This week we have begun our learning in all curriculum areas. A curriculum map for this term as well as a homework web for this half term will be posted on this page. We are waiting for new reading diaries to arrive, but in the meantime, please make sure children continue to enjoy reading at home either with you, to you, or on their own for at least 10 minutes every day. At year 6 they should be starting to read for longer periods of time sometimes too to increase their stamina for reading longer texts. Each child will also bring home a list of spellings to learn each week - this week, these are spellings selected from the Year 3/4 statutory spelling list which they still need to learn.
We have immersed ourselves in the beautiful language of I am Cat by Jackie Morris - we will be writing poetry inspired by this wonderful text. We have been recapping on our place value knowledge from year 5 and have moved on to learning about numbers up to 10 million.
With Mrs Ware we are learning about particles in solids liquids and gases in science; speaking and listening in French about sports; learning all about computing systems and networks in computing lessons and learning a Bhangra/Street Dance fusion in our Monday PE lesson. The children are enjoying our futuristic novel called Phoenix. With Miss Ruby, the children have begun to learn about the Industrial Revolution and how it changed the day to day lives of the Victorian's. We will begin our art lessons , which will be a focus on skills and famous artists such as Claude Monet.
Congratulations to Heidi who was this weeks' Star of the Week.'. Heidi has displayed positivity, maturity and resilience this week particularly in Maths and English. All the class have been asked to rise to the challenge of being the oldest and most mature children in the school, to lead by example and remember our school values, respectful, ready and safe.
Children should have brought home their weekly spellings to learn for next Friday and their new homework topic web for this half term. Expectations have been explained to the children so if you have any questions please ask.
Have a brilliant weekend. Thank you.
Mrs Ware and Miss Ruby.
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