Welcome back Onyx Class! I hope all had a fantastic Easter and are now ready for the challenges ahead!  I looking forward to working with you this 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:


We will be reading and analysing ‘Boy in the Tower’ by Polly Ho-Yen. We will also be producing information texts linked to our School Journey and preparing for our SATs tests.


This term we are going to be revising all areas of learning in preparation for the KS2 SATs. After SATs we will continue to consolidate our Maths knowledge and apply these skills to real life problems.


This summer term we will compare disparate peoples and places in the UK, Europe, North America and South America. Look at your own area and discover the similarities and differences between where you live and these other intriguing locations. We will present our research in a variety of ways.


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 looking at ‘Living Things and Their Habitats’. We will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.


This summer term Onyx Class will be preparing for their Year 6 Show! We will be singing, dancing and acting!

RE (Religious Education)

This term we will be learning about the concept of destiny.

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

In PSHE we will be learning about making decisions and coping with changes. We will also be covering our RSE units.


We will be competing in athletics and playing cricket. We will also try lots of outdoor adventure activities at Osmington Bay.


Homework will be set each Friday and expected back on the following Monday and then on a Tuesday to be returned on a Friday. Remember to read every day.