Spring 1 2023
Welcome back! We have another busy half term planned, with much of our study being focused around the subject of China. We will be looking at the history, culture, art and food of China, as well as celebrating Chinese New Year, which falls on the 22nd of January.
The SATs workbooks that the children received will form the basis of the homework this term. Work will be given on Friday and brought in to mark on the following Friday. All children must bring their workbooks in each week to be marked.
As always, if you have any questions, get in touch via Dojo, or speak to Mrs Atherton or myself at the start or end of the day.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Hornby and Mrs Atherton.
In Maths, we will be working on ratio, algebra and decimals. During Maths week, we will also be looking at Fibonacci sequences.
Our Science topic this half term is light. We will be learning about how we see and how light travels.
In History, we will be looking at the culture and achievements of the Shang Dynasty.
Our geographical study will involve looking at latitude, longitude, six figure grid referencing, geographical diversity and the movement of people from the countryside to the vast cities of China.
In Religious Education, we shall be learning all about Buddhism and Chinese New Year celebrations.
In Art, we shall be learning about Chinese woodblock printing and printing our own images.
To end our topic, we shall be devising our own Chinese menus and cooking a feast using Chinese ingredients.
Also this half term, we shall be learning about spreadsheets in Computing, exploring our goals and ambitions in PSHE, learning how to talk about the weekend in French and taking part in health based exercise in PE.
Autumn 2 2022
The second half term is always a busy one, with the Mela, Christmas and lots more, along with a new set of areas of study.
Please check in with the website to see what we are doing in class and keep up to date with homework (this will be visible in the 'Learning from home' section).
As always, if you have any questions, please get in touch via Class Dojo or speak to us before or after class.
Mr Hornby and Mrs Atherton
World War 1
Our topic this half term will be World War 1. We will looking at the causes, the events and the effect it had on the world and the local area.
In English, we will be looking at war poetry, particularly the poems of Wilfred Owen.
We will also be writing non-chronological reports about the events surrounding the war and diary entries based on the experiences of local people affected by the Ashton munitions factory explosion.
In maths, we will be focusing on fractions -
comparing and ordering
adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing
finding fractions of amounts
We will also be looking at converting units of measurement.
In science we will be studying the classification of living things and exploring the work of Carl Linnaeus.
As mentioned above, in history, we will be learning about World War 1. This will include a trip to Portland Basin museum and the site of the Ashton munitions factory explosion. We will be studying a variety of artefacts and sources of evidence to see what they can tell us about the War and life in Britain in that time period, as well as taking in in-depth look at the life of Walter Tull. In design and technology, we will be creating our own versions of the trenches.
In computing, we will be learning about coding.
Following the Jigsaw scheme of work, our PSHE theme is 'Celebrating Difference'.
In French, we are learning vocabulary and sentence stuctures that describe the school day, as well as continuing to learn about different verb forms.
In PE, we shall be exploring different forms of physical exercise, including dance and orienteering.
Mr Hornby and Mrs Atherton would like to welcome you to Year 6.
We are looking forward welcoming all the children back and setting off on a packed and memorable year.
Please check the website for timetables, curriculum plans, useful links and updates on the fabulous work that is going on in the classroom. This term, we will be studying...
English - Our theme is 'We are the detectives', and we shall be studying 'Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Speckled Band'. We will be seeing how deduction and detection is a key to learning across all areas of the curriculum and we will write our own mystery stories.
Maths - Place value and the four operations.
Science - Evolution and adaptation.
Computing - E-Safety.
Geography - The physical and human geography of the United Kingdom.
Art - Drawing and sketching, using proportion, perspective and shading to add depth and texture.
PE - Handball.
PSHE - Jigsaw curriculum-Being me in my world.
Music - 'O Fortuna' by Carl Orff and creating our own piece inspired by it.
RE - Comparing differences and similarities between major religions.
For a detailed breakdown of each subject, please see the medium term plan document on this page.
Hamza, our reading VIP enjoying the top prize - sitting in Mr Hornby's chair for the day.
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