Class Teacher - Miss A. Briggs
Teaching Assistant - Mrs J. Thompson
Welcome to Class 6B
This term, we are going back in time to Central America when the Mayans ruled the lands! We are going to be exploring who they were and how they lived, as well as examining different sources and considering their accuracy and reliability. As our English text is about the Ancient Mayan game of pok-a-tok, we will be discovering that their favourite ball game differs from our favourite ball game of football in more ways than one! Put it his way – winning was literally a matter of life and death! We will also be making links with DT by designing and making our very own Mayan masks and learning about the important role that they played within Mayan culture.
In music, we are going to focussing on our singing skills and learning how to perform different sequences and rhythm patterns before composing our own.
As scientists we will be looking closely at how our bodies work, focussing specifically on our heart and circulatory system We will be linking this to PE and our gymnastics unit, considering the importance of warms ups and cool downs and how they affect our body, as well as the importance of exercise on our body. We will also be learning how eating the wrong foods or having an unhealthy diet can be detrimental to our heart and health.
In RE, we will learn about the Bible and understand its significance to Christians. This will be followed by Unity, and Death and New Life as we head towards Easter.
Our maths work will continue with fractions, decimals and percentages, before moving onto alegebra, measurement and ratio. We have a lot to cover this term, and with the SATs coming ever closer, your help with ensuring that all maths homework is completed is very much appreciated.
This is an important term and we will be developing resilience, in particular we will be developing the pace that we are working at and preparing ourselves so that we can confidently sit our SATs in May.
- Reading at least 3 times a week
- Visit Mathletics – 2000 points per week
- Learn spellings- list provided each week
- Also learn to spell the words listed in the reading record.
- A piece of English and a piece of Maths will be set.
- Homework Challenges