Mrs Walker's Class 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Mrs Walker's Class
Summer Term 2021
Welcome back to the Summer Term and your last one at Highfields. As you know, the book that we will be studying this term will be Journey to the River Sea . It is one of my personal favourites and we have exciting work planned around it. Hopefully, we will be able to have some sort of end of year celebrations as you leave Highfields- we will have to hope and see!
At the heart of everything we will be doing over the next few months will be to make your last term at Highfields a memorable one!
So what have we got in store for you for the Summer Term?
We have some really exciting work planned. Our Story Topic Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson will be used as a stimulus for our work.The story is about orphaned schoolgirl, Maia, who, accompanied by her strict but kind governess, is sent to live with her ghastly relatives in South America. Unlike her nature-phobic relatives, Maia loves her exotic, colourful new world. The setting of the rainforest provides great opportunities for descriptive writing. Our Geography topic about the rainforest links really well with this book. We will be using the art of Henri Rousseau, who is best known for his rainforest and jungle paintings, as inspiration for our art work.We will also dip into The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, which is also set in the rainforest, and into the book Survivors by David Long. Both of these books, will act as a stimulus for our narrative writing.
We will continue our History topic on Vikings and the Anglo Saxons.In Science, we will be studying Living Things in their Habitats and we will be studying animals found in the rainforest. In RE, we will continue to look at the beliefs and practices of Islam and Christianity.
Please click on our Summer Term Curriculum Planner for more detail on the exciting work we have planned for each subject area this term
Why not take a look at our Annual Curriculum Planner, which is attached to the bottom of the page to see what we have planned for the whole year? ( Remember, because of Lockdown, we swapped some of the Summer term work into the Spring Term).
This Week's Learning Journey
Date: Week Beginning 21st June 2021
This week we will be learning about:
This week we will write memories from our time at Alsager Highfields.
Using our research about a rainforest animal that we completed a few weeks ago, we will write a scrapbook journal, as Maia, after a day spent travelling down the Amazon River. We will write in the first person and include lots of expanded noun phrases to describe what we saw.
We will continue to read daily in our Guided Reading session. Please ensure that your child is reading at least 4 times per week at home. Please fill in and sign the reading diary.
Let's see how many more reading millionaires we can have in our class.
We will be working from Maths No Problem.
We will continue translating shapes and will start to investigate reflection.
We will continue to practise our arithmetic skills each morning.
We will explain how living things are classified and use the Linnaean system.
We will continue to investigate Viking Longships. We will complete our fact sheet and then design a dragon's head for the front of a longship.
This week is Sports Day.
We will begin to create butterflies for a whole school display.
We will find out about the importance of the Qur’an in Muslim beliefs.
We will continue planning our text adventure using 2Connect.
Music and French will be taught by Mrs Godley.
PE will be taught by Mr Bundy.
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed for the following Thursday. 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. When the Grammar homework has been completed, please mark the work using the answers in the back of the book ( the books will remain at home). We will go through the answers in class before the next work is set.Bedrock will also be set online. 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.
Please click on the pencil to download your homework Brain Builder : 18-6-21
Reading Record Diary
It would be great if parents/carers could hear their child read regularly and fill in the diary every time. We would like every child to read a minimum of four times per week. Year 6 are encouraged to read independently also, and need to fill in their Reading Diary every time they read. Parents/carers should sign the book weekly please.This diary will be beneficial to assess how much reading your child is doing.
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.PE will be on a Monday and Thursday- at the present time, please come to school dressed in your PE kit on those days.
Our PPA activity this half term is PE and Music and French on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that you have your appropriate kit in school.
Please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school everyday and that it is clearly labelled with their name.Water bottles need to be returned home and washed each night.
Children have been asked to bring any equipment that they need into school in a wipeable pencil case. Equipment will be provided for anybody who needs it. Pencil cases will be stored in your child's own tray. Reading diaries and reading books will need to be brought in daily.
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-at the moment, with the current situation, this would best be done via email or by phone. Please email email@example.com
I am looking forward to working hard with your children during their final term at Highfields.
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