Welcome to 5/6 DW
This half term, we are thinking about developing our descriptive writing to make our characters and story settings as interesting and realistic as possible. After the half term break, we will be looking at modern classic fiction - focussing on Harry Potter and the magical world he lives in.
During the first 3 weeks, Year 6 will be focussed on their reading comprehension and SPAG in preparation for their SATS.
Year 5 will be learning about the different areas of geometry (shapes and their properties, how to draw and measure angles) and about measures (including finding the perimeter and area of different shapes).
Year 6 are currently revising hard for their SATs tests during the week beginning May 8th. Once they have taken their tests, their maths work will involve applying their skills in more practical ways to solve problems.
This term we will be focussing on Romans . Our topic work will include: the Roman Invasion of Britain; the Roman army; the differences between land use in the UK in Roman times and land use now; Roman food; what the Romans did for us and will include a school visit to a local area of significance in the Roman period.
This term we will be completing our studies on electricity - including an exciting experiment - and then moving on to think about different materials and their properties. This will involve some more practical activities - dissolving, melting and evaporating all appear in this area of science!
The children will use a variety of tablet apps to produce a multi-media presentation around their topic work on the Romans. Using apps such as Animoto, Popplet and Morfo, they will organise and pubish their work in i-Movie.
To support with changes to the PE timetable during some half terms, we ask if indoor and outdoor PE kits are brought in to school on Mondays and returned on Fridays. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit and footwear.
If children wear earrings, they must be able to withdraw them before the lesson as we cannot cover them up with plasters or surgical tape. Children are still susceptible to injury even when covered. If your child has recently had their ear pierced and require healing time, could you please send a letter with your child, including date of piercing, to excuse them from the lesson(s). If you are planning for your child to have their ear pierced in the future, please consider the above information with regards to missing PE sessions.
Days to make a note of
Spellings to be learnt are set and pupils are tested the following Monday. This will form part of their homework for the week.
Maths skills assessment. Assessments will be marked and sent home with answer sheets to support learning.
Times tables test. Marked tests will be sent home with children to practise.
5/6 DW will have PE each Wednesday afternoon.
'Grammar Hammer' is a weekly assessment for grammar skills. Assessments will be marked and sent home with answer sheets to support learning.
Times tables test. Marked tests shall be sent home with the children for practise.
5/6 DW will have PE each Friday afternoon.
Year 6 will be set pages to complete in their SATS revision books to be completed the following Friday.
Please note that reading records are monitored throughout the week and must be brought into school every day.