St Pauls CE Primary School

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Year 6: Everest Class

Welcome to the second half of spring term

In writing we will be focusing on Ernest Shackleton’s journey to the South Pole. We will be using two texts, firstly Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill and secondly Ice Trap by Meredith Hooper. These non-fiction texts will support recounts, persuasive writing, motivational speaking, fact files and research. It will mirror the learning we do in geography and contribute to our class display; tracking the incredible journey Shackleton undertook. Within SPaG the focus for this term will be on clauses within sentences (subordinate, relative, embedded); the perfect form of English to mark time and cause (showing the correct tense) and the use of the passive voice.

In maths we will be focusing on calculation, ratio and proportion, 3d nets, shape and volume, Pie charts and properties of circles, multiplication and division of fractions, sequences, Roman numerals, and number investigations.

For topic we are studying geography, the significance of longitude, latitude, the tropics and equator. Following on from this we will be looking at the continents, key countries and key human and physical geographic features within. We will then be focusing on Britain to understand its key geographical elements. Finally the children will be plotting a path from Britain to the South Pole to plot the route Shackleton took.

For science we are studying electricity. We will be looking how lamps or buzzers can be affected by the voltage in a cell or circuit; comparing variations in the behaviour of lamps and buzzers dependent on how circuits are built and represent this with the correct scientific diagrams.

In computing we will be using Kodu to code and debug programs.

In art we will be concentrating on our wearable art DT project. This will include research into recycled products, designing a product, learning skills to create and then make the product. Lastly evaluating how successful the finished item is.

In RE our topic is the Easter story

For PE we are studying football. This will involve learning control, short & long passes and working together in attack and defensive formations

Please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for these lessons, PE has now moved to a Tuesday. If your child is participating in PE, please provide a letter with reasonable detail.

Finally in PSHCE we are looking at identity, society and equality. This includes learning about people who have moved to Camden from other places, (including the experience of refugees); about human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and about homelessness

Our trip next half term is to the V&A to study different designs of clothing to inspire the children for their wearable art project. This will be the third week of this half term

 

Homework:

This is given out on Fridays and returned on Tuesdays.

Spellings will be given out on Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday.  Please support your child in learning these. 

 

 

Homework

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Friday 20th April 2018 & Other sheet