children in Year 6 will be revising and revisiting past topics in preparation for their SATs Tests in May.

 

Other Subjects

Science- Working Scientifically:

Plan enquiries, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary. Take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision.  Record data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, bar and line graphs, and models.                                                     Report findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations of results, explanations involving causal relationships, and conclusions.Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.Use simple models to describe scientific ideas, identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

Chemistry:

Compare and group together everyday materials based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, including their hardness, solubility, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets. Understand how some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution and describe how to recover a substance from a solution.                                                   Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. Give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.      Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning, oxidisation and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

History:                                                                                                                                                                       

We will be studying the history of the last century, with a focus on well known innovators, scientists, sports men/women, political leaders, technical advances, new age thinkers.  We will be finding out about the NHS, Windrush, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa and the fight for equal rights.  The changing face of society. By the end of this module children will know more about recent British History; they will have the ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past, formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry. 

Design & Technology: F1 and games consoles

We will look at F1 advancements and games consoles, through the past century, the development of cutting edge machines to help at home, how advances in transport fuelled package holidays.  By the end of the module the class will be able to use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at individuals or groups. They will generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design. 

 

Art/design – Bin Bag Fashion, Album art, Pop Art

Developing an understanding of society through art, looking specifically at the work of William Morris, Andy Warhol, Storm Thorgerson and fashion designers such as Mary Quant.  The class will develop and imaginatively extend ideas from starting points throughout the curriculum, collect information, sketches and resources and present ideas imaginatively in a sketch book. Use the qualities of materials to enhance ideas. Comment on artworks with a fluent grasp of visual language.

 

Music

We will be finding out about well-known bands and singers from the past century how they influenced society. By the end of the module the class should have a wider repertoire of music which they will use to create original, imaginative, fluent and distinctive composing and performance work. A musical understanding underpinned by aural perception, internalisation and knowledge of music.

 

Physical Education

Team Games; ball and racket skills: Choose and combine techniques in game situations (running, throwing, catching, passing, jumping and kicking, etc.). Work alone, or with team mates in order to gain points or possession. Strike a bowled or volleyed ball with accuracy.  Use forehand and backhand when playing racket games.

Field, defend and attack tactically by anticipating the direction of play. Choose the most appropriate tactics for a game. Uphold the spirit of fair play and respect in all competitive situations.  Lead others when called upon and act as a good role model within a team.

Athletics: Combine sprinting with low hurdles over 60 metres. Choose the best place for running over a variety of distances.  Throw accurately and refine performance by analysing technique and body shape.  Show control in take-off and landings when jumping.  Compete with others and keep track of personal best performances, setting targets for improvement.

Computing

Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.Use sequence, selections and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.

Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works, detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs. Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration. Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely. Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

French:

Engage in conversations, expressing opinions.  Speak in simple language & be understood. Develop appropriate pronunciation. Present ideas & information orally. Show understanding in simple reading. Adapt known language to create new ideas. Describe people, places & things.Understand basic grammar, e.g. gender.

Religious Education

Following the agreed syllabus

 

Other Notes

SATs Tests will be taking place WB 14.5.18

Homework will be set weekly on a Friday for return the following Thursday and will include:  reading, spelling/grammar, science/topic and maths.

Please try to listen to your child read as much as possible and sign their books so they can earn their reading ribbons.

If you have any concerns or worries with regards your child please do not hesitate to arrange a time that is appropriate to discuss your concerns.

 

Mrs Bishop

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