Class Teacher - Miss Knott
Teaching Assistant - Mavis
This term we will be using the picture book Flotsam by David Wiesner to develop inference and creative writing skills. We will produce some factual writing about the journey of a river focusing on writing in a formal style and using text layout effectively. Then we will conclude our water topic inspired work with some performance poetry and written poetry using figurative language.
After half term, we will further develop reading skills through an in depth- study of the novel Viking Boy by Tony Bradman. We will use this as a basis for writing our own characters and developing narrative plotlines.
In maths, we will consolidate and develop our understanding of place value up to ten million. Following that, we will learn to calculate with negative numbers and to solve problems involving negative values. We will then use formal written methods to calculate number operations including long division for year 6.
This term we will be studying forces and carrying out a number of different experiments and investigations involving air resistance, water resistance, friction and pulleys and levers. The students will develop their understanding of scientific enquiry methods as well as develop their teamworking skills through group planning.
Our topic this term is water for the first half term and then the Vikings in the second half term. We will be studying rivers, oceans and lakes and will look in detail at some of the areas of water in Malawi.
We will be using watercolours to create impressionist paintings based on the work of Claude Monet including building skills in colour mixing. We will also make observational drawings of fish and try the Japanese art of Gyotaku ( printing using fish).
Working in groups, we will continue to develop swimming skills and build up speed and stamina by improving technique.