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Our class theme this term is Give Me Shelter
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be lost in London with no one to rely on but yourself? This term, the children will be exploring the serious topic of homelessness. Through their class novel, Street Child by Berlie Doherty, the children will discover how a child learns to survive down and out in Victorian London. This will lead to an introduction to charities and organisations that support the homeless. The children will take on the role of charity fundraisers and decide on ways that they can raise awareness for their chosen charities. We will be visited by charity representatives who will come in to speak to the children about their work, providing them with the opportunity to ask questions and see first-hand how they can change the world!
In the run up to Easter we will be undertaking ‘Great Egg Race’ challenges which will give us lots of opportunities to apply our science knowledge and understanding and our mathematics skills to a design technology challenge.
The values we are focusing on this term are Independence and Hospitality
We want everyone at St Thomas’ CE Primary School to have the confidence and ability to make informed choices about their learning and to recognise they are responsible for organising themselves (equipment, home-learning). We want everyone to have a go and never give up (resilience). Children will be encouraged to take an active part in their own learning and be able to discuss their preferences with both their peers and adults. We want children to love their learning, to seek out new knowledge for themselves and recognise when they are genuinely stuck and how to seek the help they need.
The Christian value we will focus on is hospitality so we will be considering the following ideas in our class:
This half term children in Year four will be working on the following objectives in the core subjects:
e.g. I know that she was scared because the texts says her heart was racing.
Brackets are used to add information to a sentence without changing its meaning e.g.
Sam (the boy from the school) helped me with my homework.
Dashes can also be used to add information to a sentence without changing its meaning e.g. she said – and I heard her quite clearly – that she would meet me outside the station at ten.
Semi-colons can be used to link two sentences on the same theme instead of using a conjunction e.g. She was very tired; she had worked late the night before.
Click here to read our termly overview for parents Spring 2 overview Year 6