Teacher: Miss Springate
Teaching Assistant: Miss Newman
The Windsor is a crisp, juicy, honeyed apple, perfect for making fruit juice. It also makes a very good drying apple. It was cultivated in Germany in the early 1930’s and ripens in early September. It is part of the Cox apple family.
Terms 5 and 6
Charity Day is fast approaching at the end of Term 5 so start thinking about your stall ideas and which charity you would like to support.
In Term 6, the children will sit their optional SATs in the hall to help prepare them for formal testing in year 6.
We are aiming to provide lots of fun learning opportunities as the weather, hopefully, improves including the STEM week in term 6 with a Maths and Science focus.
Our topic work for terms 5 and 6 will have a Science focus, exploring the life cycles of plants and animals. We will explore the different parts of plants which will link to our artist of the term, Georgia O'Keeffe. We will investigate seed dispersal, plant adaptation and even design our own super plant! Check the sunflower challenge homework to get a head start.
This will then be linked to the classification and life cycles of animals, including humans, and we even create our own David Attenborough style documentary about animals we have created for the Amazon rainforest.
In English, we will be reading 'Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson and focusing on letters and diaries in addition to narrative. To link with the life cycle work in Science, we will follow the development of caterpillars to butterflies and use it to inspire butterfly poetry and art. We will also write zoo keepers instructions and create a commentary for an Attenborough style TV documentary. As well as daily English lessons, children will continue to have reading sessions, as well as weekly spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons to develop their basic skills. This, alongside their weekly homework, is also to prepare them for the format of the English SATs papers at the end of year 6.
For an Eva Ibbotson booklist click the following link :
Please be aware that if this site has a YA (Young Adult) recommendation for a book, it is not suitable for our KS2 readers. Otherwise - enjoy!
In Terms 5 and 6, the children will continue to be set in groups for their daily Maths lessons and will cover a range of topics, including decimals, geometry and measure. They will also have times tables and mental maths sessions. As children often learn different mental and written methods for number work to those you may have learned or use now, please come and ask your child’s class teacher if you would like to discuss how best to help them at home. We will aim to give examples of relevant methods with any homework we send home too.