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Miss Lembo, Mrs Dawes and the Year Six pupils

Welcome back! We hope you had a fabulous October break and are ready for a magical trip to Cherry Tree Lane this half term in Minotaur Class!

 

HT2- Are you Supercalifragilisticexspialidocious?

 

What a splendid topic it's set to be, from making kites and carpet bags to meeting the famous Mary! 

 

 

What's in store this half term?

English

Portal tales

Letters

Guided reading- Mary Poppins

Maths

Fractions, decimals and percentages

Averages

Science- Evolution and Inheritance

 

Recognising that living things have changed over time.

Genetics and variety in offspring

Adaptation and evolution

PE

Netball (outdoors on Tuesdays).

Gymnastics and dance (indoors on Wednesdays).

Please ensure the correct kit is in school on these days. Earrings must be taken out and long hair tied up. Year 6: this is your responsibility, not your adults'!

Computing

 

Spreadsheets

Geography

The Water Cycle

Rivers of the World and their uses

Features of a River

Erosion and Deposition

Dams

Art

 

Fabric designers

RE

The Christmas Story

Music

Using voices with control and expression

Gardening

Bulb planting and Classifying

History

The Suffragettes Movement

The Edwardian Era

The Changing Power of Monarchs

 

Spellings are tested and given out each Friday. These are the spellings which can be found in pupils' home school diaries and on the class page. Pupils will be given a list of words (which all have a similar spelling pattern or rule) each Friday which they will stick in their diaries.

 

Homework across school this year is heavily focused on three vital areas: reading, spelling and times table knowledge. We have purchased a reading 'SATs buster' book, which is compiled of ten-minute tests, for all Y6 pupils due to the positive feedback from pupils and parents over the past two years. Tests within the book will be set on specific weeks and a reminder of the homework can be found at the bottom of the class page. As the pupils are aware, we expect all Y6 children to be reading for pleasure on a daily basis. We advise that this is a mix of reading to an adult, to another family member or to themselves. Mrs Dawes checks planners every Friday to see who has managed to get their 7 reads recorded in their home school diary. The pupils who achieve this will be awarded 7 points on Class Dojo for that week.

 

Key dates this term

 

  • Wednesday 6th November- Mary Poppins dress up
  • Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November- Parents evenings
  • Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November- Sex Education
  • 28th November- Jingle Jog at Sherwood Pines (letter to follow)
  • 29th November- Winter Warmer
  • Friday 6th December- Panto in school for pupils
  • Thursday 12th December- School closed to pupils (polling day)
  • Wednesday 11th December- Christmas dinner and jumper day
  • Wednesday 18th December- Coffee and carols at 2pm. Come and join us for a mince pie and a sing-a-long!
  • Thursday 19th December- Christmas party day
  • Friday 20th December- Last day before Christmas (Christingle at 2:15pm for pupils)

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