Welcome back for the Summer term!
There is great excitement in the air in Dragonflies class this term as the children look forward to the residential trip to The Isle of Wight after half-term.
The Summer term also brings with it more opportunities to learn outside the classroom. On Monday afternoons P.E. specialist Mrs. Jackson will be joining us for orienteering sessions, when we combine being physically active with maths problem solving. Mr Lloyd will continue to take the class for P.E. lessons on Thursday afternoons. Last week, the children were practising their athletics skills.
Our topic this term is All the World’s A Stage. We will be considering the geography of Shakespeare’s plays and life: researching where some of his plays were set and how the map of the world and has changed since then. We will compare Stratford-Upon-Avon and London, both now and during Shakespeare’s life-time. We will think about modes of transport and how Shakespeare would have known about distant countries. Later in the term, we will also be looking at extracts of Shakespeare’s work and learning about the conventions of writing plays.
Our current topic in English is the language of persuasion. The children will be learning about the techniques and vocabulary of persuasive writing and debate. In maths our focus will be shape and space, as well as carrying out maths investigations.
In R.E, the children will be learning about Sikhism. In particular, they will be developing an understanding of the principles of Sikhism and the symbolism of the 5 Ks. We will consider the importance of the Guru Granth Sahib for the Sikh community.
A reminder that mental maths homework is due in on Thursdays and the spelling quiz takes place on Fridays. Children are expected to know their times-tables up to and including 12 x 12. I would encourage them to practise in readiness for our class times-tables tournament before half-term. The year 6 SATS take place 13th – 16th May.
If you do wish to speak with me, please feel free to catch up at the end of the day or make an appointment via the office.