Before SATs week we will be continuing to prepare the children for the tests.
- Using film clips as a writing stimulus
- Information texts
Grammar and Spelling:
- In preparation for the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests there will be discreet lessons focused on elements the children still struggle with. These will be integrated into their writing.
- Our focus this term will be on answering a range of questions in the SATs style.
- We will also be looking at book extracts and even a song or two!
We will be continuing with our focus on preparation for SATs style question, including occasional tests and feedback on how to solve the problems, in a variety of contexts.
- Addition and subtraction
- Common factors and multiples
- Averages, line and pie charts
Science: Our topic this half term will be evolution and inheritance
- Fossils provide evidence that living things have changed over time
- Over time the characteristics that are most suited to the environment become increasingly common
- Organisms reproduce and offspring have similar characteristics to parents
- Variation exists within a population (and between offspring of same parents)
- Organisms best suited to their environment are more likely to survive long enough to reproduce
- Organisms best adapted to reproduce are more likely to do so
PSHE: Our topic this term is looking at how to deal with anxiety and the pressure of testing. We will then move onto looking at ‘Changing Relationships’.
RE: Our topic this term is Rights of Passage.
Geography: Our topic this term is Mayans.
Art: We will be painting landscapes inspired by famous impressionists. Along with looking at sculptures from the Mayan civilisation.
Computing: Masters of the Digiverse Film Project
P.E: Athletics (Running and Jumping), Striking and Fielding Softball, Cricket & Rounders leading to competition
The children will also be starting to prepare for their end of year production.
Homework Routines are:
- English homework (reading, grammar or spelling based) and maths homework will be sent out Monday and due in the following Monday.
- Spellings will be set weekly.
- Reading should be completed a minimum of 4 times per week and the children, no matter how fluent a reader they are, should be heard to read by an adult and discuss the text to check their understanding.
- Times tables practice and related division facts should be done daily and recorded in the Home School Diary.