In Term 4 Year 6 will continue to study Seen But Not Heard (life for children in Victorian times)Websites to explore with your child:
We have a couple of trips coming up this term:
Oxford Castle on 11th March
and Junior Citizens on 22nd March.
Please look out for letters with further details.
Block D—calculating, measuring and understanding shape
Block E—securing number facts, relationships and calculating
In both units, we will concentrate first on practising the skills, secondly on applying them to problem solving and then move onto investigative work. There will be increased emphasis on solving word problems. We will continue to spend time looking at past SATs papers.
Understanding English, Communication and Languages
Literacy—balanced argument, descriptions, reading and interpreting poetry
We will continue to spend time looking at past SATs papers, especially reading
French—asking for drinks and snacks, using Euros, dates and names of festivals, parts of the body, sports
ICT— web-based research; simple spreadsheets, creating and interrogating databases. We also plan to do more work on animations, once our technical problems have been ironed out.
Historical, Geographical and Social Understanding
Victorians—continuing our work from Term 3; more research into the everyday life of Victorian children, rich and poor. We will look at case studies of Victorian child prisoners from the Oxfordshire archives. There will be a further Balloon Debate on child labour.
Understanding Physical Development, Health and Well-Being
PE— team games: netball, volleyball and football, with a focus on how a team works effectively together; PE is on Thursdays and Fridays this term. Please make sure you have your PE kit, including suitable outdoor shoes, on these days.
Good to be me— accepting yourself for who and what you are; standing up for what you think and realising that the majority view is not always right; recognising when you are feeling worried and knowing what you can do about it.
Themes and issues around Easter:
Palm Sunday—qualities of Kingship
Last Supper—sharing and betrayal
Garden of Gethsemane—struggle and choices
Crucifixion—forgiveness and suffering;
Scientific and Technological Understanding
More about dissolving
Separating different mixtures
Making and justifying predictions
Designing own experiments and carrying out a fair test
Presenting results in computer–generated and hand-drawn graphs; using these to make predictions and generalisations.
Understanding the Arts
Exploring cyclic patterns, rhythm and pulse, using music from different cultures.
Art and DT
Using print techniques to emulate engravings.