Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Term 6

Term 6


Welcome back to Term 6! We hope that you all have enjoyed a restful half term and are ready for an busy final term ahead. This is due to be a really exciting term for Year 6 as we make some fabulous final memories of primary school! 


This term we are studying the Maya in History and English. We are going to be using our History learning about the Maya to help develop different styles of writing. We will explore their major achievements, settlements, societal structures and belief systems, using this to create a non-chronological report and an explanation text. We will build up to our final unit pieces, comparing the legacy of the Maya to our Year 5 learning on the Vikings and answering the question, “Why should we study the Maya?”



This term we are continuing our explorative maths challenges, seeing if children can put their skills to the test to solve real-world questions.


In the wider curriculum this term, we are studying:

Science: Light

DT: We will be designing and producing a “come dine with me!” experience, with children cooking and creating their very own starter, main course or dessert and working together to make a meal to share!

PE: Cricket and athletics


Home learning books are to be brought to school every Tuesday so that homework can be checked and the new tasks can be given out. The homework grid for the term can be found in the first page of the book and is also available online in case it should get lost. Reading Records are to be brought into school every day this term please so that we can track our '5 Star Readers' and any reading completed in school can be added. Thank you in advance for your support with home learning and reading at home. Please do remember that home learning is now compulsory, until the end of the year. 


Finally, PE days this term are as follows: Monday and Friday. We are doing cricket and athletics this term and children can come into school wearing their PE kits on PE days. 


Finally, congratulations to those children who received star awards and unsung hero awards at the end of Term 5 - we are very proud of all your hard work. Take a look at the latest celebration newsletter for more details of our winners!


Thank you for your continued support. Please never hesitate to contact either of us via our emails should any questions ever arise. 


Mrs Burrell & Mr Godden