Class 6 Spring 2021
Please find below, lots of information that we will need this term.
Well done to everyone connecting to our Class Dojo system, enabling important and interesting messages to be shared as well as celebrating all the do-jo points being collected for amazing work, good attitude, great manners and stand out moments!
Please remember, all our COVID safety measures are still in place this term and we must continue to follow the guidance.
TOPICS THIS TERM
During this term we will begin a new Topic called ‘What makes our world?’ We will use this theme to find out about materials as part of our science work. We will learn to distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made as well as identify, name and describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials.
Later on after half term we will use compass directions (north, south, east, west) and locational language (near and far) to describe the location of features and routes on a map as we begin our Geography unit of work. We will also investigate places using world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries. We will learn to name, locate and identify the characteristics of the four countries and the capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.
Families and Celebrations
We will be learning that we all belong to a family, how we love and care for each other, how Jesus belonged to a family; to know what it means to belong to our church family; to know what happens at a Baptism.
We will hear how Jesus chose some of the first Disciples and consider how we choose friends. We will study the story of the Good Samaritan and reflect on the message it has for us as followers of Jesus and learn about what it means to be a good friend.
Our PE will begin with our Real PE units looking at balancing in different and safe ways. We will also be studying dance and how to be imaginative when performing and how to respond to art and music to plan and perform a dance. We will be doing P.E. on Tuesday. PE kits will be sent home with your child at the end of each half term to enable them to be washed thoroughly and are to be returned on the first day of the new term. Plain navy-blue jogging bottoms will be needed once the weather turns cooler as all PE will be
Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We will use Class Dojo to communicate comments about reading. When you read with your child at home, please message us on Class Dojo to let us know and we will give your child a Dojo point.
We will be continuing our hard work on our writing this term and will be learning and completing lots of important targets and objectives to help improve our writing. We will be continuing our work on using capital letters for names and at the beginning of a sentence more consistently and write, leaving spaces between words. We will use our phonic knowledge to help spell and read new words. We will use and apply the magic e rule to make a long vowel sound.
We will then begin to use some common prefixes and suffixes e.g. un-, -est, -er, -ed, -ing and we will continue to join two simple sentences using ‘and’ ‘because’ to join our sentences.
We will read and compare traditional stories and write describing words & punctuate sentences. We will then use role-play to understand character and plot and ensure web use capital letters for the names of people, places, days of the week, etc. Ensuring we punctuate questions with question marks and sentences with full stops and exclamation marks.
Please complete the weekly spelling assignment on Spelling shed each week.
We will also be completing lots more objectives in maths. We will continue to read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs. We will learn to represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20. We will understand how to add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero. We will move higher with our counting to 50 and representing numbers to 50. We will learn counting in 2’s and 5’s.
We will introduce measuring lengths and heights and measures using a ruler.
We will compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass or weight [for example, heavy or light, heavier than, lighter than] and measure and begin to record mass/weight.
For a general overview, please take a good look at our Curriculum Map!