Summer Term 2
Well, Y6 have a very exciting start to our final (FINAL!!...Sob! ) term here at St Mary's. We are off to Whitby for our residential! Hooray! I hope you have remembered to pack your suncream, your wellies and your toothbrush!
When we return, after completing our work on Whitby, we will be turning our attention to the Olympics and our topic, 'Groovy Greeks'. We have a fantastic trip to kick start our learning for this too - we are going to watch a fantastic Horrible Histories theatre performance at the Grand Opera House in York. Those Ancient Greeks were pretty gruesome at times, so I think we're going to love it! We will be recreating some Ancient Greek vases in 3D, adding our own Olympic inspiration, as well as learning about Ancient Greek democracy and comparing this to what we have in Britain today.
Finally, our Summer Y5/6 Production is entitled 'Go for Gold' and we are very excited to start practising so that we can perform to you all! Year 6's Creative Homework is going to be more costume-based for this one, please, as we will need some snazzy creations for the play! More information on this coming very soon!
As always, any questions, just ask :)
Summer 1 - 'A Whale of a Time in Whitby'
I know that Y6 are incredibly excited about this topic, as it will lead up to our fabulous residential to the wonderful Whitby, which we will visit for four days in June! This half term we will be learning all about this coastal town, including what it would be like to live there and how tourists are vital for the local economy. In geography, we will also be learning about coasts and coastal erosion, as well as how tourists can also sadly have a negative impact on the environment. I'm sure there will be a class countdown for the number of sleeps until we go...!!
This term is also a big one for Y6 as it is their SATs week commencing 9th May. The most important thing is that they try their best, which I know they absolutely will. My advice for them is simply to get lots of sleep, eat healthily and try not to worry .
PE days continue to be on Wednesdays and Fridays, but please ensure that PE kits are in school all week.
Creative Homework this term will be all about 'A Whale of a Time in Whitby' - as always, it is up to you to be as creative or as adventurous as you like! (Date for the showcase to be announced soon.)
I'm looking forward to a super Summer term.
Spring Term 2016
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a restful and enjoyable Christmas holiday.
Our topic this term is called 'What Goes Around Comes Around'. During the first half term, we are going to be having a real focus on Art as part of our topic. Kandinsky is the main artist we are going to be learning about and inspired by. He has created some amazing geometrical pieces of work that we will use to help us improve our painting skills, as well as learning about him as an artist. Our launch of the topic will consist of an 'Art Day' with Year 5, where we will explore a whole range of art mediums, including some 'Big Art' outside! The theme will continue across the curriculum, too. In English, we are going to be using the book and film 'Holes' written by Louis Sachar to write both narrative and non-fiction pieces. Lots of circle and geometry work will take place in maths, where the children will learn about the circumference, diameter and radius as well as some circular-based investigations. The medium term plan overview below has more information!
PE will continue to be indoor on Wednesdays and outdoor games on Fridays.
As always, feel free to pop in if you have any questions!
Mrs Over :)
We are continuing the second half of the Autumn term with our World War Two topic, 'What's in Yer Bag?'. Foljambe have already learnt so much and are looking forward to learning even more! Although we are still continuing with the novel 'Goodnight Mr Tom', we are also going to be studying the Diary of Anne Frank. Just before we broke up for half term, Y6 visited an Anne Frank exhibition at Doncaster Museum. The children were amazed by how small the hiding place was for the Frank family in the Secret Annexe, and are looking forward to reading her story in more detail.
Below are a few photographs of our visit.
I hope you all had a lovely Summer. The children have returned to school refreshed and eager to learn, excited about our 'What's in yer Bag?' World War Two topic! It's going to be brilliant!
Please see the attached documents to have a look at what we will be learning about this term.
Do not hesitate to ask if you have any queries or questions.
Mrs Over :)