Wb 15th March
Date: 16th Mar 2021 @ 5:44pm
It was lovely to welcome the children back to school last week. They have quickly settled back into their timetable and routines and have enjoyed seeing their classmates again.
In maths, we have gone back to the beginning of the area, perimeter, volume unit of work that we started in lockdown, although we are now back working in Power Maths books so we have a had a bit of revision too. Knowledge of times tables is one of the things that children should still be ensuring that they practice regularly at home including Times Tables Rockstars.
In English we have begun working on a super book called ‘The Arrival’ by Shaun Tan. This gives plenty of opportunity for imaginative and creative writing as it has no written narrative in it. It is particularly good for vocabulary development. We have been working on suffixes in spelling as well as making sure we are learning the Y5/6 spelling list.
In guided reading, we are coming towards the end of this term’s story ‘The Boy at the back of the Class’, which the class have really enjoyed. I will let you know the title of the summer term guided reading book before Easter holidays.
In RE, we are looking at the Resurrection story in conjunction with a unit of work on Salvation. Last week we looked for evidence in the Gospels of the Resurrection and considered what this meant for our own beliefs.
In geography the children focused on mapwork and investigated where the places are that refugees are currently fleeing from.
Our PE unit of work is football although the children have also asked if they can alternate this with dodgeball so we are doing that this week.
Last weeks science was revisiting different kinds of circuits and revising our knowledge of the electrical vocabulary. We looked at series and parallel circuits and learnt how to draw circuit diagrams using symbols.
Spanish starts again this week. We missed it last week due to our science day on Chemistry with Cabbage. This was, as always, a highly enjoyable day for year 6 – I hope they told you all about what they had learnt when they got home.