English Writing: Our main focus in English will be linked to our key texts – Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We will be looking at key features of each text type to develop our knowledge. We will then use these skills and apply them in our writing work, which will include the following genres; Narrative, Play Script, Explanation text and Letter writing. We will continue to work hard on our grammar and incorporating it into our writing. Handwriting lessons take place regularly, but please encourage your child whenever written homework is set, to present it with care and to proof read their work.
English Reading: reading is an important aspect of our curriculum; therefore, we will be setting the challenge of all pupils to read a novel per week, which they can achieve during time in class and at home. To support this, children are encouraged to choose texts from our school library. This term in class children they will be discovering different books and authors and analysing the different features of writing associated with these texts. It would be helpful during this term to encourage your child to read as regularly as possible to enhance their learning.
Maths: In Mathematics, the children will continue to develop mental math’s skills, including regular mental math’s assessments. They will also be revising written calculation strategies and focusing on applying mathematical processes to problem solving.
Religion: one of the focuses in Religious Education this term is Ascension and Pentecost – In what ways do these events and beliefs make Christianity distinctive? Children in year 6 will be expected to; retell the stories of the Ascension and Pentecost, explain the meaning of the symbols of the Holy Spirit, explain how the Ascension and Pentecost make Christian beliefs distinctive, and describe the impact of the Holy Spirit on people’s lives.
Another focus this term on religious Education is ideas about God. Children in year 6 will be expected to; make links between beliefs and Bible teaching, use Bible stories to answer questions about the nature and characteristics of God, describe and show understanding of how Christian worship reflects belief about God, show understanding and meaning of the expressions of belief in art, prayer and poetry, explain the Christian beliefs in Celtic art, prayer and poetry, and explain how the stories provide answers to questions about God.
Worship: The schools value for this term is compassionate and thankfulness. As a school we will continue to come together for collective worship focusing on this value; discussing and reflecting on key religious events, through stories, craft, drama and prayer activities.
Homework: Your support is extremely valuable to us and you can help by encouraging your child’s interest in any of the subject areas listed above and assisting them to complete homework set each week. Please encourage children to read every day, recording this in their yellow reading records and to practise their times tables and spellings. To help support your child’s learning with timetables we have a KS2 competition, ‘Numeracy Ninja’, focusing on timetables, this is sent home on Wednesdays for practicing ready for the test on Mondays. Please feel free to record any reading that you do with your child in the yellow record. It is important that all reading books are in school each morning as we have daily guided and independent reading sessions.