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.
World Book Day
Maths Cluster Event
Should ball games be allowed every break time?
This Term's debate was very controversial but saw some fantastic persuasive skills being used both in the children's writing and in their discussions with each other. Watch our video to get a bit of an insight into some of the points we raised!
Chinese New Year
Holocaust Memorial- Did the Shoah make it impossible for Jews to believe in God?
On Tuesday 14th January Rawcliffe and Rawcliffe Brige joinded together for a maths day/morning.The first thing we did was we got in pairs and walked to Rawcliffe Bridge. When we arrived, we dropped off our buddies at the Reception Class and then we all walked down to the hall. We took off our coats and started the morning.The first thing we did was pick a random number from minus one hundred to one hundred [without telling anybody our numbers!] Then we tried to line ourselves up using mathematical vocabulary, without telling our numbers to anybody. If we got caught we would have been out, but we only got 5 minutes! We nearly got the numbers in the correct order but we needed a bit of practice. After we had warmed up, we got ourselves into little groups. The teachers handed out some challenge sheets. We had to work together in groups to calculate, measure and prove we could answer the challenges. It was really difficult but fun getting work with different people!
- Ruby H (Y5)
Year 6 Netball Lessons at The Snaith School