Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School
Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand
Welcome to Term 6 - we can't believe it's here already!
Term 6 is going to be another busy term - there is so much to look forward to! Our topic is: Discovery!
This term in English, we will be learning all about the Titanic. The children will learn to write newspaper reports and will write an informal letter, as though writing as a passenger from the ship. They will debate about who is to blame for the failings on the ship and finally decide on which laws should be changed as a result of their findings. In reading practice sessions, the children will be reading Wonder, by RJ Palacio. They will share their opinions about the themes and messages of the book and even make up their own precept.
This term in Maths
Science this term is about Animals, including humans. We will be continuing our work on life cycles by looking in detail at the different stages of a human's life cycle, including childhood, puberty and old age. We will supplement this with Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). The children will have the opportunity to do an investigation, interpret data and create fact sheets.
Our Topic lessons have a Geography focus this term. The children will be looking at river features, locating rivers of the world and thinking about what the impact is of flooding. They will also be finding out about why volcanoes and earthquakes happen and the effects of these.
In Art, the children will be
In R.E, the children will be
Our PE days are Tuesday (health-related fitness) and Thursday (dance and Danish longball). We are hopeful for sunny weather so we can get out on the field during our PE lessons. Please make sure the children are wearing suncream if it is a sunny day and that all kit is labelled - we always seem to find some items of clothing discarded in the classroom without a name on it!
Each week we will be asking children to complete a range of pieces of homework which will cover maths, reading, spellings and topic.
Maths - Every week, MyMaths is updated with activities that are relevant to the topics taught in class. Before completing these activities, the children should read through the teaching slides to remind and support them in their learning. The children should also be regularly logging on to Mathletics to retain speedy recall of all the times tables up to 12x12.
Reading - We expect the children to be reading for at least 20minutes a day. It is very good practice for the children to be reading with an adult so that discussions and questioning can clarify meaning and spark further interest. We ask that when reading (whether your child reads independently or with someone) you sign their reading records. This shows us that the children are completing their learning and indicates to us who needs further support or encouragement to read in school. Reading Record Books are reviewed every Monday.
Spellings - Every Friday, the children will have a spelling lesson, in which they learn a spelling rule and think about words that relate to that rule. They will then receive a list of spellings which apply to this rule. We expect the children to practise these spellings and learn the spelling rule, ready for our quiz on the following Friday. If they are able to remember the spelling rule, they are able to apply it to new and unknown words.
Topic - Every term, the children will receive a topic grid with provides them with a range of activities relating to that term's topic. The children are welcome to complete as many as they wish!
As always, please check the website and Class Dojo regularly for updates.
Mr Lines, Mrs Williams and Mrs Lloyd