Welcome back Onyx Class! I hope all had a fantastic Christmas and are now ready for the challenges ahead!  I looking forward to working with you this spring term, to ensure your child can achieve their very best during this term at St Mark’s. Below I have outlined the subject areas we will be covering this term:

Onyx Spring 2019


This Spring Term we will start by looking at the narrative ‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’. We will also be writing across a range of genres including writing inspired by our learning from our topic ‘The Shang Dynasty’. In preparation for SATs we will be looking at strategies to answer SPAG questions and preparing for our reading assessment.


This term we are going to be revising all areas of learning in preparation for the KS2 SATs. 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.


This term we will be learning all about the Shang Dynasty We will discover key information about the formation of the Shang Dynasty and the kings who ruled it. Learn all about everyday life, the music, cities and settlements, and the process of worship in this early civilisation.


In computing lessons we will be using online applications to learn about communication and creativity. We will also be programming environments using Kodu.


In Science we will be identifying sources of light & revising that light travels in straight lines. We will investigate light reflections and the fact that white light is made of many colours.


This summer term Onyx Class will be preparing for their class assembly! We will be singing, dancing and acting!

RE (Religious Education)

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

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

In PSHE we will be learning about making decisions and coping with changes.


Onyx will have PE every Thursday. This term we will be focusing on basketball, football and cross country. Pupils will require their full PE kit for these lessons.


In the build up to SATs, Home Learning will be set twice a week. On a Friday to come back on Monday and on a Tuesday to come back on a Friday.