Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Term 6

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!


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 they are 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, writing a final persuasive piece. In Reading Practice, 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, we will be looking at decimals, negative numbers and units of measure, capacity and volume. 


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 Relationship and Sex Education (RSE). The children will have the opportunity to do an investigation, interpret data and create fact sheets. 


Our Geography lessons have a desert focus this term. We will focus on the Mojabe desert in America and looking at the physical features, animals that inhabit this type or biome and the threats facing the desert. 


In Art, the children will be relief printing, using Anglo-Saxon patterns as our inspiration. In R.E, the children will be looking at the five pillars of Islam. 


Our PE days are Tuesday (cricket) 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!



Please look at the home learning letter (on the class pages) for information on homework.

As always, please check the website and Class Dojo regularly for updates.


Many thanks,

Miss Llewellyn, Mrs Williams and Mrs Lloyd