I hope you all have an enjoyable Easter break. Here are the curriculum notes for the first half of the summer term.
There will be a meeting on Tuesday 29th April (at 7p.m.) regarding the Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) programme and the lessons will take place during the first two weeks of the term. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting where we will outline the content of the lessons.
This year’s musicians concert will be on 7th May.
Everyone is looking forward to the trip to Chateau de la Baudonniere after the half-term break, where the children will experience a thoroughly enjoyable taste of France! I look forward to seeing you on the evening of 21st May (at 7 p.m.) when we will be able to give you details of the trip and answer any questions you may have.
We will also be starting our preparations for this year’s play, ’Alice in Wonderland’, which we will be performing at the Compass Theatre. The Year 6 play is a major production, so we will not be having a class assembly this term. Year 6 parents are traditionally very supportive of the play, helping with costumes, make-up and general supervision at the theatre. We shall write to you later in the term but in the meantime, if there is any way in which you are able to offer support, do let me know. I am always keen to hear from those of you who are handy with a needle!
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The focus of this term’s Drama lessons will be the Summer production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. KS
We will be beginning the class reader Carrie’s War and will relate this text to how the author develops characterisation, uses appropriate vocabulary and establishes and develops viewpoints throughout a text. We will begin looking at imagery in poetry. SS
The children will be writing some poetry of their own. This will include some work on personification and the use of similes and metaphors. We will also be looking at some of Shakepeare’s poetry. SS
Mrs. Savage’s Class
We will study the units and topics below:
Handling data: mean, mode, median and range; interpreting diagrams; describing probabilities.
Space, Shape and Measure: triangles; quadrilaterals.
Number: percentages, proportion; ratio.
Mr. Lewis’s Class
We will study the following units:
Number: percentages, proportion and ratio.
Space, Shape and Measure: Transformations including rotation, reflection, enlargement and translation; accurate geometric drawings.
We will continue to study ‘forces in action’ and will focus on performing whole investigations more independently. We will consider ‘Hooke’s law’ and will investigate the elasticity of spring and elastic bands. The children will continue to learn ways of handling data in the form of line graphs, and will include evaluation of methods in their conclusions.
We will be continuing our topic on Britain during World War 2 and looking in detail at the Blitz and how it affected children in particular. In addition to this, we will look at propaganda, rationing and the role of women during the war years. SS
We will conclude our topic of mountains by looking at the impact of tourism in mountain areas by considering the advantages and disadvantages of these activities. We will then have a couple of sessions discovering some geographical information about France and the region the children will be visiting later in the term. SAW
We will be completing the topic on discrimination at the beginning of the term and then will move on to Buddhism. This will include looking at how Buddhists understand suffering and how they show kindness. In addition to this we will look at the story of Siddattha Gotama and the four noble truths. SS
The long awaited and much anticipated trip to Château de la Baudonnière is almost upon us, so naturally the focus of all our lessons this half term will be practical preparation in order that your children derive the greatest possible benefit from the visit. Why not take a look at the Château website www.the-chateau.com where you will find lots of information, photographs, practical tips etc. There is even a dedicated parents’ area. Of course, I look forward to meeting you all at our informal information evening on 21st May at 7 p.m. when I will give you final information and answer any questions you may have. TMS
This half term we will begin by learning the different body parts and then move on to clothing. We will learn the names of various foods and drinks and role play ordering in a cafe. TW
The focus for this half term is the internet and the World Wide Web. The children will learn how they work and the differences between them. They will investigate the history of the web and learn how to programme in HTML. They will then use Google Sites to build their own web site. They may use Google Sites at home. We will review internet safety. MHL
This half term we will be rehearsing the songs for the Summer production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. RA
We will be researching and designing costumes and set for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and using it as a starting point for other designs. JT
PE & GAMES
The main focus during the first half of term will be on athletics and our preparations for Sports Day. The children will be introduced to some new events for Year 6s and develop their skills in all the events on offer at Sports Day. Their personal best will be recorded for each event and this data will then feed into the UK athletics primary awards scheme giving the children the opportunity to achieve bronze, silver or gold badges and certificates in the year 5 and 6 category. Boys and girls should wear summer sports kits next term; white polo shirts, black shorts/skorts with house stripes, white ankle socks and tracksuits. They will also be required to wear sunhats on hot days and have a water bottle to take with them. SAW