Welcome to the Wagtails!
Mrs Lock and Mrs Simpson
Thank you for coming to look at our class page. We hope that it will give you an idea of some of the things that we get up to, as well as lots of other important information for the term ahead. If you want to find out more about what we are learning this term then please take a look at our termly overviews.
Our topic this term is 'Where in the world is China'. Throughout the term, we are going to be learning about this incredible and vast country. We will learn about time zones and look at countries that are so large they have more than one time zone. We will also explore the human and physical features of China, and develop our understanding of tourism and its impact on China's economy. This will also link with our writing as we will use persuasive language and techniques to write a 'Come to China' tourist guide. Our art lessons will see us explore some of the styles and brush techniques that are typical of Chinese art. Art will also feature heavily in our RE this term as we explore the different ways that beliefs and stories from scriptures are communicated through the arts across the world's religions. We have a change to our PE slot this half term. Our Tuesday PE remains the same, but Thursday's session will now be in the morning at 10:30. We are very lucky to have a coach this term who will be teaching Y6 athletics skills so we will more prepared than ever for sports day events!
A few reminders
PE is on a Tuesday and a Thursday so children will require full school PE kit on these days, although it is best to keep it in school if possible. Children should be prepared for both indoor and outdoor PE, as this can change depending on the weather.
Maths, Grammar and Punctuation (set weekly, on a Wednesday, to be returned to school by the following Wednesday)
Children will be provided with a maths workbook, as well as a grammar and punctuation book. The children will be shown which activities to do each week. Spellings Children will also be set a spelling objective on a Wednesday, usually based on their work from that week. The children will then be tested on words, using this pattern, the following Wednesday, as well as words from the Year 5 and 6 spelling list and words from previous lessons. The children will usually mark their own homework so they have the opportunity to correct and learn from any mistakes.
Project-based homework will also be set at different points during the year. When completing projects, other homework will be adjusted to allow children adequate time at home to complete these. Our current project is World Book Day story jars; a chance to be really creative. Have fun!
Your child should be reading regularly at home and this needs to be recorded in their reading diaries. They should also be given the opportunity to read aloud to an adult and there are questions in their reading journals which parents can use to help develop comprehension skills.