Spring 2



During the second part of the Spring term, we will be immersed in performing, evaluating and composing comic poetry.   Following on from this we will create then entertain with our myths and Legends, inspired by our class text this term - Catscape.  We will finish by informing the reader through balanced arguments.

Religious Education
Our opening unit 'Eucharist' asks the pupils to consider - 'Why are we happiest when we are united?' We will explore the importance of communion and how the sacrament unites God's people with the body of Christ.  Following on from this we will focus on the liturgical season of 'Lent.'  We will explore how loss and death bring about change for people and explore the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus which leads to new life. 
During the Spring term we will enquire into the relationship between area and perimeter and how some shapes are the same. Solve problems involving the calculation and conversion of units of measure. Remember metric measurements and know the difference between these and imperial.
Physical Education
Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure that your child attends school wearing the correct PE kit in order to participate in this fun, important and compulsory area of school life. 
Reading - Hearing your child read can be difficult at this age, but as often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to summarise what they have read so far. We are aiming for your child to read at home for 15 minutes, 5 times a week. Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success and discussed with your child each Friday. A minimum of 100 pages and a pass-mark of 80% quiz scores are expected.
Spellings - these will be issued each Tuesday then tested on the following Monday. Handwriting practice sheets will contain the spelling list and are to be completed and returned for the Monday morning test.  The school uses 'Spelling Frame' which supports the children's learning and this should be completed each week.
Maths - activities will be allocated weekly, using 'IXL.' Building effective routines now to ensure that homework is completed will ease the transition to Secondary school when the expectation is much greater.
In preparation for our SATs in May, practise test material will be sent home in addition to the weekly expectations.
Important Spring Dates
Monday 20th February - First day back
Friday 3rd March - World Book Day! 
Friday 31st March - Year 6 assembly 
Friday 31st March - Last day of term