What are we doing this Term?
This term, Class 4 will be expanding upon our work with calculation and using formal methods to delve into fractions, decimals and percentages. Children will be able to apply previous knowledge of rounding, ordering and recognising the value of number in order to identify the relationships between these, as well as use their calculation skills to solve more complex problems. Children will also continue to dip into areas within shape and measure to help consolidate their basic understanding before moving onto this as our focus next term.As always, parents are welcome to request additional resources to be sent home in order to help support their child’s learning.
In English we will be focusing on Non-fiction writing through the mediums of newspaper reports, information texts and formal presentations before expanding upon our creative writing skills through story writing. We will continue to use current events to facilitate these opportunities and help provide meaningful motivation which engages and promotes the children to continually improve their skills. We will also begin reading “Kensuke’s Kingdom” as our class read which will also permeate into guided reading.
Science will focus on space, with children beginning to think more critically about our Solar system, the movement of the earth and how this impacts seasons, day/night etc. The children will be given opportunities to experiment with gravity and begin to develop a greater sense of what role this plays. Science will often also be taught through a range of more discreet lessons such as humanities too.
Throughout wellbeing, our children will begin to develop healthy coping strategies to manage their feelings and will learn to identify how being in touch with ourselves can help us become better as individuals. Children will also link wellbeing to physical movement in PE and will be able to identify and explain contributing and damaging factors of health and fitness, both physically and mentally.
Children will also be given the opportunity to demonstrate their entrepreneurial spirit through their involvement in “Pupil Profit” (school tuck shop). Children will be solely responsible for setting this up, with the guidance of staff and this will require them to work collaboratively whilst sharing a common goal. Children will need to develop communication, organisation and evaluative skills in order for this to become and remain successful. Each child will play a very important role within this and I look forward to seeing them become leaders of their success.
Year 6 Netball Lessons at The Snaith School