Welcome back to Term 3!
Welcome to Term 3 and a Happy New Year to everyone. Firstly, let me express my gratitude and say a big thank you for all the Christmas presents I received. I was very touched by your kindness and am looking forward to continuing the hard work that we began in September.
Our Topic theme for the new term is Rivers and we will be continuing our adventures in the Americas along 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.
Supporting our English work will be the contemporary classic children’s story Holes by Louis Sachar As well as using this as a model for the children’s story writing, we will also be investigating the varied characters and their relationships within the text as well as how this narrative explores themes of injustice, racism and power.
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. We will celebrate this with an end of topic celebration towards the end of Term 3. I will confirm the date shortly.
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 2019.
Chris Trim – Year 6 Class Teacher