Welcome to Term 3!
Our Topic theme for the new term is Rivers and we will be returning to Brazil and the mighty Amazon, as well as the slightly less mighty but nonetheless important, River Medway. We will be looking at the geographical features of these and other important local waterways. Please take a look at the medium term plan that I have put on KLZ for more details.
Leading our river-themed work is the classic children’s story Swallows and Amazons. As well as using this as a model for the children’s story writing, we will also be investigating the rich and challenging vocabulary of the text and how this narrative from 1930 fares in the light of changes in gender roles and our understanding of different cultures.
Mathematics work will continue to explore decimals and percentages and the children’s skills in applying the four rules of arithmetic across these and other concepts. This will be followed by work on algebra, measurement, including area and perimeter, and ratio. The children will continue to be well supported in class but, in order to encourage rapid progress, we will be starting a regime of overnight homework to help children practice their skills if needed. Your support with this is much appreciated.
Our RE theme is Exploring the Mass. In this topic the children will learn about the different parts of the Mass, particularly the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. They will learn about the first Passover and show an understanding of the links between it and the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples. They will reflect on the importance of the body and blood of Christ for Catholics. The date for our end of topic celebration is Tuesday 6th February at 3:00 p.m.
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 support and I look forward to a successful continuation of our work as we begin 2018.
Chris Trim – Year 6 Class Teacher firstname.lastname@example.org