Hello Onyx Class and Happy New Year.  I hope you and your families are all happy, healthy and safe. Things are a little bit different this Spring Term as the majority of you will be spending time learning remotely from home. The aim this term is to cover as many of the objectives you would have covered had you been in school to ensure that good progress is still made and you have access to a broad, creative and fun curriculum.

English

This term in English we will be studying Narrative Units including the texts ‘The Templeton Twins’ and ‘Fly Me Home ’. We will be writing across a range of fiction and non-fiction genres as well as working on spelling, handwriting and grammar. We will also be looking at a number of stand-alone texts in  reading comprehension lessons to help prepare us for our transition to secondary school.

Maths

This term we are going to be revising all areas of learning that we covered in the Autumn Term as well as introducing some new learning in order to ensure we haven’t missed any areas of the curriculum at the end of Year 6. There will be a real focus on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will consolidate and then build on our Maths knowledge and apply these skills to real life problems. Remember it is really important that your child can confidently recall multiplication and division facts.

Topic

Onyx Class will be learning all about the Shang Dynasty. We will discover key information about the formation of the Shang Dynasty and the kinds who ruled it. We will learn all about everyday life, the music, cities and settlements adn the process of communication and worship in this early civilisation.

Science

In Science, we will be identifying sources of light and revising that light travels in straight lines. We will investigate light reflections, refraction and what light is made up of.

RE (Religious Education)

This term we will be learning about what it means to be a Buddhist. We will also be learning about how the Christian festival of Easter offers hope.

PE (Physical Education)

This early Spring Term we will be doing our best to stay fit and healthy by completing online fitness classes with Lance each week.

Computing

In computing lessons, we will be using ‘Hour of Code’ and ‘Scratch’ resources to show our creativity when coding.