Mrs Le Gassick
What we will be learning…
Reading… This half term we will continue with Whole Class Guided Reading. We will be exploring a variety of texts: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. There will be plenty of opportunities to work together to unpick the texts and discuss our thoughts on them. By working collaboratively, we will answer a range of comprehension questions. As well as this, certain children will read 1:1 with an adult.
Learning Top Tip from Jamie: “When you are speed-reading, use a ruler to keep you focussed on the line you are reading.”
Maths… We will learn about a variety of mathematical concepts: measures, shapes, fractions, decimals, percentages, algebra and angles to name but a few!
Learning Top Tip from Toby: “In algebra, if you see a letter by a number, you need to multiply.”
Writing and grammar… We will continue to have a weekly SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lesson with Mrs O’Rourke and Miss Upson on Wednesdays in addition to having a daily handwriting, spelling and vocabulary focus at the beginning of every English lesson. We will be exploring significant figures from the WW2 era and ultimately writing a biography about our chosen person of interest. We will be using Talk 4 Writing and text trifles to help us learn the ingredients/features of this text type before attempting to plan and write our own. We will also be exploring poetry and will be using personification, alliteration, similes and metaphors to create imagery.
Learning Top Tip from Evie, “Use all of your prior writing, grammar and spelling knowledge when writing so it is your best piece of writing and to the highest standard.”
Science – Langdon A will have their science topic this half term, with Mrs O’Rourke, looking at Light and Electricity. We will focus on electrical symbols, keeping safe around electricity, circuits and undertaking scientific investigations.
Art– Langdon B will have a weekly art lesson with Miss Upson, creating propaganda posters.
History – We will be exploring and studying a range of artefacts to find out more about what life was like during WW2. We will also make use of our history lessons to find out about significant figures during this time period to assist us with biographical writing in our English lessons.
Indoor PE will continue to be on Monday and we will be learning about dance, in particular the Lindy Hop! You will get to see what we create if you come along to our VE day parade!
Outdoor PE will also continue to be on Mondays and this term we will further develop our basketball skills. It is crucial for your child’s health & wellbeing that they participate in all PE activities. Please ensure they have their PE kit in school every day.
Music – The children will explore the lyrics and meanings behind a variety of songs that were sung during the WW2 era. They will then learn to sing them off by heart whilst using the appropriate intonation, volume, pitch and expression. You’ll be able to hear them during our VE Day parade.
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 6 learning letter.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Normally we have PE on a Tuesday and Friday but we advise your children to have kits in school throughout the week as this sometimes changes according to the timetable. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE and a spare pair of socks. Roll on deodorant is also permitted (no spray deodorant please!) PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum. In encouraging the children to take greater responsibility for themselves, and in getting them prepared for secondary school – if your child does not have their PE kit in school when we have sport, they will complete an activity related to their learning in a class in school. If this happens 3 times, Mr Cox (our PE Leader), will be contacting parents. Please support your child in having their kit ready and in school. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
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