Spring 1 2019
In Literacy, we will begin by spending two weeks writing a non-chronological report about the Victorians. The children will be learning skills such as technical vocabulary and passive voice and also researching the Victorians and making notes under sub-headings. They will then be writing their own reports using the skills they have learnt and the notes they have taken. We will then be reading the text ‘One Silver Bullet’ and our Literacy work will be based on this. The children will be creating a story mountain where they will be thinking about key events and summarising the plot of the story. They will then learn and use a variety of writing skills including punctuation, sentence types, atmosphere and tension.
Our art lessons this half-term will be focused on fineliner werewolves. The children will be practising and applying a range of skills including sketching and experimenting with fine linear techniques. The finished piece will be their fineliner werewolf!
We are learning about Online Safety this half-term. We are following the Ashbourne Primary scheme of work which can be found by going to the main website page and selecting ‘Information for Parents’ followed by ‘Online Safety’. We will be looking at how we can protect out private information and also how we can use the internet safety and responsibility. We will also be looking at social media sites and online games and the age ratings for these.
Outdoor PE this half-term is Netball. We will be using and applying skills such as throwing, catching, defending and attacking to team games. In Indoor PE, the whole school is taking part in an intra-school dance competition! Each class will be coming up with their own dance that they will perform in our dance competition on Tuesday 26th February.
Spring 2 2019
In Literacy, year 6 will be studying the play ‘Hamlet’ by Shakespeare. They will be creating a story board of events before writing their own newspaper article about the fight scene and also a letter from Ophelia to her father, Polonius. They will also be encouraged to use Shakespearean language in their writing.
Year 6 have an RE based topic this half-term. We will be looking at ‘Faith through the Arts’. The children will be taking inspiration from a range of religions for their art work. They will be studying how artists express themselves through the work, leading to the children themselves expressing their feelings and emotions through their artwork.
Outdoor PE this half-term is OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities). In Indoor PE, year 6 will be aiming to improve their fitness through a range of activities.
Please read at home at least 5 times a week and sign reading records.
Please practise times tables at home regularly. Here are some useful links to help with times table practise: