Congratulations to Jack, who is named as Star Learner because he consistently works hard and he has also been sent to show Mr Grosvenor his excellent work on five occasions this year. What a Star!
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Amber and Jacob enjoy re-telling the story of Finn McCool
Teamwork is the key to a successful forest school
William investigates pond life
Tom, Harry and Zach get creative in the playscape
Welcome everyone to Term 6!
P.E is now on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We aim to be outside on both of these days, so please make sure your child has the appropriate clothing in school on these days.
Most of our learning in English this term will be looking at the features of myths, legends, fables and different versions of stories.
In term 5 the children really enjoyed using the Piano by Aidan Gibbons. The children have produced fantastic pieces of work in drama and in their books.
We will be continuing to work toward our targets and gearing up to demonstrate all we have learned throughout the year in a final big write.
Please see our reading and writing targets below.
|* I can learn and recite a range of poems from memory.
|** I can summarise a book that I have read in detail.
I will use extracts from the book to help.
|*** I can a range of book genre including:
|* I can identify, use and apply fronted adverbials.
|** I can identify, use and apply the present perfect tense.||*** I can identify relative, subordinate and embedded clauses and use them in my writing.|
In maths we are continuing to revise strategies for multiplication and division and will be applying these to solve word problems. We will be learning to recognise 3D shapes from their 2D representations. We will continue to work with fractions, relating our knowledge of factors, multiples and times tables and explore how fractions can be multiplied. As the unit unfolds, we will look at problems involving time. Using the 24 clock we will calculate periods of elapsed time. We will also be exploring data and interpreting line graphs that show a constant rate of change.
|* I can interpret and answer word problems.||** I can give reasons for my answer, using mathematical vocabulary.
(Greater than, less than, compared to, product, total, multiple and factor etc.)
|*** I can identify errors and use my knowledge correct them.|
In Humanities we will continue to learn about the Maya, their civilisation and lifestyle. We will be exploring how the people lived, their beliefs, the food they ate and their number system.
In term 6 we will continue learning about life cycles, but this time focussing on the life cycle of humans. We will be comparing the length of different life cycles and taking a few trips to the playscape to learn more about the life in our pond!
This term we will also be embarking on our first term of forest school. We will be exploring our Maya topic through a variety of outdoor activity and discussing lifecycles in the pond. Moreover, each week we will have a much deserved food treat. We also aim to build upon the communication skills that we started to develop on camp.
Rock on! We will be bringing our learning in music to a climax this year as we review our topics to date and learn and rehearse a showstopping new song.
In P.E. we will be working on our hand eye coordination in Golf. We will be developing our accuracy and working on our bowling skills in cricket.
In R.E we are learning about the story of creation and how it varies across different faiths. We aim to understand how these ‘tellings’ can help us to appreciate and live in harmony with our surroundings.
In P.S.H.E we are exploring a range of topic including healthy eating and the importance of role models to shape our understanding of the world and their influence upon us.
In Computing we will return to looking at code; using the resources at www.code.org. We will explore how computer programs are written and understand the importance of computer applications inthe modern world.
In French in term 6 we will be polishing up our French spelling skills for the Spelling Bee competition at the Norton Hill Languages Festival on Wednesday 6th July. Mme Collier always looks after us very well and we enjoy celebrating languages with year 5 children from other schools. Norton Hill has kindly provided a coach so there will be no cost to us; we will leave from Paulton and be back in time for the end of the day. A group of 30 from year 5 will go to support the spelling team and enjoy fun language workshops. We will be learning about Euro 16 and finding out about the teams and stadiums.
After the competition we will be looking at creating posters for one of France’s most popular drinks, Orangina!
Homework and spellings will continue to be set on a Monday and collected in/tested on Friday. Children should also be reading at home every evening and please show your support by signing the reading record book 3 times a week. Children will also be getting several opportunities to complete their Homework online via www.activelearnprimary.co.uk.
Mr Smith and Miss Burke
Online times tables games to help support children at home: