Spring 1 overview
Our theme for this half-term is Earth and Space.
We will be exploring our Solar System and looking at the science of the universe. Our work will focus on the Earth, Sun and Moon, looking at their sizes, positions and relationships to one another. The topic has fantastic links with English, Science and Design and Technology.
As part of our learning we hope to visit Rossall School Planetarium.
We will complete a narrative unit of work focusing on legends. The children will read a variety of legends and write their own.
We will also complete a unit of work focused on writing persuasively linked to the UK.
In reading, we will study Wonder by R.J Palacio. This is a brilliant book with lots of important messages.
Our focus in grammar is consolidating the learning from last term and adverbs.
Please continue to read regularly with your child and sign their diaries three times per week.
Spellings will continue weekly and will be posted onto Seesaw.
Initially, we will complete our learning on multiplication and division before moving to fractions.
The children will identify, compare, order, add and subtract fractions. They will develop their ability to recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and learn how to multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.
In addition, the children will complete their learning on area ands perimeter with Mrs Donnelly.
Throughout lessons, the children will apply their learning in problem solving situations and be encouraged to explain their understanding.
In our RE work we are following the scheme 'The Way, The Truth and The Life'. Our new topic will be 'Inspirational People.' The children will look at Jesus as an inspirational figure and how he has inspired others to follow his example. We will cover key scriptures from the bible including The Beatitudes.
We will continue to worship and pray daily and each week a group of children will lead a class liturgy.
The children will learn about the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun. We will study the Sun, Earth and Moon in detail and carry out various scientific investigations. In order to support our learning, we hope to visit Rossall Planetarium.
The children will continue with swimming lessons on a Thursday morning.
On a Wednesday afternoon we work with Fleetwood Town on a programme called Move to Learn.
In Computing lessons, the focus is coding. The children will learn how computers use numbers to represent things such as how fast things are moving, and where they are.
Design and Technology
During Design and Technology, the children will design and create model satellites. They will work collaboratively and need to explain and reflect upon their design choices.
All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Dancing In The Street by Martha And The Vandellas.
The children will continue to follow the Minimus scheme with Mrs Donnelly.
Relationships and Health Education
We will continue to work through the 'Life to the Full scheme'
We will complete Spring 1 - UKS2 Module 2 unit sessions 1,2 and 3.
You may want to have a look at some of the resources we will be using:
Below is a link To access the online parent platform: www.tentenresources.co.uk/parent-portal
School Username: st-johns-fy6
School Password: john-6
This half term I would like the children to make a model of the solar system. I will provide them with some ideas during class. Please could this be handed in by Thursday 10th February.
Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mr P. McGrath