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Year 6 – Spring Term 2019 – 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 mindset 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, 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 Conflict: WW1 and WW2. The children have already contributed to the planning stage, compiling a list of questions which they would like answered during their studies. Geographical, historical, artistic, DT and computing skills will all be nurtured and developed during these mini-project based lessons.

“Light” and “Evolution and Inheritance” are our science topics this term. Our gym and games skills will be developed in PE and Mrs Footer will, as usual, encourage some marvellous work in music lessons. PSHE discussions will focus on the topic of relationships and expression of faith using art and drama will be studied in RE.

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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