Welcome back to school. In the Spring term we will be basing our work around the topic ‘What a Wonderful World’.
In the first half term we will be exploring the wonderful world that we live in, looking at continents, countries and landscapes.
In the second half term we will be discovering the marvellous architecture around the world, studying different designs, significant figures in this industry, specifically focusing on bridges.
Where possible the literacy is linked to our topic. We will be using non-fiction and fiction texts to gain knowledge of our wonderful world. The children will be writing about animals, countries and even writing about their very own country – which will require them to be very imaginative!
In preparation for the SATs the children will be practising for the Reading paper and for the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling paper. There is no writing paper – the children need to evidence that they have met the Year 6 expectations in their everyday writing.
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 half term is ‘Animals including Humans’
Children will build on their knowledge and understanding of different systems within the body. They will research the parts and functions of the circulatory system. They will focus on how nutrients are transported around the human body. Children will explore how a healthy lifestyle supports the body to function and how different types of drugs affect the body.
After half term the ‘Forces’ unit will teach the children about balanced and unbalanced forces, gravity, friction and the use of mechanism. The children will identify forces and complete force diagrams. They will find out about Isaac Newton and his discoveries about gravity, completing a comprehension about his life and his work.