Welcome to Term 4!
I hope that everyone managed a restful half-term and made the most of the surprisingly sunny days that we had!
Our English work this term will be based around an exciting children’s novel, Skellig, by David Almond. This novel explores how a young boy’s relationships with his family and friends are forever changed by the discovery of a strange, magical being in the derelict garage of the family home. Through reading this novel together, the children will be examining how authors develop characters by the poetic use of vocabulary in narratives and how they can use carefully crafted sentences to develop their own writing.
We will be starting our mathematics with work on measurement, which will involve maintaining the children’s fluency with place value and multiplication and division by 10, 100 and 1000. Work will be continuing with using the four rules of arithmetic for challenges in problem solving as well as embedding the skills the children have developed using fractions, decimals and percentages. Class work will be supported with regular homework on mymaths, from either Mrs Galligan or me as well as ad-hoc work for children who need practice in key areas.
For this term, we will be continuing the topic of Rivers. Having begun our investigations of the physical features of rivers we are now looking at life by the river, in the UK and abroad, and finding out more about now the needs of industry and concerns for the environment, need to be carefully balanced.
Our RE theme is Jesus, God’s Son. In this topic the children will learn that the miracles Jesus performed led many to believe that Jesus was God’s Son. They will reflect on the reactions of people to the miracles and come to know that opposition to Jesus’ actions led to his arrest. They will learn about the events of Holy Week and consider their importance for us. The children will also have the opportunity to follow the Stations of the Cross with Father Peter as part of our Lenten Reconciliation Service. As part of our Holy Week celebration, Eagle Class will be leading the school through an understanding of Jesus' sacrifice through the Passion Play, to be performed on Thursday 4th April.
As ever, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, especially with regards to supporting your children at home. Thank you once again for your continued support.
Chris Trim – Year 6 Class Teacher