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Termly Learning Focus

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

The end of the Autumn term is upon us, and the children have worked extremely hard since returning to school in September. This term, the children have produced some excellent writing using a book called ‘Journey’, to describe the journey refugees take when fleeing their country from war. We have also produced a non-fiction narrative poem on The Galapagos Finches. The children’s writing has been excellent this term. In Maths, we have used our knowledge of the four operations with fractions, and learnt about position, direction and movement. Across the curriculum, we have learnt about The Ancient Greeks and the Trojan war, and have produced some excellent 3D designs in computing using Tinkercad.

For next term, we have lots of new topics to explore that build upon our learning. In literacy, we will be exploring an excellent book called ‘Thornhill’ by Pam Smy, alongside our Non-Fiction letter writing using the text ‘Letter from the lighthouse’ as inspiration. In maths, we will be using our knowledge of fractions, to link with our new learning of decimals and percentages. We will also be learning Algebra, and converting units.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:

Science

Humanities

Art/Design Technology

Computing

PE

Animals including Humans

Trading across the world

DT - CAMS

Spreadsheets

Swimming

(A separate letter has been sent regarding arrangements)

For our enrichment this term, we will be producing a abandoned building, using our learning from DT to make it come to live with cam mechanisms.

How can you help with your child’s learning in school and at home?

Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. Children are required to complete the child’s comments section.

Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will be Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Reading 3X a week. The pupils will also have 2 pages in both their English and Maths SATs books to complete.

P.E will take place on Friday afternoons with swimming, a separate letter has been sent about this.

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The Year 6 Team