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Class 6 - Mrs Lowry

Frozen Kingdoms

Welcome back to the Spring term.  We have a very busy and exciting term ahead of us.  We start this term at full speed with being ready to learn and being resilient at the heart of all we do.   Dojos and the end of year six treat are all linked to the expectations we have set in class.  

 

This term we step into our topic - Frozen Kingdoms.

 

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.  The children will work on a variety of both non-fiction and fictional books linked to this topic.  Our first book in guided reading will be Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell, the second book will be Titanic Cat by Michael Morpurgo. 

 

Our class text is not linked to our topic but is a modern classic: The Boy in Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne.

 

There are several mini topics which fit into the frozen Kingdom unit of work, which ensures children develop a breadth of skills and knowledge.

Inuit - teaches children about the Inuit way of life, including some of their cultural and artistic traditions.

Why things are classified -children learn about the principles of classification and create their own keys to classify each other. Electrical circuits and components - This project teaches children about electrical circuits, their components and how they function. They recognise how the voltage of cells affects the output of a circuit and record circuits using standard symbols. It also teaches children about programmable devices, sensors and monitoring. They combine their learning to design and make programmable home devices. 

Environmental Artists - This project teaches children about the genre of environmental art. They study how artists create artwork that addresses social and political issues related to the natural and urban environment. Children work collaboratively to create artwork with an environmental message.

Engineer - This project teaches children about remarkable engineers and significant bridges, learning to identify features, such as beams, arches and trusses. They complete a bridge-building engineering challenge to create a bridge prototype.

 

In PE the children will learn tennis and gymnastics.  Gymnastics will be delivered by RUFC therefore our PE days for this half term are Monday and Wednesday.   Monday the children will need an indoor PE kit - black shoes or long bottoms and a plain white T shirt.  Wednesday the children will need an outdoor PE kit -plain white T shirt, black bottoms and a red, grey or black hoodie or jumper.

 

I have attached the knowledge organisers which go with each of these topics as well as ideas which the children could do at home to further their learning.   If children do any tasks at home please bring these into school to share, extra dojos will be awarded for additional work completed at home.  

 

So let’s step into our new Frozen Kingdom and learn lots!

 

 

Homework:

  • Homework will be given weekly.   The children will be asked to complete:
  • 15 minutes of their reading books at least 3x per week
  • Spellings (to be tested each Friday: One week a seen test one week retrieval test)
  • TT rockstars (3 times a week)
  • SPAG
  • Maths fluency

 

Any homework given on sheets and new spellings will be given out each Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest.

 

In addition to this

  • Selection of creative topic work – termly
  • As children prepare for SATs, specific areas of revision will be set

 

 

PE

PE will be twice a week and it is expected children come to school in a full PE kit, please ensure this is suitable school PE kit (black shorts or bottoms and a plain white top, when it is cold- red/ grey or black sweater / hoodie).  Our PE days are: Monday and Wednesday.  Please ensure earrings are not worn on these days.

 

If you have any questions about any of this information or other questions not relating to this please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Many thanks.

 

Mrs Lowry.

Today the children have used base ten to develop a deeper understanding of decimal numbers.

SATS Revision website links
Year Five / Six Spelling list
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