Building Brighter Futures Together
|You staff are:|
|Miss Salem||Mr Perkin|
|Mr Hawker||Mrs Aminah|
In English, we will be focusing on answering retrieval and inference questions within a time limit so that we can build up our speed and fluency. For grammar, we will be learning to recognise conjunctions, commas, word classes and learning about the subjunctive mood, present/ past progressive tense and active/passive voice.
In Maths we will be developing our fluency skills through solving arithmetic questions with a focus on four operations, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions, decimals and calcuating percentages of amounts. For reasoning we will be learning about statistics ( interpreting graphs – line graphs, pie charts)
In our History lessons this half term we will be learning about World War II and we will describe the historical events and way of life for people during the time. We will be researching about key events such as Blitz, Rationing, Evacuation, Propaganda, D-day landings and VE Day. As part of our ICT lessons we will be working in groups to produce a presentation about war and conflict using our ICT skills. We will be using Excel to present data selecting the most appropriate type of graph/chart. We will be learning how to Insert a hyperlink or link into a PowerPoint presentation and will use a range of technology for a specific project.
As part of our learning Refugee Week 2022 is 20–26 June, we will be leading a fundraising project to raise money for refugees. The whole school will be taking part in a sponsored run. Come and join us on Wednesday 22nd June from 2:30pm for this wonderful event.
In our Art lessons we will be using a range of e-resources to create emotive art work linked to how people felt during the time. Through this, we will explain why we have chosen specific techniques to create the art work.
In Summer Term 1 we focussed primarily on our SATS and incorporated revision opportunities throughout the school day. We read many novels throughout the term such as The Day We Met The Queen and Evie in the Jungle as well as exploring different genres of fiction through texts written in a shorter format. Maths consisted of revising arithmetic methods as well as revisiting topics associated with data handling and measurement.
We had a wonderful time when we visited the local library to attend a literature festival and we enjoyed a variety of team-building games which we played in PE and Outdoor Learning lessons. In PHSCE, we learned through the topic of ‘Being my best’. This incorporated understanding ‘wellbeing’ and identifying aspirational goals. We looked deeply into the actions needed to set and achieve life goals and shared our vision of the future to our classmates. RE lessons revolved around the key question of ‘Why are certain people, places and times sacred?’ and through this we will explored/understood the significance of worship, rituals and values for the followers of religious and non-religious world views.
In Summer Term 1 we will be focussing primarily on our SATS and incorporating revision opportunities throughout the school day. We will be reading many novels throughout the term such as The Day We Met The Queen and Evie in the Jungle as well as exploring different genres of fiction through texts written in a shorter format. Maths will consist of revising arithmetic methods as well as revisiting topics associated with data handling and measurement.
We are already looking forward to our visit to the local library to attend a literature festival as well as the various team-building games which we will be playing in PE and Outdoor Learning lessons. In PHSCE, we will learn through the topic of ‘Being my best’. This will incorporate understanding ‘wellbeing’ and identifying aspirational goals and look into the actions needed to set and achieve these. RE lessons will revolve around the key question of ‘Why are certain people, places and times sacred?’ and through this we will explore/understand the significance of worship, rituals and values for the followers of religious and non-religious world views.
In Spring 2, Year 6 focussed heavily on the topic of the environment and what we could do to help protect the world and live in a sustainable society. We linked our love of the environment with Michael Morpurgo’s fantastic book Kensuke’s Kingdom and developed a stronger understanding about life on an abandoned island. In Maths, we secured a firm understanding of fractions which also incorporated percentages and decimals. We used our mathematical knowledge in our Geography lessons as we were able to find percentages of areas in England that were covered in lakes and rivers. . In PSHCE the children investigated and learned about the importance of money and how to save it and look after it which linked to our mathematical work on percentages.
Spring 2 will switch the children’s mindset into investigating Eco-Warriors and what they can do to help the world that we all live into survive for longer. In English we will continue exploring the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Murpurgo. We will use the text to develop reading fluency and comprehension skills.
In Maths, the children will be utilising their knowledge gained last half term on fractions to support them with the subject of decimals and percentages in various contexts and operations including how the three of them are linked are you can use them to calculate their equivalents.
We will incorporate a number of foundation subjects (Geography, Art, PSCHE and ICT) into this, where we explore the human and physical geography, using a map to locate specific locations. The children will investigate various artists in relation to the environment and looking to create a piece in the same style. The children will also look at creating poet/rap to get across the key information of why and what people can do to protect the environment, they will then perform this for an audience. In PSCHE the children will be investigating and learning about the importance of money and how to save it and look after it.
In PE, the children will be learning about a racket game, with particular focus on tennis this half term.
Spring 1 continued the children’s learning from the previous half terms in relation to World Superpowers, however, this half term we focussed on a Superpower in the continent of Asia, China. In English we started the book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ by Michael Murpurgo. We used the text to develop reading fluency and comprehension skills, explored the various themes within the story to write a ship’s log in the role of the main character, utilising the skills necessary to create an amazing piece of writing.
In Maths, the children have learnt about fractions using various contexts and operations including addition/subtractions, multiplication and division of fractions. The children have learnt how to identify equivalent fractions and importantly how to simplify fractions, using their knowledge of times tables to support this.
We incorporated a number of foundation subjects (Geography, History, PSCHE, Art and Technology) into this, where we explored the human and physical geography, using a map to locate specific locations within China linked to Shang Dynasty, looking at the historical events have and the impact that they have and continue to have on the wider world. The children investigated the use of Willow Patterns by Chinese artists, to create their own piece of work in this style.
In PE, the children learnt about the various moves within gymnastics to link the sequences together, to combine and to create a performance with others.