Spring collection

This term, 6M and 6J will have P.E on Tuesdays and 6V will have P.E on Thursdays. All classes will take part in badminton and dance during this term. Could you please ensure that children have appropriate kit in school.

Computing This term we will be investigating networks, such as the internet, and how hyperlinks work. We will also be looking at different search engines and how to use them effec- tively.

English in Year 6 will be predominantly based around

This topic is all about ‘Water’. We shall look at The Water Cycle; water conservation; biomes (habitats); rivers and associated terminology; local history of canals; industrial settlements near rivers and looking at ‘Water Aid’”.

our topic, using the “Talk 4 Writing” approach. This

term’s genres include newspaper reports, biographies,

and persuasive and discursive writing. Additional writ-

ing will also be completed during Topic lessons. There

will also be an emphasis on reading comprehension,

This term we will be focussing on “Why Hindus want to be good” (Hinduism) and “What makes Sandwell a more respectable community” (many religions).

We will be completing the design process for a piece of craftwork in Art and Design this term, beginning in sketch books to generate ideas, before developing and refining their designs further. At the end of the process, children will have the opportunity to evaluate their work and make suggestions for improvements.

spelling and grammar.

We will be continue to improve our French conversational vocabulary, particularly related to school, and our speak- ing and listening skills.

We will be continuing to build upon the knowledge from Year 5 throughout the Spring Term, focusing in particular on fractions, decimals and percentages, along with shape, space and measure topics. We will also increase the children’s exposure to previous SATs questions to prepare them for SATs testing.

In Art, we will be concentrating on creating sculptures using the work of Eadweard Muybridge, Antony Gormley and Alberto Giocametti. We will be inviting parents in to come into school to attend “inspire workshops”, working alongside their children.

During the Spring term, we will be looking at what it means to keep ourselves healthy. We will look at essential life skills that we need to apply to keep our minds and bodies healthy.

Much of this topic will be geographical based around the Water Cycle , river, canals and human settlements.

The focus for this term will shift to ‘Light’ and ‘Electricity’, where the children will be exploring how electricity is generated and creating circuits practi- cally. Our topic on light will give opportunities for ex- perimenting with how light travels and how obstacles change this, as well as how shadows are formed.

Music will entail listening, appraising, composing and singing along with “Happy” by Pharrell Williams.

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