** Spring Half Term **
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
This is quite a short half term but we have plenty to cover!
We will be researching one of England's famous authors - Charles Dickens - in order to be able to write a biography about him. We will also look at his most famous texts and find out why his books were and are so popular. Hopefully, we will be able to go and watch the most recent film adaptation - David Copperfield at the Vue Cinema in Accrington.
As well as practising our arithmetic skills, we will also be covering:
Working out missing angles
Converting units of measurement
Studying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes
Finding the volume of 3D shapes
Finding the area of 2D shapes
History and Geography
We will studying the history and geography of Accrington, studying and comparing maps of Accrington from the past and present, finding out why Accrington's population grew so rapidly in the 1800's and looking at the retail use of the town centre now.
We will be examining reversible and irreversible changes.
Gymnastics and dance
Welcome back to school for this second half term!
Just a few reminders:
Class 5's swimming slot on Thursdays is now finished and will be replaced by outdoor P.E. (weather permitting). Indoor P.E. is scheduled for Monday afternoon. ** Please can we make an effort to have the appropriate indoor and outdoor P.E. kits in school all half term. **
The children made excellent progress in their swimming and I will report on their swimming capabilities as soon as I get it.
This half term we will continue to study kensuke's Kingdom and focus on writing texts that mix dialogue with action.
We will be studying fractions, percentages and decimals along with mental strategies for all the operations and practising our reasoning skills.
Mountains are the topic of study, including finding out: How they are made, the different kinds of mountains, where they are located in the world and the U.K. and hopefully we might be walking up one!
We will be investigating living things and their environments and specifically focusing on protecting environments from human activity.
Hello and welcome back to school, we hope you had a good holiday and are refreshed and ready for the new term!
As always, if you have any questions / issues please don't hesitate to contact me either before or after school.
Mr Hill & Mrs Safdar
What we will be covering this half term
We will be studying the above book and using it as inspiration to produce letters, persuasive texts, newspaper reports, poems and a short story.
In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of place value along with ensuring our times table knowledge is secure and applying this when tackling addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.
We will be studying the last years of the Anglo Saxon Kingdom, the reign
of Edward the Confessor and why the Norman Conquest happened.
Mrs Smith will be leading the class in exploring the importance of Harvest.
In Science we are looking at the human body, including the skeleton, the vital organs, muscles and the digestive system. We will also compare our bodies with that of other animals including invertebrates.
Below are links to really useful websites - if you find any others please tell me and I'll add them willingly!
Don't forget those video links at the very bottom of this class page!
Kind Regards Mr Hill
** YEAR 6 SPELLING ACTIVITIES **
Once you are feeling refreshed and ready to go I'm sure you'll have plenty of time over the Christmas holidays which you could fill with practising and improving your spelling! If you want to be SAT ready, have a book and a pencil at the ready and hit the link.
Class 5 are studying life in the Victorian period and particularly the living and working conditions of the time for millions of people.
Please click on the link below to see some pictures taken in 1877.