Spring 1

Welcome to
Class 6!
 
Our class teacher is Mrs Spry.
Other adults in class are:
Mrs Archer and Mrs Stephenson.
Writing
 
During the first part of the Spring term, we will be immersed in performing, evaluating and composing narrative poetry.   Following on from this we will create then entertain with our adventure stories, inspired by our class text this term - Jaguar Stones - Middleworld by J Voelkel.
Religious Education
 
Our opening unit 'Local Church' asks the pupils to consider - 'Are books enriching?'  We will make links between scripture and Christian beliefs and give reasons for when and how Christians use the Bible.
Following on from this we will look at the 'Eucharist.'  Asking 'Why are we happiest when we are united?'
Maths
 
During the Spring term we will revisit fraction qualities to order, find equivalence and perform four operations involving fractions.  We will recall formula to solve problems involving area and volume before enquiring how ratio relates to unequal dividing.  Throughout the term the children will be given a weekly opportunity in mixed problem solving and reasoning.
Physical Education
 
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child arrives in school wearing their school PE kit.  The children should also wear their usual school jumper or cardigan on these days. PE will take place outside and children will be able to wear hats and coats until they have warmed up for this fun, important and compulsory area of school life.  
Homework
 
  • 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.
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday then tested on the following Monday.  Handwriting practice sheets will contain the spelling list and remain in school.  The children must access this list through Google Classroom.
  • Maths activities will be allocated weekly, using 'IXL' 
  • In preparation for our SATs in May, practise test material will be quarantined before being sent home and responses collected online.
Important Spring Dates
 
Tuesday 5th January - Remote learning begins!
 
Friday 12th February - End of Spring 1 term
 
Monday 22nd February - TEACHER TRAINING DAY
 
Tuesday 23rd February - Pupils return to school