This half term, the novel we will be focusing on in our English lessons will be ‘Pig Heart Boy’; a thrilling and heartfelt story about a boy, whose only chance of living is a pig’s heart. We will study the book in depth, using a variety of Talk for Writing techniques including: role-play, word games and story maps. Once the children feel confident, we will embed opportunities for them to write independently.
In Maths, 6B will be focusing on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be using the concrete resources within our classroom to ensure we have an in depth understanding of these strands, before we move onto more reasoning based questions. To help with our fluency within Maths, we have been encouraging the children to use Times Tables Rockstar’s at every opportunity!
In P.E we will be focusing on Invasion Games. ‘Invasion game’ is the term used for any game where the aim is to attack an opponent's territory and score a goal or point. Each lesson will usually consist of teams with equal players and be focused on teamwork, keeping possession, scoring and defending. P.E. is every Tuesday afternoon, so please try to make sure your child has a suitable P.E. kit in school.
This half term children focused on the unit ‘How Different Religions Celebrate Marriage ‘. This will help to develop childrens' knowledge and understanding of religion, religious beliefs, practices, language and traditions and their influence on individuals, communities, societies and cultures.
In ICT we will be focusing on the importance of E-safety (E-safety or online safety relates to the safe use of technology and the internet) to ensure they know how to act safely online.
Tips on how to keep children safe online:
- - Ensure privacy setting are enabled on children’s devices and apps to give them more protection online.
- - Ensure that children are only accepting friend requests or speaking to people they know and trust.
- - Never let children download files from unknown sources and make sure they ask permission before they try to download something.
- - Give children training to ensure they know what to do if they’re being bullied or feel threatened whilst online.
- - Make sure children know who they can talk to about cyber bullying or if they are unsure about something online.
This half term, we are extremely lucky to be welcoming a tutor from ‘Wider Opportunties’ to give us lots of memorable and exciting learning opportunities in Music. We will be learning to play music on the Djembe drum as well as learning how they were used as a form of long-distance communication between tribes based far apart, and for storytelling and entertainment.
The inspiration and power of the arts play a vital role in enabling our children and young people to enhance their creative talent and develop their artistic skills. This half term we will be focusin on ‘Emotional Art’ which plays a central role in shaping our sense of our personal, social and cultural identity.
In Spanish this half term, we will be re-capping what the children have already learned in previous years, as well as learning the Spanish terms for a variety of food and drink. We will then use a variation of word games and role-play to fluently express these Spanish words and phrases.
Careers will be the focus in PSHE, this half term. As children embark on their journey onto High School next year, we feel it is important to begin discussing with children, their hopes and aspirations for their futures – the skies the limit!
Homework will be given out every Friday and will be expected to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Reading books can be changed at any given time, providing the book has been read. I would encourage you to listen to your child read, read to them or give them a chance to read, at every given opportunity.