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In Maths, we will be continuing to secure children's understanding of: Number and Place Value (including fractions, decimals and percentages), Algebra, Measurement, Ratio and Proportion, Geometry (including properties of shape, position and direction) and Statistics.
Please encourage your child to revise any key areas they are finding difficult at home. They can use their revision guide books that the school has provided them with.
In English, we will begin the Spring term by studying the well-known Shakespeare ply, 'Macbeth'. Children will begin by researching William Shakespeare and writing biographies about his life. We will then move onto looking at an adaptation of the play and the children will be doing loys of writing on characterisation, setting and atmopshere.
In the second half of the term we will be studying, 'The Adventures of Odysseus'. The children will be creating and writing their own myths as well as making cross curricular links to our topic, Greece.
Grammar is a very important focus in the Year 6 curriculum. Please support your child by encouraging them to play some of these games.
Our Topic this term is:
During the first half of this term the children will be focusing on Geography. They will be locating Greece on a map and identifying the physical and human features of the country. We will also be extending their geographical understanding and vocabulary using terms such as: biomes, vegetation, longitude, latitude, tropics and equator.
In History, children will be studying the Ancient Greeks. We will also be looking back at when and where the Olympics originated.
In Art and DT, we will be studying the work of Greek sculptors and creating our own Greek Gods using clay.
PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school every day and that it includes a tracksuit or similar warm trousers and top for any Rugby sessions.
Earrings should be removed for PE.
Year 6 children have now been given revision books to work from. These focus on Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Children will be given a new page, from each book, to work through each week. Work is set on a Friday and it is expected that the books are then handed in by the following Thursday.
Spellings will continue to be set on Monday and tested on a Friday. In addition to this, children also need to be learning the Year 5/6 spelling list.