Mrs Walker's Class 2019 - 2020

Mrs Walker

Welcome to Mrs Walker's Class

Year 6

 

Spring Term 2020

Welcome to the Spring Term of Year 6. This term will be a very busy and an important one, as we will be working extremely hard preparing for our Year 6 SATs in May. Although we will be working extremely hard for our SATs, we will also be having great fun along the way and we have lots of exciting work planned.

At the heart of everything we do, will be hopefully making your last year at Highfields a memorable one!

 

So what have we got in store for you in the SpringTerm?

We have some really exciting work planned for the Spring Term. We will complete our work on Ancient Egypt and then move on to studying our local area. We will study local art, pottery and artefacts. We will investigate the industry of the local area in the past -the coal mines and pot banks. We will look at the lives of the people who worked in those industries- their living and working conditions. We will discover local famous people -

Clarice Cliff

Josiah Wedgewood, Clarice Cliff, Reginald Mitchell- to name but a few!

 

Our Story Topic this term is Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and we will be using this text to inspire our writing and creative work.

 

Please take a look at our Spring Term Curriculum Planner to see what exciting work we have planned for each subject area.

 

 

This Week's Learning Journey

 

Date: Monday 20th January 2020

This week we will be learning about:

 

English:

Using Kensuke's Kingdom as a stimulus, discuss and plan arguments for and against Michael's parents taking him out of school and travelling around the world. 

Write a balanced argument- Sailing Around the World is a Good Idea or a Bad Idea? Discuss.

Use the mark scheme we created for a balanced argument to mark our own work.

 

Maths:

Problem solving involving multiplication of fractions.

Dividing fractions by integers.

Dividing fractions by fractions.

Fractions of an amount.

 

Science:

Investigate and explain how we know that the Sun, Earth and Moon are spherical.

Identify scientific evidence which does or does not provice evidence for an idea or argument.

 

RE:

 We will investigate how people are viewed differently by others. We will recognise that we all play different roles in life.

 

Computing:

Coding: We will create a program with an object that repeats actions indefinitely.

 

Geography:

We will look at the continent of North America and landmarks within it. We will identify the difference between human and physical features.

 

Music:

Learning the songs for our part in Annie.

 

Forest Fun:

Thursday PPA with Miss Astbury.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday. If completed sooner, then it can be handed in earlier. Maths homework will be set on My Maths ( if you do not have access to a computer please let me know). Grammar homework will be set in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book. Spellings and times tables tests will be set on the Brain Builder which will record the homework for the week and any extra information needed. Tests this term will be every Friday morning.

Please click on the pencil to download your homework Brain Builder 23-1-20

 

Reading Record Diary

It would be great if you could hear your child on a daily basis and fill in the diary every time. Also, pleases encourage your child to read independently and to record this reading time too. This diary will be beneficial to assess how much reading your child is doing.

PE Kit

Could we please remind you that PE kit is a yellow top with school logo , black shorts and trainers. If the weather is cold, please bring black track suits or black jogging bottoms( with school logo) and long sleeved tops in the school uniform colours.

PPA Activity

Our PPA activity this half term is Forest Fun on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that you have your appropriate kit in school.

Water Bottles

Please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school everyday and that it is clearly labelled with their name.

 

 

Parents Evening will be on Wednesday 4th March.

 

 

As a class, we are very lucky to be joining in with Alsager School's performance of Annie.

Our class will be performing in two songs and dances- see links below for music and lyrics to practise at home. We will be performing in a matinee performance at Alsager School for some of our classes and children from other local Primary Schools on Tuesday 25th February. We will be performing for parents on Friday 28th February at Alsager School from 7pm -9pm (we will need to arrive at 6pm).

**Information about how to purchase tickets will be available shortly.**

 

If you need to ask me anything or have any problems, I am always available before and after school. Please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

 

               

        

 

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