Welcome back to school. I hope you have had a lovely Easter holiday. It is hard to believe that we are now in the Summer Term!
Our topic this half term is called ‘Near and Far’. In this topic we will be exploring the tragedy that was the sinking of the Titanic. What year did the tragedy happen?
To begin the term, in Literacy, we will be continuing to revise grammar devises and practising recent years reading comprehension tests in preparation for the SATs commencing the week beginning 14th May. Since Christmas the children have been completing independent writing tasks alongside their revision, this is to allow me to assess whether your child has successfully met and is applying the end of year expectations for writing. The independent tasks will continue throughout the term.
Where possible the literacy is linked to our topic. We will be using non-fiction and fiction texts to gain knowledge of the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic.
In numeracy we will be working towards securing and exceeding the Year 6 expectations. We will begin the term by securing our knowledge of decimals, percentages and fractions.
The children will be preparing for the SATs. The maths SATs compromises of an arithmetic paper and two problem and reasoning papers.
A problem for you:
Rachel and Sarah started out to visit Grandma. They drove for 50 miles and stopped to rest before driving for 30 more miles. They decided to go back 10 miles to a restaurant they had seen. After leaving the restaurant, they drove 80 more miles to Grandma’s house. How many miles did the girls drive on the way to Grandma’s house?
Our first Science topic for this term is Evolution and Changes.
In this unit children learn to:
• recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
• recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
• identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
For PE, we will be doing various outdoor games.
Where possible we will discuss the function of the heart, lungs, blood when carrying out exercise and discussing health and fitness.