Owl Class - Years 4/5/6
OWL CLASS APRIL 12TH GALLERY
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Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to the summer term. This term our new topic is ‘Who were the Mayans?’. We will be finding out all about how and where this ancient civilisation began. We will find out about their culture, their mythologies and beliefs, their buildings and farming practices. We will also look at their coming into contact with European society, with the arrival of Christopher Columbus, and how this still affects the Mayans that are alive today.
In literacy we will be looking at newspaper reports, and writing our own reports about a very unusual event. We will then move on to story-writing, based on a real-life exploration of the Mayans’ homeland, the Yucatan Penisula. This will also include lots of work on punctuation and grammar.
In maths, we will work through the broader curriculum, covering every topic this term, as the Year 6 pupils prepare for the SATs, and help consolidate all these areas for the Year 4s and 5s.
In science, we will be looking at all living things and their habitats, before moving onto looking at our own species in more detail, and what makes us work.
Homework this term will continue to be focussing on the maths skills taught each week, and for some pupils there will continue to be an emphasis on knowing the times tables. Up to the week of the SATs tests (beginning 9th May), Year 6 pupils will be given homework that covers a wide range of skills, especially in the area of problem-solving. Extra SPAG tasks will also be given out up to this time, as needed.
Homework will be given out on Fridays, and books must be handed back in on Thursdays at the latest. Times tables and spellings tests will be on Thursday mornings.
Brass instruments should be brought in on Mondays, and PE kits on Thursdays. There is no swimming this term.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask, or leave a note in the Owl Class message book.
Teacher: Mr Haynes