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This term’s English learning will be based on the poem The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. This book retells the ill-fated love story between the Highwayman and Bess. Our focus during the first half term will be to consolidate our GPS and writing skills by creating descriptions, diary entries and narratives.  In addition, Mrs Patrick will be teaching reading with a specific SATs focus using a variety of texts.

Later in the term, we will be using shorter texts and videos including;

  • Titanium music video
  • The short film Alma
  • The Day the Crayons Quit
  • The True story of the three little pigs

From these we will create a range of writing including newspaper, eyewitness reports, letters and persuasive texts. Cross-curricular writing will also occur through our History and Science topics.



In maths, we will be learning about ratio, geometry and algebra. In lessons, we will learn to consolidate our understanding and become fluent in the skills. Then we will apply our knowledge to different situations and  reason mathematically, explaining our understanding to others. In preparation for SATs,  arithmetic will be focused on during this term both within class and intervention groups.



Mrs Patrick will be leading Science on a Tuesday afternoon. She will be focusing on the Heart and exercise.



In our Crime and Punishment topic, children will learn the history of crime and punishment through the ages. Through geography, global learning and PHSE we will look at modern day persecution and hate crimes. In art we will be making 3D sculptures as well as developing our painting and sketching skills to support our topic work. Music and art will also be addressed in our end of year production of ‘Porridge’. In DT, we will be creating healthy meals to keep our bodies healthy and strong.



This term we will be studying Dance, Rounders and Athletics.

Please remember to bring in your full labelled kits and dress appropriately for the weather.



In Year 6 we will continue to learn about Excel, Powerpoint and Word. Our topic work will also give us the opportunity to use  Imovies, Paint and search engine for research.


RE and PHSE:

In  PHSE we will explore our own and others emotional well being as well as the treatment of others.



Mme Leydon will be delivering French.


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