Welcome to Base 6!
What we are learning
In English this term, we will be writing an explanation text. This will involve the children creating and designing their own robot pets and explaining how they work. We are also receiving letters from an author, Sarah Todd Taylor, and will be writing our own letters to reply to her. Weekly spellings will be given on Thursday each week and tested on the following Thursday. It is important children are reading at home and that reading is recorded in their homework diaries. Children can record the reading in the diary themselves.
The children are focusing on all areas of maths and will be practising arithmetic weekly. We are focused on pushing our arithmetic skills and learning new methods for addition and subtraction that will help the children to solve larger calculations. We are also continuing to learn our times tables and have begun using times table rockstars at school. This is a website that the children have really enjoyed using to learn their times tables.
In the first half of the Spring term, the children will be learning about properties and changes in materials. In the second half of the term they will be investigating forces and magnets.
In History this half term, Base 6 will be learning about the Early Islamic Civilisation. We will be learning facts about life in that time and using sources to help us find out more about their lives.
Next half term in Geography, Base 6 will be learning about rivers and mountains. They will be expanding their vocabulary by using geographical terms and phrases.
We will be using the school values of collaboration and positivity this term. We will focus on building ambition and being proud of ourselves.
In RE we are learning about Hinduism. We are looking at how they celebrate important times in their lives.
The children are developing their dance skills this half term. They will also be developing their co-ordination skills during Fundamentals of PE and net and wall games. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school each day.
In Art, we will develop our drawing skills and painting skills through understanding tone and creating landscape paintings.
D and T-
In D and T, the children will be improving their cooking skills and designing and making their take on an Easter hot cross bun.
In computing this term, the children will be improving their touch-typing skills and continuing to learn about e-safety.
Tuesday and Thursday are our PE days this term. Children should bring their kit in on a Monday and take it home on Friday to be washed then return it the following Monday.
Spellings are usually set on a Monday and tested on Friday. The children need to practise their reading every day at home as well as continued practise of their times tables.