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Welcome back, Oak class! I hope you have had a pleasant summer and feel refreshed and ready for the exciting year ahead!

 

English

This term we will have a focus on beasts in our English lesson. This includes studying the novel King Kong by Anthony Browne and writing our own defeating the beast stories. We will explore the intriguing beasts on Skull Island and use our knowledge of these to write detailed non-chronological reports. After half term, we will read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Clockwork by Phillip Pullman and innovate these captivating novels.

 

Maths

The focus during this half term is place value and number. We will read, write and compare numbers up to 10 000 000. This understanding will provide a basis for our work using the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and support our understanding of rounding, negative numbers and the methods for mental calculations.

 

Science

The class will study the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function. They will relate this understanding to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans. In addition, the class will be expected to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

 

UK Military School

This term Year 6 will take part in the Military School programme, run by ex-Army personnel. This 12 week course aims to develop confidence, independence, belief and resilience.

 

Military school will take place every Thursday. Please note that P.E kit will be required for this.

 

For more information see www.ukmilitaryschool.com

 

Topic

The topic this term is Ancient Egypt. This topic enables detailed explorations of the geography of the area and the history of this period. To enhance the children’s understanding, a historian will be visiting our class, activities will include trying on Ancient Egyptian dress, learning about the Gods and Pharohs and creating realistic artefacts for our own class museum!

 

Homework

Homework will be set every Monday and is due back by Friday. There will be a weekly homework club every Monday to support children with this.

 

As part of the children’s weekly homework it is essential that children read aloud daily and practise the times tables (1-12) at home.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

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