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Year 6 Spring Overview

We are looking forward to the start of the new term and all the challenges and opportunities that it promises. We shall be asking ourselves the key questions at all times: What are we learning? What skills are we using? Our focus in all we do is to reflect upon these issues and have an open mind set about our learning; mistakes are great if we learn from them, as they help our brain to grow.

In English, we will be producing a variety of pieces in addition to our weekly Writing Workshop; persuasive writing, discussion and poetry will be studied in particular. Our Reciprocal Reading sessions will continue daily, helping the children with a wealth of discussion and comprehension skills. Home Learning will continue to involve the specific year 6 spelling list and consolidate a variety of rules and patterns.

The maths curriculum is providing us with many opportunities to consolidate existing skills, as well as learning new challenging methods. Practical resources, partner work, small group work and home learning tasks will all help to contribute to the children’s success.

Our topic for the term is Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice. The children have already contributed to the planning stage; compiling a list of questions which they would like answered and discussing possible activities and scenarios for our Outcome on 29th March, to which parents are invited to attend from 1.30pm to 2.10pm or 2.30pm to 3.10pm. Geographical, historical, artistic, DT and computing skills will all be developed during these lessons.

Science will be taught by Mrs Sewell this term:  “Living things and their habitats” and “Electricity” being the topics; the latter linking with DT where the class will be creating their own buzzer game based on Iceland.

Our gym and dance skills will be developed in PE and Mrs Footer will, as usual, encourage some marvellous work in music lessons.

Mrs Foster is currently on her second school placement and will return to our class after half term.

This year, the spring term is very short! Clearly, opportunities for the children to consolidate and learn skills to achieve their full potential in SATs will continue to be covered both in class and as part of Home Learning. Your support in this matter is, as always, very much appreciated.

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