Welcome to Snow Leopards' Class Page! We hope that you enjoy reading about all the exciting things that we have planned for the Spring term! Mrs McArdle is the teacher and Miss Hrycaj and Mrs Allwood are the teaching assistants.
This Spring term, we will be embarking on a thought provoking journey to answer the question: Our Changing World: Too Late to Save? During this topic, we will be learning about the impact humanity is having on our planet. We will explore the different areas of our world, including the frozen world, our seas and forests and jungles. We will discover what is happening in these areas; the impact humans are having and what can be done to rectify the damage done by humans. Throughout this topic, we will be developing our geographical skill set and understanding of
Our writing will be heavily influenced by our engaging topic. We will be putting into practice all our new SPAG learning to create some fascinating pieces including non-fiction writing, such as explanation texts and non-chronological reports. This Spring term, we will also be writing our DARE reports.
As we are in year 6, we will be covering a wide range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The children will be utilising skills of retrieval, inference and prediction, with a huge focus on vocabulary. To complement our topic, we will be reading the book 'Floodland' by Marcus Sedgwick. This thought-provoking novel focuses on the life of Zoe and her incredible quest to be reunited with her parents in a world being destroyed by rising sea levels.
This Spring term, we will be continuing to follow the White Rose Scheme of Learning. We will be kicking off the Spring term by learning about Fractions, including equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. As we progress, we will also be learning about area and perimeter, in addition to decimals and percentages. As always, we will be continuing to develop our problem solving skills.
As it is so important, E-safety will feature heavily throughout the term. We will focus on online relationships and self-image and identity. Following on from this, we will be learning about spreadsheets and how to enter formulae and complete calculations.
Art and DT
In art, we will be learning about Line Art inspired by the illustrations in our class book. We will be mastering the technique and exploring how different art media can create differing effects.
In RE, we will be learning about Beliefs and Action in the World.
For the first part of the Spring term we will be learning the rules and skills required for handball from the lovely sports coach Heather.
In Science, we will continue to learn about the natural world. We will be exploring how animals and plants are classified, including how invertebrates and vertebrae are grouped.
Homework and Spellings
Weekly homework and spellings will always been on Seesaw. Please can you encourage your child to practise their spellings, complete their homework and read at least 3 times a week in line with our home/school agreement.
Finally, if you do wish to speak with your child's class teacher, feel free to email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your continued support!