Our Learning Experience this half term is Coast to Coast
The children will visit Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, where they will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the local coast getting an understanding of coastal landforms first hand.
Take home task:
To research a coastal area and present findings in own choice of form.
Hand in date: Monday 2nd July 2018
Week 1 – Zambia week
This learning experience will develop the children’s geographical knowledge and skills, their learning in science and their art skills. As a hook to the learning experience, the children will visit Lulworth Cove where they will explore the Jurassic coastline and be introduced to the language and features associated with coasts.
Weeks 3, 4, 5 & 6
During the next four weeks the children will study the novel ‘Roof Toppers’ to develop their vocabulary and compositional skills within their writing, they will also be focusing on performance poetry.
In geography, the children will investigate how coasts have been formed. Using images, they will find out about erosion and deposition and explain both of these processes. The children will also look at coastline hazards and incidents in the past that have dramatically affected the coast.
Within their science lessons they will be introduced to the water cycle and develop an understanding of how it works and affects us.
The focus for Maths will be securing their problem solving and reasoning skills by undertaking many different maths investigations.
During these final weeks the children will also have the opportunity to attend their Secondary School, as well as ‘Competitive Sports’ at King Arthur’s School and of course rehearsals for the year 6 production.
This week there will be the end of year production… as well as year 6 leaver’s assemblies. An emotional week for all involved!
We will be doing PE on a Wednesday and we will be swimming on a Friday. Please ensure that the children have all of the correct kit in school on these days and that long hair is tied back. It would be appreciated if children can have both trainers and daps as part of their kit so they have the appropriate footwear for both indoor and outdoor PE. We do not allow the children to wear earrings for PE so please can they be removed on these days or taped over.
Numeracy homework is given out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Your child should be able to complete this work independently as it will be based on work they have already done in class. It is also beneficial if all children regularly practice their times tables facts in order to improve speed of recall. This is a focus this year and children will be tested weekly through ‘Times Table Olympics’ to ensure that recall is quick and accurate. (No counting up on fingers allowed)
Children will be given 10 spellings per week for them to focus on both in school and at home; they must practise these spellings and be able to understand the word and write it in a sentence in their spelling homework book. On Wednesdays, these words will be tested. You will also find a copy of the Year 5/6 spelling on the inside cover of their spelling book should you wish to practice further words.
We are also encouraging all children to read to an adult at home; this needs to be recorded into the children's reading records. It is very important for the children to read regularly and understand their reading so that they can take the Accelerated Reader quizzes within school. When your child gets 85% or above in these quizzes, they are rewarded with a star which is put onto the class chart. We are aiming for 100 stars so that we can have a class treat!
We will be adding photos, news and pieces of work regularly to this page so make sure you come back soon.
Thanks for visiting.
Mrs Clifton (nee Miss Outram) and Mrs Tee